At Paradise Gate Author:Jane Smiley New York Times best-selling author Jane Smiley, the Pulitzer Prize novelist of A Thousand Acres, crafts a graceful portrait of an oridinary midwestern family confronting the mysteries of death. — While her 77-year-old husband lies upsatirs dying, Anna Robison spends her depleting energy defending their home. Their three middle-aged daughters and ... more »23-year-old granddaughter have invaded, radiating vigor and an abundant supply of their own problems.
Infused with sharp insight, honesty, and emotion, At Paradise Gate is a treat for both the heart and the intellect. Few authors understand the complex dynamics of family as Smiley does, and here she brilliantly captures the simple pleasures and troubles common to everyday life.« less