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An Evening with Jane Smiley

Live Talks Los Angeles

Wednesday, October 29, 2014 at 8:00 PM

Santa Monica, CA

Ticket Information

Ticket Type Sales End Price Fee Quantity
General Admission Ended $20.00 $2.09
Reserved Seats + Jane Smiley's book Ended $43.00 $3.36
Pre-event reception (6:30-7:30pm) + Book + Reserved seats Ended $95.00 $6.22
Reserved Seats Ended $30.00 $2.64

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Live Talks Los Angeles invites you to:

An Evening with Jane Smiley

discussing the writing life and ner novel,

Some Luck

Wednesday, October 29, 2014, 8pm 

(Doors open for General Admission tickets at 7:15pm)

Moss Theatre
New Roads School
3131 Olympic Boulevard
Santa Monica, CA 90404
 

Tickets:
$20 General Admission
$30 Reserved Seats

$43 Includes Jane Smiley's book, Reserved Seating
$95 includes Pre-event reception, Smiley's book, Reserved Seating


Jane Smiley is the author of numerous novels, including A Thousand Acres, which was awarded the Pulitzer Prize, as well as four works of nonfiction. In 2001 she was inducted into the American Academy of Arts and Letters. She received the PEN USA Lifetime Achievement Award for Literature in 2006. She lives in Northern California.

We love Jane at Live Talks Los Angeles.  She was part of our first event, where she interviewed Dave Barry (see the video), and she returned earlier this year to interview Gary Shteyngart (see the video).  We are excited to to be featuring her for her upcoming novel, Some Luck.

On their farm in Denby, Iowa, Rosanna and Walter Langdon abide by time-honored values that they pass on to their five wildly different yet equally remarkable children: Frank, the brilliant, stubborn first-born; Joe, whose love of animals makes him the natural heir to his family's land; Lillian, an angelic child who enters a fairy-tale marriage with a man only she will fully know; Henry, the bookworm who's not afraid to be different; and Claire, who earns the highest place in her father's heart. Moving from post-World War I America through the early 1950s, Some Luck gives us an intimate look at this family's triumphs and tragedies, zooming in on the realities of farm life, while casting-as the children grow up and scatter to New York, California, and everywhere in between-a panoramic eye on the monumental changes that marked the first half of the twentieth century. Rich with humor and wisdom, twists and surprises, Some Luck takes us through deeply emotional cycles of births and deaths, passions, and betrayals, displaying Smiley's dazzling virtuosity, compassion, and understanding of human nature and the nature of history, never discounting the role of fate and chance. This potent conjuring of many lives across generations is a stunning tour de force.

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Moss Theatre
New Roads School
3131 Olympic Blvd.
Santa Monica, CA 90404

Wednesday, October 29, 2014 at 8:00 PM


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Live Talks Los Angeles is a series of on-stage conversations in various venues in the Los Angeles area featuring writers, actors, musicians, humorists, artists, chefs, scientists and thought leaders in business.  
 
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