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A Thousand Acres Character Descriptions

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Character Descriptions

This section provides a short description of all the major characters in the book. This can be printed out as a study guide for students, used as a "key" for leading a class discussion, or you can jump to the quiz/homework section to find worksheets that incorporate these descriptions into a variety of question formats.


Larry Cook - This character is a wealthy respected Iowa farmer, son and father. After his wife's death, he purchases the adjacent farm--making his farm about one thousand acres--and begins sexually abusing his elder daughters.

Ginny Cook Smith - This character is the eldest daughter, the narrator--in her mid 30s when she remembers the period between her mother's death (when she was 14) and her marriage (when she was 19). She has had five miscarriages, the most recent six months before the novel begins.

Rose Cook Lewis - This character, the middle daughter...

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