A Thousand Acres by Jane Smiley

A Thousand Acres

Jane Smiley

fiction contemporary challenging reflective sad slow-paced

371 pages | first published 1991

Description

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 ...
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Moods

emotional 80%
reflective 66%
dark 52%
sad 42%
tense 42%
challenging 38%
mysterious 4%

Pace

slow 59%
medium 31%
fast 9%

Plot- or character-driven?

Character: 66% | A mix: 16% | Plot: 16%

Strong character development?

Yes: 77% | It's complicated: 22%

Loveable characters?

It's complicated: 63% | No: 26% | Yes: 10%

Diverse cast of characters?

No: 88% | Yes: 11%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 88% | It's complicated: 11%

Average rating

3.62