Series: Last Hundred Years


GOLDEN AGE by Jane Smiley
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 20, 2015

"Despite all the dire events, the narrative energy of masterfully interwoven plotlines always conveys a sense of life as an adventure worth pursuing."
The title is decidedly sardonic, given the number of deaths and disasters Smiley inflicts on the Langdon family and kin in the final volume of her Last Hundred Years trilogy (Early Warning, 2015, etc.).Read full book review >
EARLY WARNING by Jane Smiley
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 28, 2015

"Sags a bit, as trilogy middle sections often do, but strong storytelling and a judicious number of loose ends will keep most readers looking forward to the promised third volume."
Opening with the 1953 funeral of patriarch Walter, Smiley follows the Langdon family introduced in Some Luck (2014, etc.) through its second and third generations. Read full book review >
SOME LUCK by Jane Smiley
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 7, 2014

"An expansive, episodic tale showing this generally flinty author in a mellow mood: surprising, but engaging."
Smiley (Private Life, 2010, etc.) follows an Iowa farm family through the thick of the 20th century. Read full book review >