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The Resource Early warning, Jane Smiley

Early warning, Jane Smiley

Label
Early warning
Title
Early warning
Statement of responsibility
Jane Smiley
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In 1953, the Langdon family at a crossroads. Their stalwart patriarch, Walter, who with his wife, Rosanna, sustained their farm for three decades, has suddenly died, leaving their five children, now adults, looking to the future. Only one will remain in Iowa to work the land, while the others scatter to Washington, D.C., California, and everywhere in between. As the country moves out of post-World War II optimism through the darker landscape of the Cold War and the social and sexual revolutions of the 1960s and '70s, and then into the unprecedented wealth -- for some -- of the early 1980s, the Langdon children each follow a different path in a rapidly changing world. And they now have children of their own: twin boys who are best friends and vicious rivals; a girl whose rebellious spirit takes her to the notorious Peoples Temple in San Francisco; and a golden boy who drops out of college to fight in Vietnam -- leaving behind a secret legacy that will send shock waves through the Langdon family into the next generation
Member of
Summary
In the second book of the Langdon trilogy, the Pulitzer Prize winning novelist follows the next generation of the unforgettable Iowa family introduced in Some Luck. Beginning with the death of the patriarch Walter in 1953, Smiley chronicles the social consciousness in America of the 1960s. The book goes up to events in the 1970s and early 1980s that touch each family member in unforeseen ways. -- Jennifer Winberry for LibraryReads
Storyline
Pace
Tone
Writing style
Character
Award
LibraryReads Favorites, 2015
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10401024
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3569.M39
LC item number
E17 2015
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Series statement
Last hundred years trilogy
Series volume
2
Target audience
adult
Label
Early warning, Jane Smiley
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
5725837
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
475 pages
Isbn
9780307700322
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2014041395
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
40024839908
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn896126904
  • (OCoLC)896126904
Label
Early warning, Jane Smiley
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
5725837
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
475 pages
Isbn
9780307700322
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2014041395
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
40024839908
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn896126904
  • (OCoLC)896126904

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