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Some Luck (The Last Hundred Years Trilogy: A Family Saga) (original 2014; udgave 2015)

af Jane Smiley (Forfatter)

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"An epic novel that spans thirty years in the lives of a farm family in Iowa, telling a parallel story of the changes taking place in America from 1920 through the early 1950s"--Provided by publisher.
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Titel:Some Luck (The Last Hundred Years Trilogy: A Family Saga)
Forfattere:Jane Smiley (Forfatter)
Info:Anchor (2015), Edition: Reprint, 416 pages
Samlinger:Dit bibliotek, Skal læses
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Each chapter of this book represents 1 year in the Langdon family beginning in 1920 up to 1950’s. You get to know every person in the family as they navigate the up’s and down’s of their lives. I liked the way the author let everyone be heard. She would even describe babies and toddlers thoughts on the world around them.this is the first of a trilogy and I will certainly read the next book. ( )
  janismack | Nov 24, 2019 |
I am mostly a mystery and sci-fi reader, but once in a while I like to read something different. I really enjoyed Some Luck. The characters were well-drawn, and it was interesting to read about how farm life changed over the decades. I am looking forward reading the next two books in the series. ( )
  ceilmary | Nov 19, 2019 |
I absolutely loved this story of an Iowa farming family from 1920 to 1953. Each chapter is a year in the family's life and the story is told through the voices of the various family members - mostly the children.

The plot lines are spare but we see the history of the Twentieth Century unfold as we watch the Langdon children grow up, go the college and World War II, start their own families and begin to deal with the complexities of post-war life.

This is the first book in a trilogy and I'm eager to read the other two. ( )
  etxgardener | Sep 11, 2019 |
I've never been a Jane Smiley fan; I've put down more of her books than I've finished. However, the family trilogy, starting with Some Luck, seemed interesting. I did finish this one, but it took some effort.

Each chapter is one year in the life of the Langdon family. Within each chapter there were "vignettes" about some of the family members. I had to pace myself with no more than two chapters a day, otherwise the years ran into each other; and the baby that was born a couple of pages ago was now five! (That's a little exaggeration, but it felt somehow incomplete)

The Langdons are Iowa farmers and most of the book takes place there. Life on the farm isn't easy. But they survive with hard work and "some luck." The first three-quarters of the book read like Laura Ingalls Wilder, so fans will like that. For me, however, the pace of the book picks up considerably in the last quarter when the first Langdon child goes off to serve in World War II, and his life beyond the farm after that. Perhaps I'm just a city girl.

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  steller0707 | Aug 25, 2019 |
Some Luck recounts the story of the Iowa farm family of Rosanna and Walter Langdon. This book, the first in an anticipated saga follows the Langdons and their children as each chapter details a passing year in their lives. Given that the years covered in the book range from 1920 through 1953, the family faces many changes and the changes related to farming are particularly noted. The story is about everyday life as it unfolds with both the happy and the tragic events that occur in their everyday existence.

If you like family sagas, you will really enjoy this novel. It is not a plot driven book by any means. Smiley gently brings the reader into the Langdon family as the years pass and the family grows and changes and that is what makes this book a delightful read. Even though the book is part of a saga, it can certainly stand on its own. But for those who want to learn more about the family, there is always the anticipation of waiting for the next installment. I am reviewing this book after listening to the entertaining audiobook edition.
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  Rdglady | Nov 20, 2018 |
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This trilogy is dedicated to John Whiston, Bill Silag, Steve Mortensen, and Jack Canning, with many thanks for decades of patience, laughter, insight, information, and assistance.
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Walter Langdon hadn't walked out to check the fence along the creek for a couple of months--now that the cows were up by the barn for easier milking in the winter, he'd been putting off fence-mending--so he hadn't seen the pair of owls nesting in the big elm.
Walter Langdon hadn't walked out to check the fence along the creek for a couple of months-now that the cows were up in the barn for easier milking in the winter, he'd been putting off the fence mending-so he hadn't seen the pair of owls nesting in the big elm.
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