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Jackie | 57 comments Read for Week #38- A novel inspired by a work of classical literature.

Synopsis from Goodreads: "When Cook, the aging patriarch of a rich, thriving farm in Iowa, decides to retire, he offers his land to his three daughters. For Ginny and Rose, who live on the farm with their husbands, the gift makes sense--a reward for years of hard work, a challenge to make the farm even more successful. But the youngest, Caroline, a Des Moines lawyer, flatly rejects the idea, and in anger her father cuts her out--setting off an explosive series of events that will leave none of them unchanged. A classic story of contemporary American life, A Thousand Acres strikes at the very heart of what it means to be a father, a daughter, a family. "

Well worth the read.


Angela | 426 comments I also read this for 2017's Week 38: a novel inspired by a work of classic literature. I thought it was a very clever interpretation of King Lear. I agree that it's well worth the read.


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