Chicago Humanities Festival: Jane Smiley
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Hear from Pulitzer-Prize winning author Jane Smiley, who has now completed a remarkable American trilogy, a sweeping treatment of one Iowa family, the Langdons, over a century, with each chapter encapsulating one year. Golden Age picks up the story in 1987 and runs forward all the way to 2020, following generations of Langdons in the worlds of finance and government and on the battlefields of Iraq, even as the land itself — the Langdon farm, but the planet, too — comes back into focus in new and urgent ways.