13 Ways Of Looking At The Novel by Jane Smiley

13 Ways Of Looking At The Novel by Jane Smiley

Author: Jane Smiley
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From the Pulitzer Prize-winning author Jane Smiley

An Essential Guide for Writers and Readers Alike

In an exhilarating tour through the world of literature, Jane Smiley takes us on a journey through the magic of novels. With a range spanning from the timeless Tale of Genji to the contemporary works of Zadie Smith and Alice Munro, Smiley explores the power and impact of the novel form. This indispensable guide delves into the history and variety of novels, enlightening us on their cultural significance.

Behind the Scenes of Novel-Writing

Not stopping at analyzing novels from a reader’s perspective, Smiley also invites us behind the scenes of the writer’s craft. Sharing her own habits and spilling the secrets she has accumulated over the years, she provides invaluable advice to aspiring authors. This unique insight into the art of novel-writing is sure to inspire and guide anyone looking to embark on their own literary journey.

A Passionate Gift to Book Lovers

Throughout every page of this captivating book, Smiley’s love for reading shines through. Her passion for literature is contagious, infecting us anew with the same zeal that drives her own writing. This is a gift to book lovers everywhere, reigniting the fascination and delight that fiction can bring.


With her expertise and engaging writing style, Jane Smiley’s latest work is essential reading for anyone who wishes to delve deeper into the world of novels, whether as a reader or aspiring writer. The exploration of the form, combined with personal insights and invaluable advice, makes this book an invaluable addition to the library of any literary enthusiast.

“Top 10 Popular Books by Jane Smiley: A Definitive Ranking”

Top 10 Most Popular Books by Jane Smiley

10. Good Faith (2001)

Starting off our list at number 10 is “Good Faith” published in 2001.

9. 13 Ways of Looking at the Novel (2005)

In the 9th spot, we have “13 Ways of Looking at the Novel” released in 2005.

8. Moon (1995)

Coming in at number 8 is “Moon” published in 1995.

7. Ten Days in Deals (2007)

Next on the list is “Ten Days in Deals” released in 2007, taking the 7th position.

6. Horse Haven (2000)

Claiming the 6th spot is “Horse Haven” published in 2000.

5. The Green Landed (1988)

At number 5, we have “The Green Landed” released in 1988.

4. Golden Age (2015)

Securing the 4th position is “Golden Age” published in 2015.

3. Early Warnings (2015)

Taking the third spot is “Early Warnings” published in 2015.

2. Some Look (2014)

Coming in at number 2 is “Some Look” released in 2014.

1. A Thousand Acres (1991)

And finally, at the top of the list, we have “A Thousand Acres” published in 1991, capturing the number one position.

As a bonus, we also have a new book by Jane Smiley titled “A Dangerous Business” set to be released in 2022.

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