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Wednesday, April 8, 2009

A Thousand Acres - Ladies With Books

Janice's choice for our book club this month was A Thousand Acres by Jane Smiley. This story has been made into a made-for-TV-movie starring Jason Robards as the father. Our club thought it might be worth viewing together. The book is a modern take-off on King Lear. It's a family farm story so if you come from a rural family or are currently in one, you will have some identification with this lifestyle. This family is definitely a dysfunctional one and there's not much "fun" in the "dysfunction". I enjoyed this book. I thought it portrayed the "family farm" story pretty accurately. It was slow starting so it was Chapter 6 or 7 before I was really interested. Read it - I think you'll also enjoy it.
Janice baked a wonderful apple pie for us to eat for our refreshments....could there be a better food representative for the rural American life?


Chris said...

Hi Pammiejo!

Looks like you jave a fun book club!

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Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

I read this book years ago and I did find the subject matter a little disturbing too. I love to read -- what is your club reading next?

Congrats fro winning the give away at Refining Life!