At Paradise Gate (Flamingo original)

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9780006547730: At Paradise Gate (Flamingo original)

In his bedroom upstairs, 77-year-old Ike Robinson is dying. Down in the living room his wife, Anna, defends the citadel of their marriage against an ill-considered, albeit loving, invasion by their three middle-aged daughters and 23-year-old granddaughter. By the author of "A Thousand Acres".

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"Kirkus Reviews"

Complex domestic tensions...honest, moving, quietly splendid.



"The Des Moines Register"

A wise and wonderful book, shot through with rare insight.



"Library Journal"

Studded with sensuous descriptive passages and marked with slivers of insight -- a treat for senses and intellect alike. For Smiley, another quite

remarkable effort.



"The Fresno Bee"

Smiley's sharp insight, the homely use of details of family life, and the mysteries of marriage set this book apart....One to re-read with appreciation

and pleasure.



"Kirkus Reviews"Complex domestic tensions...honest, moving, quietly splendid.

"The Des Moines Register"A wise and wonderful book, shot through with rare insight.

"Library Journal"Studded with sensuous descriptive passages and marked with slivers of insight -- a treat for senses and intellect alike. For Smiley, another quiteremarkable effort.

"Library Journal" Studded with sensuous descriptive passages and marked with slivers of insight -- a treat for senses and intellect alike. For Smiley, another quite remarkable effort.

"The Fresno Bee" Smiley's sharp insight, the homely use of details of family life, and the mysteries of marriage set this book apart....One to re-read with appreciation and pleasure.

"Kirkus Reviews" Complex domestic tensions...honest, moving, quietly splendid.

"The Des Moines Register" A wise and wonderful book, shot through with rare insight.

The Des Moines Register A wise and wonderful book, shot through with rare insight.

The Fresno Bee Smiley's sharp insight, the homely use of details of family life, and the mysteries of marriage set this book apart....One to re-read with appreciation and pleasure.

Library Journal Studded with sensuous descriptive passages and marked with slivers of insight -- a treat for senses and intellect alike. For Smiley, another quite remarkable effort.

Kirkus Reviews Complex domestic tensions...honest, moving, quietly splendid.

About the Author:

Jane Smiley was born in LA, grew up in St Louis and studied at Vassar and Iowa. She won both the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Critics Award in 1992 for ‘A Thousand Acres’.

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