Definitions for "THOUSAND ACRES"
a little more modern (though I swear the women in it engage in the making of pies), but it shares one important trait with its predecessors--it's all about self-sacrificing, angelic women who don't get what they want
a retelling of Lear, of course, from a somewhat post-modern feminist point of view
a re-telling of the King Lear story
Keywords:  novel, farm, placid, avarice, weeper
a drama about an American family who meets with tragedy on their land
a melodramatic story about an Iowa farm family ripped apart by incest and greed
an exemplar of what the historian and the historical novelist Thomas Fleming calls a 'novel of the historical imagination
a marvelous book, forget about the movie
a terrible book by Jane Smiley