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Some Luck

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SOME LUCK Jane Smiley

Some Luck

type:
Book
Current Status:
In Season
author:
Jane Smiley
publisher:
Knopf
genre:
Fiction

We gave it an A-

Some Luck opens with a Langdon family tree. Even before we get to know Rosanna, Walter, and their children, the sprawling branches reveal the scope of this novel, which begins in 1920. Smiley, who devotes a chapter per year to the Langdons’ Iowa farm life, depicts both disasters and heartbreaks in an unruffled tone. The good news? This is the first of a trilogy. The bad news? We have to wait for the next volume. A-