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