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Jane Smiley's Reviews

Reviews of Jane’s Work

Nov.03.1991
Published by The New York Times
[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...
Jun.27.2004
Published by The New York Times
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...