If you're looking for action or mystery or "the next Gone Girl", then don't look to this book. In Some Luck we meet the Langdon family of Iowa: farmers, friends, neighbors, husbands, wives, sons, and daughters.
This is the first in a trilogy covering 100 years in the life of this family (and they're being published quickly, so no yearlong waiting!). In this first installment, we see glimpses into their lives beginning in 1920 when Walter and Rosanna are newlyweds starting their family through 1953 after years of children, changes, and uncharted territory (war, tractors, electricity, oh my!).
If you like family sagas, then you'll love this book. If you're a fan of Ken Follett's Century Trilogy, then you'll definitely want to pick this one up. While Follett introduces us to five different families across the globe, Smiley gives us a more intimate look at life during the same time period.
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- Melissa (Downtown)