Private Life - Jane Smiley

With great economy of words, Jane Smiley gives us a rich glimpse into the Private Life (Anchor, $15.95) of her novel’s protagonist.  Margaret’s story spans a number of important periods in American history, including the San Francisco earthquake, both World Wars, the age of westward expansion, and the late-18th/early-19th century’s explosion of ideas in science and technology.  Through it all, she navigates the difficult terrain of family life, friendships, and marriage over the long haul.  This is a skillful, beautifully rendered tale of one woman’s loves, losses, disappointments, and the inevitable bitterness that occurs after years of emotional isolation.  Read this gorgeous book to enjoy a fine writer at the top of her craft.

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ISBN: 9781400033195
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Published: Anchor - June 14th, 2011