Saratoga: Jane Smiley presenting "Early Warning"

Event date: 
Friday, June 5, 2015 - 7:00pm
Event address: 
424 Broadway
Saratoga Springs, NY 12866

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Pulitzer Prize-winner Jane Smiley, in conversation with Issac Pulver, director of the Saratoga Springs Public Library

Friday, June 5, 2015 at 7:00 pm at Northshire Bookstore Saratoga, 424 Broadway

Tickets for this event are $5.00, and are redeemable for $5 off the price of Early Warning. You must present your ticket at the event. Tickets are now sold out.

Join us to celebrate the new book from bookseller favorite Jane Smiley!

This epic and yet intimate novel is the second in Jane Smiley's ambitious multi-generational trilogy about an American family. Early Warning traces the history of the Langdon clan throughout the decades of the 1960s and 70s. Ms. Smiley, through her vivid and varied characters, touches upon some of the most traumatic events of those tumultuous years, reminding us in the process of how our own lives are molded and shaped by forces that often are far beyond our control. ~ Reviewed by Alden Graves

From the Pulitzer Prize-winner: the second installment, following Some Luck, of her widely acclaimed, best-selling American trilogy, which brings the journey of a remarkable family with roots in the Iowa heartland into mid-century America. Early Warning opens in 1953 with the Langdon family at a crossroads. Their stalwart patriarch, Walter, who with his wife, Rosanna, sustained their farm for three decades, has suddenly died, leaving their five children, now adults, looking to the future. Only one will remain in Iowa to work the land, while the others scatter to Washington, D.C., California, and everywhere in between.

Capturing a transformative period through richly drawn characters we come to know and care deeply for, Early Warning continues Smiley's extraordinary epic trilogy, a gorgeously told saga that began with Some Luck and will span a century in America. But it also stands entirely on its own as an engrossing story of the challenges--and rewards--of family and home, even in the most turbulent of times, all while showcasing a beloved writer at the height of her considerable powers.

Jane Smiley is the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of A Thousand Acres and more than ten other works of fiction, as well as three works of nonfiction, including a critically acclaimed biography of Charles Dickens. In 2001 she was inducted into the American Academy of Arts and Letters. She lives in northern California.

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Early Warning Cover Image
$26.95
ISBN: 9780307700322
Availability: Special Order
Published: Knopf Publishing Group - April 28th, 2015

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Some Luck: A novel (The Last Hundred Years Trilogy: A Family Saga) Cover Image
$26.95
ISBN: 9780307700315
Availability: Special Order
Published: Knopf - October 7th, 2014

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