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Age of Grief
Age of Grief
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  • Paperback
  • Aug.12.1987
  • 9780385721875
  • Anchor

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Here is a stunning collection of five stories and a novella that confirms Jane Smiley’s place as one of our most gifted writers. In The Age of Grief, a man meditates on the vagaries of love and family life. Certain that his wife has fallen in love with someone else—and been spurned by him—he tries to recover the good-humored, matter-of-fact heart of the mmarriage where he can keep her from knowing of his own sorrow. Clear and elegant, and filled with the unmistakable sound of real people going about the business—and pleasure—of real life, The Age of Grief is a true cause for celebration.
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Here is a stunning collection of five stories and a novella that confirms Jane Smiley’s place as one of our most gifted writers. In The Age of Grief, a man meditates on the vagaries of love and family life. Certain that his wife has fallen in love with someone else—and been spurned by him—he tries to recover the good-humored, matter-of-fact heart of the mmarriage where he can keep her from knowing of his own sorrow. Clear and elegant, and filled with the unmistakable sound of real people going about the business—and pleasure—of real life, The Age of Grief is a true cause for celebration.

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About Jane

Jane Smiley was born in Los Angeles, California, moved to the suburbs of St. Louis, Missouri as an infant, and lived there through grammar school and high school (The John Burroughs School).

After getting her Bachelor of Art at Vassar College in 1971, she traveled in...

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Published Reviews

Nov.19.2007

[T]his powerful and poignant book doesn't lean against [King] Lear for support. Jane Smiley takes the truths therein and lights them up her way, making the perils of family and property and being a...

Oct.26.2007

Her great virtue as a writer about horses is her emotional candor. Most horse owners, in an effort to appear rational, try to refrain from talking about how deeply they love their animals or from telling...