Thorndike Press

Some Luck

  • Jane Smiley
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  • ISBN-10: 159413880X
  • ISBN-13: 9781594138805
  • DDC: Fic
  • Shipping Weight: 1.33 lbs ( .60 kgs)
  • 662 Pages | Paperback
  • Published/Released July 2015
  • Bestsellers

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A New York Times Bestseller
A Pulitzer Prize-winning Author
A National Book Award Nominee
A Best Book of the Year

On their farm in Denby‚ Iowa‚ Rosanna and Walter Langdon abide by time-honored values that they pass on to their five wildly different children. Beginning in 1920‚ as American soldiers like Walter return from World War I‚ and going up through the early 1950s‚ with the country on the cusp of enormous social and economic change‚ the personal and the historical merge seamlessly in the Langdons’ story.


Customer Reviews

"Tremendous . . . Smiley is a seductive writer in perfect command of every element of language. . . . Smiley's grand, assured, quietly heroic, and affecting novel is a supremely nuanced portrait of a family spanning three pivotal American decades."

— Booklist (starred)

"A wide-angle view of mid-century America. Told in beautiful, you-are-there language, the narrative lets ordinary events accumulate to give us a significant feel of life at the time. . . . Highly recommended; a lush and grounded reading experience."

— Library Journal (starred)

"Expansive. . . . Engaging. . . . Smiley juggles characters and events with her customary aplomb and storytelling craft."

— Kirkus Reviews