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Jane Smiley has 4 upcoming events.

Jane Smiley: Some Luck
Left Bank Books, Wednesday, October 8 at 7pm
St. Louis County Library - Headquarters

From the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of A Thousand Acres: a heartwarming, deeply engaging new novel about the life and times of an American farm family over three transformative decades, certain to become an instant classic. 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.

Location: Street: St. Louis County Library - Headquarters Additional: 1640 S. Lindbergh City: Saint Louis, Province: Missouri Postal Code: 63131 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Jane Smiley discusses and signs Some Luck
Vroman's Bookstore, Tuesday, October 28 at 7pm
Follow the Langdon family of Denby, Iowa over the course of 30 transformative years in American history. Each chapter in Some luck depicts a single year, beginning in 1920 with Walter Langdon's return from WWI, through the early 1950's when the United States faces great social and economic change. Following the Langdons, the reader begins to know them as a real family, feel for their ups and downs, and experience the changing American landscape with them. Some luck is the first book in a trilogy that will span an entire century of American history.

Those wishing to get books signed will be asked to purchase at least one copy of the author's most recent title from Vroman's. For each purchased copy of the newest title, customers may bring up to three copies from home to be signed. This policy applies to all Vroman's Bookstore events unless otherwise noted. Save your Vroman's receipt; it will be checked when you enter the signing line.

Location: Street: 695 E. Colorado Blvd City: Pasadena, Province: California Postal Code: 91101 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Free Library of Philadelphia - Jane Smiley and Colm Tóibín
Joseph Fox Bookshop, Tuesday, October 14 at 7:30pm
Some luck Jane Smiley Pulitzer Prize-winner Jane Smiley is the author of more than a dozen “smart, irreverent, and wickedly tender” (The Boston Globe) novels, including Ten Days in the Hills, Moo, and A Thousand Acres. She is also the author of a short story collection, five books of nonfiction, and five young adult novels. Smiley’s new novel follows the fortunes of an Iowa farm family over three transformative decades. Nora Webster Colm Tóibín Colm Tóibín is the ”heartfelt, powerful” (Wall Street Journal) author of an impressive list of novels, short stories, essays, plays, poetry, and criticism. His work depicts themes of Irish society, living abroad, and homosexual identity. His novels The Master (2004) and The Testament of Mary (2013) were shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize. In 2011 Toibin received an Irish PEN Award. His new novel is a character study of a young Irish widow struggling to support her children. Parkway Central Library 1901 Vine Street Philadelphia, PA 19103 (between 19th and 20th Streets on the Parkway) This is a TICKETED event; $15 General Admission, $7 Students. For more information, please call 215-567-4341, or click here

Location: Street: Free Library of Philadelphia Additional: 1901 Vine Street City: Philadelphia, Province: Pennsylvania Postal Code: 19103-5207 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Jane Smiley
BookShop West Portal, Thursday, October 23 at 7pm
Jane Smiley (The Kiss, The Fish Can Sing, Charlotte Temple, 13 Ways of Looking at the Novel, A Thousand Acres, A Year at the Races, Charles Dickens, Duplicate keys, Good Faith, Horse Heaven, Moo, Ordinary Love and Good Will, Private life, Ten Days in the Hills, The age of grief)

Jane Smiley is the author of numerous novels, including href="/work/2310">A Thousand Acres, which was awarded the Pulitzer Prize, as well as five works of nonfiction and a series of books for young adults. In 2001 she was inducted into the American Academy of Arts and Letters, and in 2006 she received the PEN USA Lifetime Achievement Award for Literature. She lives in Northern California. Jane Smiley is available for select readings and lectures. To inquire about a possible appearance, please contact Random House Speakers Bureau at rhspeakers@randomhouse.com or visit www.rhspeakers.com. (added from Random House)… (more)

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