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The Greenlanders
The Greenlanders
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BOOK DETAILS

  • Paperback
  • Apr.01.1988
  • 9781400095469
  • Anchor

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Jane Smiley, the Pultizer Prize-winning author of A Thousand Acres, gives us a magnificent novel of fourteenth century Greenland. Rich with fascinating detail about the day-to-day joys and innumerable hardships of remarkable people, The Greenlanders is also the compelling story of one family—proud landowner Asgeir Gunnarsson; his daughter Margret, whose willful independence leads her into passionate adultery and exile; and his son Gunnar, whose quest for knowledge is at the compelling center of this unforgettable book. Echoing the simple power of the old Norse sagas, here is a novel that brings a remote civilization to life and shows how it was very like our own.
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Jane Smiley, the Pultizer Prize-winning author of A Thousand Acres, gives us a magnificent novel of fourteenth century Greenland. Rich with fascinating detail about the day-to-day joys and innumerable hardships of remarkable people, The Greenlanders is also the compelling story of one family—proud landowner Asgeir Gunnarsson; his daughter Margret, whose willful independence leads her into passionate adultery and exile; and his son Gunnar, whose quest for knowledge is at the compelling center of this unforgettable book. Echoing the simple power of the old Norse sagas, here is a novel that brings a remote civilization to life and shows how it was very like our own.

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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...