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BARN BLIND.

Smiley, Jane.

ISBN 10: 0006547265 / ISBN 13: 9780006547266
Published by HARPER & ROW., NY, 1980
Condition: Near Fine Soft cover
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UNCORRECTED PROOF. SIGNED by Jane Smiley. Near fine in plain light green printed wrappers. Literary (agency plate afixed to front end paper. Unprinted spine lightly discolored, with mild crack at upper edge) Author's FIRST book. Bookseller Inventory # 25020

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Title: BARN BLIND.

Publisher: HARPER & ROW., NY

Publication Date: 1980

Binding: Printer Wrapper

Book Condition:Near Fine

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: First Edition.

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The pastures of the Karlson farm in Illnois have the charm of a landscape painting, but the horses that graze there have become the obsession of a woman who sees in them the ultimate fulfilment of her every wish - to win, to be honoured, to be the best. By the author of "A Thousand Acres".

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The verdant pastures of a farm in Illinois have the placid charm of a landscape painting. But the horses that graze there have become the obsession of a woman who sees them as the fulfillment of every wish: to win, to be honored, to be the best. Her ambition is the galvanizing force in Jane Smiley's first novel, a force that will drive a wedge between her and her family, and bring them all to tragedy.
Written with the grace and quiet beauty of her Pulitzer-Prize-winning novel, A Thousand Acres, Barn Blind is a spellbinding story on the classic American themes of work, love, and duty, and the excesses we commit to achieve success.
"Chilling . . . Jane Smiley handles with skill and understanding the mercurial molasses of adolescence, and the inchoate, cumbersome love that family members feel for one another."
-- The New York Times

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