A Thousand Acres Essay

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A Thousand Acres

This is a book report about the book A Thousand Acres. Jane Smiley wrote this book, the
grade level is 7.7 and it is worth twenty-seven points. This book is about three sisters
who are each trying to be given a third of the farm corporation set up by their father.
The aging father is trying to set up the corporation so that the daughters won't have to
pay inheritance taxes. The youngest daughter, Caroline, who happens to be a lawyer does
not like this idea. Rose and Ginny think that it is a good idea, they live on the farm.
Due to this disagreement the family gets into a big fight. Some not too good memories come
out of the fight. The girlsremember the fact that their father molested Ginny and Rose.

Rose and Ginny get sued for the farm by their father and Caroline, in the end Ginny and
Rose win the battle. After the whole court affair was over Ginny moved away to try to
forget about it all, then Rose's breast cancer comes back and she moves back to help Rose
and her daughters. Then when they thought that all tragedy was over, their father died of
a heart attack. Rose fought her cancer for a while, but in the end she lost her battle.

The major conflict in this book was when Rose and Ginny remember about their father
molesting them. Their father thought that he took the secret that he molested them to the
grave, but he didn't. It took a while for Ginny to remember that she was molested. After
Rose kept on telling her that they were molested Ginny had some flashbacks and she
remembered what happened. Rose and Ginny never told anyone about their father. He was a
respected man in the community and Rose and Ginny were mad that their father got away with
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