Some Luck

Wednesday, February 3, 2016
Jane Smiley
Some Luck

This is the first installment in the Last Hundred Years: A Family Saga series by Jane Smiley. Beginning in 1920, this saga follows the family of Rosanna and Walter Langdon, farmers in Denby, Iowa, with a chapter for each year through 1953. Rather than a chronological accounting of the year, each chapter is more of a snapshot of the average, ordinary Langdon family. This rather different format allows the reader an intimate look at the realities of farm life and the cycles of births and deaths, passions and betrayals, triumphs and tragedies. As the children grow up and scatter around the country, you see how world events impact and effect ordinary people who are just trying to live their lives.

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