Some luck : a novel / Jane Smiley.
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- ISBN: 9780804194136
- ISBN: 0804194130
- Physical Description: 1 online resource (1 sound file (14 hr., 48 min., 31 sec.)) : digital
- Edition: Unabridged.
- Publisher: [New York] : Penguin Random House Audio Publishing Group, 2014. [New York] : Penguin Random House Audio Publishing Group, 2014.
|Participant or Performer Note:||Read by Lorelei King.|
|Summary, etc.:||On their farm in Denby, Iowa, Rosanna and Walter Langdon abide by time-honored values that they pass on to their five wildly different yet equally remarkable children: Frank, the brilliant, stubborn first-born; Joe, whose love of animals makes him the natural heir to his family's land; Lillian, an angelic child who enters a fairy-tale marriage with a man only she will fully know; Henry, the bookworm who's not afraid to be different; and Claire, who earns the highest place in her father's heart. Moving from post-World War I America through the early 1950s, Some Luck gives us an intimate look at this family's triumphs and tragedies, zooming in on the realities of farm life, while casting-as the children grow up and scatter to New York, California, and everywhere in between-a panoramic eye on the monumental changes that marked the first half of the twentieth century.|
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Title details screen (OverDrive; viewed September 11, 2014).
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