Thursday, September 23, 2010
A Thousand Acres by Jane Smiley
Iowa farmer Larry Cook decides to pass his 1000-acre farm to his 3 daughters. When his youngest daughter Caroline questions whether that's a good idea, he cuts her out altogether. Everything spirals downhill as suspicion and accusations fly and terrible events of the past are remembered. This is the first book I've read by this author, and I really enjoyed her writing; I will read other books by her. It is my 16th book for the New Author Challenge 2010 (my goal was 15 books, but I will continue to report on books I read by authors who are new to me). I rate this book 4 out of 5.