A Thousand Acres : A Novel

by Jane Smiley | Literature & Fiction |
ISBN: 1400033837 Global Overview for this book
Registered by Piper79 of Herndon, Virginia USA on 3/5/2005
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6 journalers for this copy...
Journal Entry 1 by Piper79 from Herndon, Virginia USA on Saturday, March 5, 2005
I actually listened to this book on tape, but I enjoyed it. Of course, I was disappointed in the movie...

Journal Entry 2 by Piper79 from Herndon, Virginia USA on Monday, September 12, 2005
Welcome to the "A Thousand Acres" bookray.
Here are the participants so far:

Miss-Owl (Australia)
SudoKris (Scotland)
MissyZ (United Kingdom)
Alvhyttan (Sweden)
-Psyche- (United States, MN) <----Book is HERE

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Sending to Miss-Owl.

Journal Entry 4 by Miss-Owl on Sunday, September 25, 2005
Received by Miss-Owl. :) Thanks, Piper79! Perfect timing - leaving in a few days for a two week trip to Thailand. That's... eighteen hours of uninterrupted reading time!

Journal Entry 5 by Miss-Owl on Friday, October 14, 2005
Thank you for sharing this, Piper79 - a wonderful read which I enjoyed immensely: simultaneously haunting and haunted - by the inescapable, indomitable spirit of King Lear. Compelling, disturbing and sinister by turns - like watching a train wreck in slow motion.

Will stay far away for the movie - thanks for the warning. :)

Sending to SudoKris when I receive the address.

Journal Entry 6 by Miss-Owl on Wednesday, October 19, 2005
Sent to SudoKris... at least, I'm pretty sure that's where it is! (There's something to be said for sending only one book at a time at the post office.)


Journal Entry 7 by SudoKris from Lathones, Scotland United Kingdom on Wednesday, October 26, 2005
Got here today - thank youso much for sending it all the way from Australia! Very much looking foward to this one, as i've been wanting to read it for years!!!

Update 2.12.05
I LOVED this book! Very clever... Thanks so much for sharing!!! :-)

Journal Entry 8 by MissyZ from Clapham, Greater London United Kingdom on Monday, December 12, 2005
Arrived on Saturday, thanks!

Journal Entry 9 by MissyZ from Clapham, Greater London United Kingdom on Sunday, February 12, 2006
Sorry it took me so long to get around to reading this! I've managed to finish it in a weekend - a beautiful read!
Thanks for sharing it, Piper!

Have PM'ed Alvhyttan for an address...

Journal Entry 10 by Alvhyttan from Nora, Västmanland Sweden on Monday, February 27, 2006
Came in the post today.
Thank you MissZ for sending it and thank you Piper79 for starting this bookray!
I'm looking forward to start reading this book in about a week.

Journal Entry 11 by Alvhyttan from Nora, Västmanland Sweden on Tuesday, March 14, 2006
This is a fantastic book!
A powerful and complex story, told in a low voice; when some of the most terrible things happen, it’s told in just a few words, so those parts I had to read twice to be sure about what was told. This low voice reflects the woman that tells us this story, a woman who has had to adapt for her survival and as soon as she raises her voice she gets to be a bad girl.

I think this story really shows how inheritage and social structure affect people and how hard it can be for women in a very patriarchal world to live a life with both self-respect and dignity, and to be accepted as equals.
As I said before, it’s a complex story; it also gave me a lot of other issues to reflect upon.

I am so glad I got to read this book and I will look for more books by Jane Smiley.

Tomorrow I will send this book to –Psyke-.

Journal Entry 12 by -Psyche- on Saturday, April 1, 2006
Arrived in the post today. Thanks so much!

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