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Some Luck - A novel

Jane Smiley

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Longlisted for the 2014 National Book Award From the winner of the Pulitzer Prize: a powerful, engrossing new novel-the life and times of a remarkable family over three transformative decades in America. On their farm in Denby, Iowa, Rosanna and Walter Langdon abide by time-honored values that they pass on to their five wildly different children: from Frank, the handsome, willful first born, and Joe, whose love of animals and the land sustains him, to Claire, who earns a special place in her father's heart. Each chapter in Some Luck covers a single year, beginning in 1920, as American soldiers like Walter return home from World War I, and going up through the early 1950s, with the country on the cusp of enormous social and economic change. As the Langdons branch out from Iowa to both coasts of America, the personal and the historical merge seamlessly: one moment electricity is just beginning to power the farm, and the next a son is volunteering to fight the Nazis; later still, a girl you'd seen growing up now has a little girl of her own, and you discover that your laughter and your admiration for all these lives are mixing with tears. Some Luck delivers on everything we look for in a work of fiction. Taking us through cycles of births and deaths, passions and betrayals, among characters we come to know inside and out, it is a tour de force that stands wholly on its own. But it is also the first part of a dazzling epic trilogy-a literary adventure that will span a century in America: an astonishing feat of storytelling by a beloved writer at the height of her powers. From the Hardcover edition.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Lorelei King

Length:

14h 49m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Introduction
Introduction

00:12


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

07:45


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

06:28


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

05:22


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

06:19


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

05:12


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

06:28


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

07:07


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

09:00


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

08:11


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

09:25


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

10:01


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

08:42


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

10:10


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

06:36


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

06:39


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

04:30


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

06:43


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

08:53


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

07:02


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

08:33


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

09:29


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

08:48


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

07:16


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

05:34


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

07:24


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

06:01


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

05:57


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

06:16


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

06:16


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

10:07


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

05:03


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

06:08


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

09:09


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

09:37


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

09:15


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

06:02


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

05:53


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

06:19


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

08:35


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

05:11


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

08:01


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

04:31


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

06:06


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

11:36


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

06:43


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

06:42


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

06:06


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

07:38


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

09:55


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

08:18


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

05:40


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

06:51


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

08:54


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

07:41


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

07:05


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

09:22


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

07:05


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

09:41


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

08:11


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

07:24


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

08:44


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

09:26


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

07:27


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

08:16


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

09:21


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

07:52


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

07:25


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

07:05


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

09:09


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

05:06


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

07:28


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

09:58


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

06:03


Chapter 74
Chapter 74

09:27


Chapter 75
Chapter 75

09:30


Chapter 76
Chapter 76

06:05


Chapter 77
Chapter 77

06:51


Chapter 78
Chapter 78

07:37


Chapter 79
Chapter 79

07:54


Chapter 80
Chapter 80

10:24


Chapter 81
Chapter 81

08:43


Chapter 82
Chapter 82

09:22


Chapter 83
Chapter 83

06:25


Chapter 84
Chapter 84

08:11


Chapter 85
Chapter 85

05:56


Chapter 86
Chapter 86

06:07


Chapter 87
Chapter 87

06:17


Chapter 88
Chapter 88

06:38


Chapter 89
Chapter 89

06:40


Chapter 90
Chapter 90

05:58


Chapter 91
Chapter 91

09:14


Chapter 92
Chapter 92

08:22


Chapter 93
Chapter 93

04:41


Chapter 94
Chapter 94

07:22


Chapter 95
Chapter 95

08:40


Chapter 96
Chapter 96

08:44


Chapter 97
Chapter 97

04:02


Chapter 98
Chapter 98

06:18


Chapter 99
Chapter 99

06:56


Chapter 100
Chapter 100

03:37


Chapter 101
Chapter 101

08:09


Chapter 102
Chapter 102

04:03


Chapter 103
Chapter 103

06:07


Chapter 104
Chapter 104

06:38


Chapter 105
Chapter 105

06:22


Chapter 106
Chapter 106

06:47


Chapter 107
Chapter 107

06:17


Chapter 108
Chapter 108

07:06


Chapter 109
Chapter 109

08:22


Chapter 110
Chapter 110

05:41


Chapter 111
Chapter 111

06:58


Chapter 112
Chapter 112

07:22


Chapter 113
Chapter 113

06:59


Chapter 114
Chapter 114

07:40


Chapter 115
Chapter 115

06:52


Chapter 116
Chapter 116

05:27


Chapter 117
Chapter 117

05:44


Chapter 118
Chapter 118

09:00


Chapter 119
Chapter 119

09:09


Chapter 120
Chapter 120

08:02


Chapter 121
Chapter 121

03:57


Chapter 122
Chapter 122

00:24