Episode 2: Jane Smiley

jane-smiley200x200  I first encountered her work in 1988, when my then-wife was captivated by The Greenlanders. We’d both just read Roland Huntford’s Scott and Amundson and were susceptible to things polar. My favorite remains A Thousand Acres, but I’m proud to live in a country where I needn’t choose between them.

    •  Person: Marguerite of Navarre
    •  Place: Pike Place Market in Seattle
    •  Thing: California license plate
    •  Randy’s Person: Yvor Winters

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