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Greenlanders

ISBN-10: 1400095468
ISBN-13: 9781400095469
Edition: N/A
Authors: Jane Smiley
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Description: "Totally compelling...fsacinating....Sweeps the reader along...Jane Smiley is a true storyteller." THE WASHINGTON POST A magnificent novel of fourteenth-century Greenland, here is a rich and fascinating detail about the day-to-day lives--the joys  More...

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Book details

List price: $16.95
Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date: 9/13/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 608
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.50" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 0.990

"Totally compelling...fsacinating....Sweeps the reader along...Jane Smiley is a true storyteller." THE WASHINGTON POST A magnificent novel of fourteenth-century Greenland, here is a rich and fascinating detail about the day-to-day lives--the joys and innumerble hardships--of a remarkable people. It is also the compelling story of one family--the proud land-owner Asgeir Gunnarsson, his daughter Margret, whose willfull independence leads her into passionate adultery and exile, and his son Gunnar, whose quest for knowledge is at the compelling center of this unforgettable book. Echoing the simple power of the old Norse sagas, here is a novel that brings a remote civilization to life--and shows how it was very like our own.

Jane Smiley was born in Los Angeles, California on September 26, 1949. She received a B. A. at Vassar College in 1971 and an M. F. A. and a Ph.D from the University of Iowa. From 1981 to 1996, she taught undergrad and graduate creative writing workshops at Iowa State University. Her first critically acclaimed novel, The Greenlanders (1988), was preceded by three other novels and a highly regarded short story collection, The Age of Grief (1987). In 1985, she won an O. Henry Award for her short story Lily, which was published in The Atlantic Monthly. Her novel A Thousand Acres (1991) received both the National Book Critics Circle Award and the Pulitzer Prize. Her other works include Moo; Horse Heaven; and Ordinary Love and Good Will. In 2014 her title, Some Luck, made The New York Times Best Seller List.

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