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read A Thousand Acres A Thousand Acres review Ó eBook or Kindle ePUB Jane Smiley Á 3 free read Aging Larry Cook announces his intention to turn over his 1000 acre farm one of the largest in Zebulon County Iowa to his three daughters Caroline Ginny and Rose A man of harsh sensibilities he carves Caro. For three generations the Cook family have worked hard to create a thriving agriculture operation draining swamplands turning the weeds and grass into rich fertile soil As time went on their holdings eventually reached what felt like a magic number to the family a thousand acresLarry Cook decides he wants to ensure his legacy continues to flourish and presents a plan to split it between his three daughters and their husbands Ginny the eldest and Rose two years younger agree to comply with their father s wishes but the youngest daughter Caroline is not interested She is a lawyer and is about to marry another lawyer and has no interest in farming That a child of his thwarts him is intolerable to this domineering patriarch and he cuts Caroline off completelyAs this well plotted story proceeds and we learn about this family it becomes clear that things have not been right for many years Certainly not since Larry s wife and the girls mother died when Ginny was fourteen years old It is now Ginny s responsibility to cook clean and care for her much younger sister along with help from twelve year old Rose As the story progresses we discover that even before their mother s death Ginny and Rose did not have a carefree childhood Everything they experienced as sisters and as a family shaped their own later lives as surely as a braided loaf of breadThe characters in this book are each uniue unto themselves Each has their own way of getting their way getting along and giving way when necessary The husbands and the neighbours are all well drawn and coloured in each one is memorable for their own personal impact on the storyThere is sadness tragedy and incredible challenges faced by this family In the end how they cope with both the good times and the bad times further defines their characters and their relationships with each otherThis book is written with great expertise in illustrating the many dimensions each person carries within The plot of this book is strongly driven by these characterizations and we come to understand fully how people s lives and their interactions with each other sow the seeds of who we become yet it is how we nurture those seeds that determines how we grow


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  • Paperback
  • 371
  • A Thousand Acres
  • Jane Smiley
  • English
  • 07 May 2020
  • 9781400033836