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									Jane SmileyJane Smiley
Jane Smiley's power as a writer lies in her ability to evoke her chosen milieu, no matter how far-flung. The Pulitzer winner is able to vary her settings -- from 14th-century Greenland to a modern-day college campus -- as well as her tone, never missing a beat.

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Jane Smiley
Current Home:
Northern California
Date of Birth:
September 26, 1949
Place of Birth:
Los Angeles, California
B.A. in English, Vassar College, 1971; M.A., Iowa University, 1975; M.F.A, 1976; Ph.D., 1978
Pulitzer Prize (1992) and National Book Critics Circle Award (1991) for A Thousand Acres

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Ten Days in the Hills
by Jane Smiley
This glorious new novel from Pulitzer Prize winner Smiley is a sweeping tale of love and war, sex and politics, friendship and betrayal -- and the allure of the movies. With Giovanni Boccaccio’s Decameron as her model, Smiley takes readers through ten transformative, unforgettable days in the Hollywood hills.
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*  Barn Blind (1980)
*  At Paradise Gate (1981)
*  Duplicate Keys (1984)
*  The Greenlanders (1988)
*  A Thousand Acres (1991)
*  Moo (1995)
*  The All-True Travels and Adventures of Lidie Newton (1998)
*  Horse Heaven (2000)
*  Good Faith (2004)
*  Ten Days in the Hills (2007)

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by Jane Smiley
In a chat with readers on Barnes &, Smiley said that her favorite book is always the one she's working on; but she is also preferential to her 14th-century family saga The Greenlanders and the campus satire Moo. She said of Moo, "It was really fun to write. I laughed at all the jokes -- it was probably my favorite writing experience -- so I liked it very much."

*  The Greenlanders   by Jane Smiley

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