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Description - At Paradise Gate by Jane Smiley

In this brilliant novel, Pulitzer Prize-winning and bestselling author Jane Smiley delves into the domestic drama of the Robison family. While seventy-seven-year-old Ike Robison is dying in his bedroom upstairs, his wife defends the citadel of their marriage against an ill-considered, albeit loving, invasion by their three middle-aged daughters and their twenty-three-year-old granddaughter. Amply fulfilling the expectations raised by Smiley's other celebrated works, "At Paradise Gate" is a compelling, gracefully wrought portrait of intergenerational strife and family survival.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780684852232
ISBN-10: 0684852233
Format: Paperback
(216mm x 140mm x 13mm)
Pages: 228
Imprint: Touchstone
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Publish Date: 1-Apr-1998
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Jane Smiley

Jane Smiley was born in Los Angeles, grew up in St. Louis, and studied at Vassar and the University of Iowa, where she received her Ph.D. She isthe author of eight other works of fiction. She lives in central California.

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