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Great Books Discusses “A Thousand Acres”

February 8th, 2021

Great Books is discussing A Thousand Acres by Jane Smiley in its Zoom meeting on Monday, February 8 at 10:00 am. This powerful twentieth-century reimagining of Shakespeare’s King Lear centers on a wealthy Iowa farmer who decides to divide his farm between his three daughters. When the youngest objects, she is cut out of his will. This sets off a chain of events that brings dark truths to light and explodes long-suppressed emotions. Ambitiously conceived and stunningly written, A Thousand Acres takes on themes of truth, justice, love, and pride—and reveals the beautiful yet treacherous topography of humanity.

Those interested in joining the Zoom group meeting should contact Sue Morgan.  Those interested in using e-mail to express their thoughts should contact Joyce Prewitt.

Upcoming book discussion:
March 8 – A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles

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