cover image A Thousand Acres

A Thousand Acres

Jane Smiley. Ballantine Books, $14.95 (400pp) ISBN 978-0-449-90748-1

Winner of the Pulitzer Prize and the NBCC Award for fiction, a BOMC dual main selection and a five-week PW bestseller in cloth, Smiley's novel of family life on an insular Iowa farm raises profound questions about human conduct and moral responsibility. (Nov.)