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Jane Smiley

Biography

Jane Smiley

Jane Smiley is the author of numerous novels, including A THOUSAND ACRES, which was awarded the Pulitzer Prize, as well as five works of nonfiction and a series of books for young adults. In 2001 she was inducted into the American Academy of Arts and Letters, and in 2006 she received the PEN Center USA Lifetime Achievement Award for Literature. She lives in Northern California.

Jane Smiley

Books by Jane Smiley

by Jane Smiley - Children's, Family, Fiction, Juvenile Fiction

Pie in the Sky is the most expensive horse Abby Lovitt has ever ridden. But he is proud and irritable, and takes away attention from her beloved horse, True Blue. And then there's high school --- Abby finds new friends, but also new challenges. She begins to wonder if there is another way to look at horses, people, and life itself.

by Jane Smiley - Fiction, Young Adult 11+

When the owner of a dappled gray horse dies in a car accident, Abby Lovitt and her father take over ownership and begin training him. The horse is beautiful and knows the basics, but Abby feels there’s something different about him.