Jane Smiley Book Reading/Signing

Posted by Mary Ann Mercante - October 5, 2009

WHERE?:  Chesterfield Barnes & Noble (1600 Clarkson Rd.)   636-536-9636

WHEN?:  Thursday, Oct. 8th, 7:00 p.m.

WHAT?:  Jane Smiley will read from and sign copies of her new children’s novel, The Georges and the Jewels.   This is the first children’s novel by the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of A Thousand Acres.  In this debut, Smiley sets her story on a ranch in the 1960s.  Her heroine is twelve-year old Abby, dealing with the stresses of home and school while training a stubborn horse called Ornery George.