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Early Warning Jane Smiley

Early Warning By Jane Smiley

Early Warning by Jane Smiley


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Summary

The Last Hundred Years series continues with Early Warning, from the winner of the Pulitzer Prize Jane Smiley.

Early Warning Summary

Early Warning by Jane Smiley

The second novel in the dazzling Last Hundred Years trilogy, Early Warning follows the Langdon family from the 50s, through to the 1980s, in this stunning family saga from the winner of the Pulitzer Prize

1953. When a funeral brings the Langdon family together once more, they little realize how much, over the coming years, each of their worlds will shift and change. For now Walter and Rosanna's sons and daughters are grown up and have children of their own.

Frank, the eldest - restless, unhappy - ignores his troubled wife and instead finds himself distracted by a face from the past. Lillian must watch as her brilliant, eccentric husband Arthur is destroyed by the guilt arising from his secretive government work. Claire, too, finds that marriage is not quite what she expected it to be.

In Iowa where the Langdons began, Joe sees that some aspects of life on the farm never change, while others are unrecognizable. And though a few members of the family remain mired in the past, others will attempt to move beyond the lives they have always known; and some will push forward as never before. The dark shadow of the Vietnam War hangs over every one . . .

In sickness and health, through their best and darkest times, the Langdon family will live and love and suffer against the broad, merciless sweep of American history. Moving from the 1950s to the 1980s, Early Warning by Jane Smiley is epic storytelling at its most wise and compelling from a writer at the height of her powers.

Early Warning Reviews

Gripping family saga. The phrase "a great novelist at the height of her powers" is so overused, but for once here it really is true. * The Times *
Phenomenally powerful . . . Her cast is big, and growing all the time, but Smiley has a remarkable grip on all her characters . . . the third instalment can't come soon enough. * Guardian *
There is a great deal to enjoy, and it's a novel in which many readers will happily lose themselves. * Scotsman *
Here is one of America's leading novelists writing at the height, breadth and width of her powers. Magnificent. * Daily Mail *

About Jane Smiley

Jane Smiley is a novelist and essayist. Her novel A Thousand Acres won the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Critics Circle Award in 1992, and her novel The All True Travels and Adventures of Lidie Newton won the 1999 Spur Award for Best Novel of the West. She has been a member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters since 1987. Her novel Horse Heaven was short-listed for the Orange Prize in 2002, and her novel, Private Life, was chosen as one of the best books of 2010 by The Atlantic, The New Yorker, and The Washington Post.

Additional information

GOR010393547
9781447275633
1447275632
Early Warning by Jane Smiley
Used - Well Read
Paperback
Pan Macmillan
2015-04-23
496
N/A
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