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Jane Smiley


(Jane Graves Smiley)
USA flag (b.1949)

Jane Smiley turned fifty just in time for the new millennium. She lives in California with her three children, three dogs, and her sixteen (and counting) horses. Born in Los Angeles, California, Jane moved to the suburbs of St. Louis, Missouri, as an infant, and lived there through grammar school and high school (The John Burroughs School). After getting her BA at Vassar College in 1971, she traveled in Europe for a year, working on an archeological dig and sight-seeing, then returned to Iowa for graduate school at the University of Iowa.
 

Genres: Young Adult Fiction, Historical, Literary Fiction, Historical Mystery, Science Fiction
 
New and upcoming books
April 2024

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Lucky
 
Series
Horses of Oak Valley Ranch
   1. The Georges and the Jewels (2009)

     aka Nobody's Horse

   2. A Good Horse (2010)

     aka Secret Horse

   3. True Blue (2011)

     aka Mystery Horse

   4. Pie in the Sky (2012)

     aka Champion Horse

   5. Gee Whiz (2013)

     aka Star Horse

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Last Hundred Years: A Family Saga
   1. Some Luck (2014)
   2. Early Warning (2015)
   3. Golden Age (2015)
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Ellen and Ned
   1. Riding Lessons (2018)
   2. Saddles & Secrets (2019)
   3. Taking the Reins (2020)
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Novels
   Barn Blind (1980)
   Duplicate Keys (1984)
   The Greenlanders (1988)
   A Thousand Acres (1991)
   At Paradise Gate (1993)
   Moo (1995)
   The All-true Travels and Adventures of Lidie Newton (1998)
   Horse Heaven (2000)
   Good Faith (2003)
   Ten Days in the Hills (2007)
   Ordinary Love (2008)
   Private Life (2010)
   Twenty Yawns (2016)
   Perestroika in Paris (2020)
     aka The Strays of Paris
   A Dangerous Business (2022)
   Lucky (2024)
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Collections
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Novellas and Short Stories
   Lily (2016)
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Anthologies edited
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Non fiction show
 
Omnibus editions show
 
Jane Smiley recommends
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Sea Lovers (2015)
Valerie Martin
"She always produces something unexpected and revelatory."
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Lord of Misrule (2010)
Jaimy Gordon
"Such a beautifully written novel... remarkable."
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Cold Earth (2009)
Sarah Moss
"Moss is such a master at evoking suspense... that readers will be tempted to turn to the end of the book to relieve anxieties. Try to control yourself!"

Anthologies containing stories by Jane Smiley
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Bloodlines (2006)
A Horse Racing Anthology
edited by
Maggie Estep and Jason Starr
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Body (1999)
edited by
Sharon Fiffer and Steve Fiffer

More anthologies 


Awards
Pulitzer Prize for Fiction Best Book winner (1992) : A Thousand Acres
Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction Best Book nominee (2001) : Horse Heaven
Women's Prize For Fiction Best Novel nominee (2001) : Horse Heaven
Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction Best Book nominee (2007) : Ten Days in the Hills


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