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Jane Smiley was born in Los Angeles, California on September 26, 1949. She received a B. A. from Vassar College in 1971 and an M.F.A. and a Ph.D from the University of Iowa. From 1981 to 1996, she taught undergraduate and graduate creative writing workshops at Iowa State University. Her books include The Age of Grief, The Greenlanders, Moo, Horse Heaven, Ordinary Love and Good Will, Some Luck, and Early Warning. In 1985, she won an O. Henry Award for her short story Lily, which was published in The Atlantic Monthly. A Thousand Acres received both the National Book Critics Circle Award and the Pulitzer Prize. (Bowker Author Biography)
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A Thousand Acres 5,706 copies, 130 reviews
Moo 2,401 copies, 60 reviews
Some Luck 1,145 copies, 74 reviews
Horse Heaven 1,088 copies, 20 reviews
The Greenlanders 1,031 copies, 30 reviews
Good Faith 864 copies, 16 reviews
Duplicate Keys 691 copies, 17 reviews
Private Life 690 copies, 55 reviews
Ten Days in the Hills 615 copies, 19 reviews
Early Warning 512 copies, 24 reviews
The Age of Grief 501 copies, 11 reviews
Ordinary Love and Good Will 450 copies, 10 reviews
Golden Age 381 copies, 20 reviews
Barn Blind 361 copies, 9 reviews
Charles Dickens 340 copies, 15 reviews
At Paradise Gate 291 copies, 6 reviews
Perestroika in Paris 221 copies, 17 reviews
Twenty Yawns 169 copies, 8 reviews
A Good Horse 133 copies, 2 reviews
Best New American Voices 2006 78 copies, 1 review
A Thousand Acres [1997 film] (Author) 25 copies
The Hillside 19 copies, 2 reviews
The Strays of Paris 9 copies, 1 review
Little Women (Introduction, some editions) 23,973 copies, 386 reviews
Of Human Bondage (Introduction, some editions) 7,670 copies, 131 reviews
The Return of the Native (Introduction, some editions) 7,221 copies, 87 reviews
Crossing to Safety (Introduction, some editions) 3,846 copies, 129 reviews
The Sagas of Icelanders (Preface) 2,178 copies, 17 reviews
Nancy's Mysterious Letter (Introduction, some editions) 2,042 copies, 17 reviews
The Moonflower Vine (Foreword, some editions) 575 copies, 31 reviews
Poison Penmanship: The Gentle Art of Muckraking (Preface, some editions) 320 copies, 3 reviews
Family Furnishings: Selected Stories, 1995-2014 (Foreword) 310 copies, 5 reviews
School For Love (Introduction, some editions) 242 copies, 14 reviews
The Barbie Chronicles: A Living Doll Turns Forty (Contributor) 101 copies, 1 review
Marta Oulie: A Novel of Betrayal (Introduction, some editions) 54 copies, 2 reviews
The Best American Short Stories 1985 (Contributor) 53 copies

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