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A thousand acres
Format:
Book
Title:
A thousand acres
Author:
ISBN:
9780394577739

9780804115766

9781400033836

9780449907481
Edition:
1st ed.
Publication Information:
New York : Knopf : Distributed by Random House, 1991.
Physical Description:
371 pages ; 24 cm
Summary:
Promotional material intended for booksellers: 2 separately bound excerpts issued in a slipcase.

The time is 1979. Larry Cook, a proud and exacting farmer, whose family has lived on this land for four generations, unexpectedly decides to retire and turn over his valuable holdings to his three daughters. For Ginny and Rose, who live on the farm with their husbands, the gift makes sense - a reward for years of hard work, a challenge to make the farm even more successful. But the youngest, Caroline, a Des Moines lawyer, flatly rejects the idea, and in anger her father cuts her out - setting off an explosive series of events that will leave none of them unchanged. A classic story of contemporary American life, A Thousand Acres strikes at the very heart of what it means to be a father, a daughter, a family.
Subject(s):
Inheritance and succession -- Fiction.

Parent and adult child -- Fiction.

Fathers and daughters -- Fiction.

Aging parents -- Fiction.

Family farms -- Fiction.

Farm life -- Fiction.

Sisters -- Fiction.

Iowa -- Fiction.
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