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The Resource Golden age : a novel, Jane Smiley, (audiobook)

Golden age : a novel, Jane Smiley, (audiobook)

Label
Golden age : a novel
Title
Golden age
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Jane Smiley
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"From the Pulitzer Prize-winner: the much-anticipated final volume of her magnificent, best-selling American trilogy, which brings the beloved Langdon family into our present times and beyond. A lot can happen in 100 years, as Jane Smiley has shown to dazzling effect in her astonishing, critically acclaimed Last Hundred Years Trilogy. When Golden Age, its last installment, opens in 1987, the next generation of the Langdon family is facing economic, social, cultural, and political challenges unlike anything their ancestors had encountered before. Richie and Michael, the rivalrous twin sons of Frank, the golden son and World War II hero, have grown into men, and the wild antics of their youth slide seamlessly into a wilder adulthood in finance on Wall Street and in government in Washington, D.C. Charlie, the mysterious young man we met in Early Warning who was revealed to be an unknown son of the Langdon clan, adds light and joy to the family, but gets caught up in the tragedy of the 9/11 attacks. Meanwhile, back on the family's Iowa homestead, the rich soil, tilled since 1920 when patriarch Walter planted his corn and oats, has been eroded by decades of continuous farming and now is threatened by climate change. Throughout the three decades that this novel comprises, with Smiley gazing into her crystal ball toward 2019 at its conclusion, we see how the Langdon children we've come to know and love--Frank, Joe, Lillian, Henry, and Claire--make room as adults for their own children and grandchildren as they face an uncertain future. Taking us through events monumental and quotidian, personal, national, and international, in a breathtaking mix of suspense and nostalgia, character and atmosphere, Golden Age brings an enduring portrait of a single remarkable family to a triumphant end, even as it raises a beloved American author to new heights"--
Accompanying matter
libretto or text
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
BTCTA
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Smiley, Jane
Dewey number
813/.54
Form of composition
not applicable
Format of music
not applicable
LC call number
PS3569.M39
LC item number
G65 2015ab
Literary text for sound recordings
fiction
Music parts
not applicable
PerformerNote
Read by Lorelei King
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King, Lorelei
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  • Rural families
  • Social change
  • Iowa
  • Audiobooks
Transposition and arrangement
not applicable
Label
Golden age : a novel, Jane Smiley, (audiobook)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Title from web page
  • Compact discs
  • Includes a PDF of the Langdon family tree
Capture and storage technique
unknown
Color
black and white
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Control code
ocn907203885
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
  • 4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
  • 4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
14 sound discs (17 hr., 30 min.)
Form of item
direct electronic
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781101889091
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
mass produced
Kind of material
plastic with metal
Other physical details
digital
Publisher number
PRHA4908
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
  • sound disc
  • optical disk
Speed
1.4m. per second (discs)
System control number
(OCoLC)907203885
System details
Adobe Reader required. PC and Mac compatible
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable
Label
Golden age : a novel, Jane Smiley, (audiobook)
Publication
Note
  • Title from web page
  • Compact discs
  • Includes a PDF of the Langdon family tree
Capture and storage technique
unknown
Color
black and white
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Control code
ocn907203885
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
  • 4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
  • 4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
14 sound discs (17 hr., 30 min.)
Form of item
direct electronic
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781101889091
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
mass produced
Kind of material
plastic with metal
Other physical details
digital
Publisher number
PRHA4908
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
  • sound disc
  • optical disk
Speed
1.4m. per second (discs)
System control number
(OCoLC)907203885
System details
Adobe Reader required. PC and Mac compatible
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable

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