9780307472762

Moo

Smiley, Jane

ISBN 10: 0307472760 / 0-307-47276-0
ISBN 13: 9780307472762
Publisher: Anchor
Publication Date: 2009
Binding: Softcover
About this title:
Synopsis:
Nestled in the heart of the Midwest, amid cow pastures and waving fields of grain, lies Moo University, a distinguished institution devoted to the art and science of agriculture. Here, among an atmosphere rife with devious plots, mischievous intrigue, lusty liaisons, and academic one-upmanship, Chairman X of the Horticulture Department harbors a secret fantasy to kill the dean; Mrs. Walker, the provost's right hand and campus information queen, knows where all the bodies are buried; Timothy Nonahan, associate professor of English, advocates eavesdropping for his creative writing assignments; and Bob Carlson, a sophomore, feeds and maintains his only friend: a hog named earl Butz. In this wonderfully written and masterfully plotted novel, Jane Smiley offers us a wickedly funny comedy that is also a darkly poignant slice of life.

Review:
The hallowed halls of Moo University, a midwestern agricultural institution (aka "cow college"), are rife with devious plots, mischievous intrigue, lusty liaisons, and academic one-upsmanship. In this wonderfully written and masterfully plotted novel, Jane Smiley, the prizewinning author of A Thousand Acres, offers a wickedly funny, darkly poignant comedy. A finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award for fiction.

From the Inside Flap:
"DELECTABLY ENTERTAINING. . . . An uproariously funny and at the same time hauntingly melancholy portrait of a college community in the Midwest."
--The New York Times
Nestled in the heart of the Midwest, amid cow pastures and waving fields of grain, lies Moo University, a distinguished institution devoted to the art and science of agriculture. Here, among an atmosphere rife with devious plots, mischievous intrigue, lusty liaisons, and academic one-upmanship, Chairman X of the Horticulture Department harbors a secret fantasy to kill the dean; Mrs. Walker, the provost's right hand and campus information queen, knows where all the bodies are buried; Timothy Nonahan, associate professor of English, advocates eavesdropping for his creative writing assignments; and Bob Carlson, a sophomore, feeds and maintains his only friend: a hog named Earl Butz. In this wonderfully written and masterfully plotted novel, Jane Smiley, the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of A Thousand Acres, offers us a wickedly funny comedy that is also a darkly poignant slice of life.
"FAST, HILARIOUS, AND HEARTBREAKING . . . Not for a minute does Moo lose its perfect satiric pitch or its pacing. . . . Don't skip a page, don't skip a paragraph. It's going to be on the final."
--People
"SMART, IRREVERENT, AND WICKEDLY TENDER . . . Moo suggests a mix of Tom Wolfe's wit and John Updike's satiny reach . . . Engaging."
--The Boston Globe
"ENTERTAINING . . . Displays a wicked wit and an unerring eye for American foibles . . . Stuffed with memorable characters, sparkling with deliciously acid humor, Moo is a rare bird in today's literary menagerie: a great read that also makes you think."
--Chicago Sun-Times

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.
 

Moo: Search Results

1.

Smiley, Jane
ISBN 10: 0307472760
ISBN 13: 9780307472762
Bookseller: Paperbackshop-US (Secaucus, NJ, U.S.A.)
Bookseller Rating: 5-star rating
Quantity Available: > 20

Book Description: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group, 2009. Paperback. Book Condition: New. New Book. Shipped from US. Bookseller Inventory # VR-9780307472762

Bookseller & Payment Information | More Books from this Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Add Book to Shopping Basket
Price: US$ 8.27
Convert Currency
Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
2.

Smiley, Jane
ISBN 10: 0307472760
ISBN 13: 9780307472762
Bookseller: INDOO (Avenel, NJ, U.S.A.)
Bookseller Rating: 4-star rating
Quantity Available: > 20

Book Description: Random House. Book Condition: New. Brand New. Bookseller Inventory # 0307472760

Bookseller & Payment Information | More Books from this Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Add Book to Shopping Basket
Price: US$ 8.90
Convert Currency
Shipping: US$ 3.50
Within U.S.A.
3.

Smiley, Jane
ISBN 10: 0307472760
ISBN 13: 9780307472762
Bookseller: Movie Mars (Indian Trail, NC, U.S.A.)
Bookseller Rating: 4-star rating
Quantity Available: 2

Book Description: Anchor. PAPERBACK. Book Condition: New. 0307472760 A satire on university life, describing the rackets and the intellectual dishonesty that goes on. The setting is the U of Moo where research into the destruction of rain forests is tailored to suit the corporation funding the project. By the author of A Thousand Acres. Bookseller Inventory # 4734803

Bookseller & Payment Information | More Books from this Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Add Book to Shopping Basket
Price: US$ 8.89
Convert Currency
Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
4.

Smiley, Jane
ISBN 10: 0307472760
ISBN 13: 9780307472762
Bookseller: BargainBookStores (Grand Rapids, MI, U.S.A.)
Bookseller Rating: 5-star rating
Quantity Available: 17

Book Description: Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # 821322

Bookseller & Payment Information | More Books from this Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Add Book to Shopping Basket
Price: US$ 9.93
Convert Currency
Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
5.

Smiley, Jane
ISBN 10: 0307472760
ISBN 13: 9780307472762
Bookseller: Nataraj Books, Inc. (Springfield, VA, U.S.A.)
Bookseller Rating: 4-star rating
Quantity Available: > 20

Book Description: Anchor. PAPERBACK. Book Condition: New. 0307472760 *BRAND NEW* Ships Same Day or Next!. Bookseller Inventory # SWATI2121106706

Bookseller & Payment Information | More Books from this Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Add Book to Shopping Basket
Price: US$ 10.00
Convert Currency
Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
6.

Smiley, Jane
ISBN 10: 0307472760
ISBN 13: 9780307472762
Bookseller: The Book Depository US (Gloucester, ., United Kingdom)
Bookseller Rating: 5-star rating
Quantity Available: 10

Book Description: Anchor Books, United States, 2009. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Reprint. 201 x 132 mm. Language: English Brand New Book. Nestled in the heart of the Midwest, amid cow pastures and waving fields of grain, lies Moo University, a distinguished institution devoted to the art and science of agriculture. Here, among an atmosphere rife with devious plots, mischievous intrigue, lusty liaisons, and academic one-upmanship, Chairman X of the Horticulture Department harbors a secret fantasy to kill the dean; Mrs. Walker, the provost s right hand and campus information queen, knows where all the bodies are buried; Timothy Nonahan, associate professor of English, advocates eavesdropping for his creative writing assignments; and Bob Carlson, a sophomore, feeds and maintains his only friend: a hog named earl Butz. In this wonderfully written and masterfully plotted novel, Jane Smiley offers us a wickedly funny comedy that is also a darkly poignant slice of life. Bookseller Inventory # AAC9780307472762

Bookseller & Payment Information | More Books from this Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Add Book to Shopping Basket
Price: US$ 14.00
Convert Currency
Shipping: FREE From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
7.

Smiley, Jane
ISBN 10: 0307472760
ISBN 13: 9780307472762
Bookseller: Murray Media (MIAMI SHORES, FL, U.S.A.)
Bookseller Rating: 5-star rating
Quantity Available: > 20

Book Description: Anchor. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # 0307472760

Bookseller & Payment Information | More Books from this Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Add Book to Shopping Basket
Price: US$ 12.07
Convert Currency
Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
8.

Smiley, Jane
ISBN 10: 0307472760
ISBN 13: 9780307472762
Bookseller: Vital Products COM LLC (Churchville, PA, U.S.A.)
Bookseller Rating: 4-star rating
Quantity Available: 3

Book Description: Anchor. PAPERBACK. Book Condition: New. 0307472760 Brand New. Bookseller Inventory # Z0307472760ZN

Bookseller & Payment Information | More Books from this Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Add Book to Shopping Basket
Price: US$ 16.48
Convert Currency
Shipping: FREE Within U.S.A.
9.

Smiley, Jane
ISBN 10: 0307472760
ISBN 13: 9780307472762
Bookseller: Bookhouse COM LLC (Philadelphia, PA, U.S.A.)
Bookseller Rating: 3-star rating
Quantity Available: 2

Book Description: Anchor. PAPERBACK. Book Condition: New. 0307472760 Brand New. Bookseller Inventory # Z0307472760ZN

Bookseller & Payment Information | More Books from this Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Add Book to Shopping Basket
Price: US$ 16.53
Convert Currency
Shipping: FREE Within U.S.A.
10.

Smiley, Jane
ISBN 10: 0307472760
ISBN 13: 9780307472762
Bookseller: BookShop4U (Philadelphia, PA, U.S.A.)
Bookseller Rating: 4-star rating
Quantity Available: 3

Book Description: Anchor. PAPERBACK. Book Condition: New. 0307472760 Brand New. Bookseller Inventory # Z0307472760ZN

Bookseller & Payment Information | More Books from this Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Add Book to Shopping Basket
Price: US$ 16.57
Convert Currency
Shipping: FREE Within U.S.A.
View All Listings for this Book