The Resource Early warning, Jane Smiley

Early warning, Jane Smiley

Label
Early warning
Title
Early warning
Statement of responsibility
Jane Smiley
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
1953. When a funeral brings the Langdon family together once more, they little realize how much, over the coming years, each of their worlds will shift and change. For now Walter and Rosanna's sons and daughters are grown up and have children of their own. Frank, the eldest - restless, unhappy - ignores his troubled wife and instead finds himself distracted by a face from the past. Lillian must watch as her brilliant, eccentric husband Arthur is destroyed by the guilt arising from his secretive government work. Claire, too, finds that marriage is not quite what she expected it to be. In Iowa where the Langdons began, Joe sees that some aspects of life on the farm never change, while others are unrecognizable. And though a few members of the family remain mired in the past, others will attempt to move beyond the lives they have always known; and some will push forward as never before. The dark shadow of the Vietnam War hangs over every one ...In sickness and health, through their best and darkest times, the Langdon family will live and love and suffer against the broad, merciless sweep of American history. Moving from the 1950s to the 1980s, Early Warning is epic storytelling at its most wise and compelling from a writer at the height of her powers
Member of
Summary
Follows the Langdon family after the sudden death of their patriarch, Walter, as the five Langdon children, now adults, navigate the Cold War years of the 1950s and the social revolution of the '60s and '70s
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Pace
Tone
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Character
Award
LibraryReads Favorites, 2015
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10401024
Cataloging source
NOV
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1949-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Smiley, Jane
Dewey number
813.6
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Series statement
Last hundred years trilogy
Series volume
0002
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Rural families
  • Social change
Target audience
adult
Label
Early warning, Jane Smiley
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
475 pages
Isbn
9781447275633
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
System control number
(Sirsi) i9781447275633
Label
Early warning, Jane Smiley
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
475 pages
Isbn
9781447275633
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
System control number
(Sirsi) i9781447275633

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