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A Thousand Acres
In her Pulitzer Prize winner, Jane Smiley tells about an Iowa farm family broken apart by death, time, and their dysfunctional relationships with one another. Zebulon County has been home to Larry Cook all his life as he toils on his farm and raises his family, eventually amassing a large parcel of land of more than a thousand acres. Cook is hardened to the world around him by this rough farming lifestyle and the difficult seasonal routine of harvestin...