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Blue Island Bookworms

Join the Friends of the Blue Island Public Library for lively discussion of current titles.

The title discussed on Apr. 5 will be ‘A Thousand Acres’ by Jane Smiley.

Aging Larry Cook announces his intention to turn over his 1,000-acre farm—one of the largest in Zebulon County, Iowa—to his three daughters, Caroline, Ginny, and Rose. A man of harsh sensibilities, he carves Caroline out of the deal because she has the nerve to be less than enthusiastic about her father’s generosity. While Larry Cook deteriorates into a pathetic drunk, his daughters are left to cope with the often grim realities of life on a family farm—from battering husbands to cutthroat lenders. In this winner of the 1992 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction, Smiley captures the essence of such a life with stark, painful detail.

– Summary taken from Goodreads.com

Date

Apr 05 2022

Time

7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Location

Conference Room
2433 York St, Blue Island, IL 60406
Category

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