An SBMA Parallel Stories author, Jane Smiley is a Pulitzer Prize-winning writer and faculty member of the Creative Writing program at UC Riverside.
The third in a trilogy, Golden Age combines intimate drama, emotional suspense, and an intricate view of history, to bring to a magnificent conclusion the epic trilogy of one unforgettable family. It moves seamlessly from the power-brokered 1980s and the scandal-ridden ‘90s to our own present moment and beyond.
It’s 1987, and the next generation of Langdons is facing economic, social, and political challenges unlike anything their ancestors have encountered. Michael and Richie, twin sons of World War II hero Frank, work in the high-stakes worlds of government and finance - but their fiercest enemies may be closer to home. Charlie, the charmer, struggles to find his way; Guthrie is deployed to Iraq, leaving the Iowa family farm in the hands of his younger sister, Felicity - who, as always, has her own ideas.