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Jane Smiley Books in Order (33 Book Series)

A Dangerous Business13 Ways of Looking at the NovelA Good Horse

Jane Smiley has written a series of 33 books. Here, you can see them all in order! (plus the year each book was published)

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    Total: 33 books
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    • Who is the author of the book series set in the Valley Ranch?

      The author Jane Smiley wrote a series of books set in the Valley Ranch.

    • Can you tell me something about the Oak Valley series by Jane Smiley?

      Oak Valley is actually not an official series by author Jane Smiley, but rather a popular fan grouping of her novels that are set in the same community. They include a mix of general fiction and young adult works.

    • What are some of Jane Smiley's most popular fiction novels?

      Some of author Jane Smiley's most well-loved fiction novels include "A Thousand Acres," "Moo," and "Horse Heaven." The latter, as you might guess from the title, centers on the world of horse racing and breeding, a theme that Smiley revisits in many of her works.

    • I'm looking for an in-depth review of Jane Smiley's books. Can you help?

      Sure, there are numerous online platforms where you can find reviews of Jane Smiley's books. However, you might want to start with "The Last Hundred Years" trilogy; it's a sweeping family saga that covers a century of life in America, and it has received high ratings from both critics and readers.

    • What are your top picks from Jane Smiley's books?

      My personal picks would include "A Thousand Acres," which is a modern retelling of Shakespeare's "King Lear," set in a farming community in Iowa, and "Horse Heaven," a book about the world of thoroughbred racing. It has a full range of characters, both human and equine. The author Jane Smiley has had several of her books turned into audiobooks. For instance, "Some Luck," the first book in "The Last Hundred Years" trilogy, was narrated by Lorelei King. Smiley narrated her own book, "Thirteen Ways of Looking at the Novel."

    • I've tried to find a list of Jane Smiley's books in order of publication, but my efforts have failed. Can you help?

      Yes, I'm sorry to hear that your search for a list failed. Here's a brief rundown: Jane Smiley's first book, "Barn Blind," was published in 1980. This was followed by "At Paradise Gate" in 1981, and "Duplicate Keys" in 1984. Her most well-known work, "A Thousand Acres," came out in 1991.

    • I have a Kindle, is there any publication of Jane Smiley books for it?

      Yes, several of Jane Smiley's books, including her popular "Horse Heaven" and "The Last Hundred Years" trilogy, are available for Kindle publication.

    • I want to add a Jane Smiley novel to my reading list. What's a good one to start with?

      I'd recommend starting with "A Thousand Acres." It's arguably author Jane Smiley's most famous book, and it won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction. It's a powerful family saga, but it also offers a critical look at modern agriculture and rural life.