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Jim Harrison

Full Name: Jim Harrison
Gender: Male
Hometown: Grayling, Michigan
Born: 1937-12-11
Number of Works: 70
Jim Harrison was born in Grayling, Michigan, to Winfield Sprague Harrison, a county agricultural agent, and Norma Olivia (Wahlgren) Harrison, both avid readers. He married Linda King in 1959 with whom he has two daughters.

Librarian Note: There is more than one author in the GoodReads database with this name. See this thread for more information.

His awards include National Academy of Arts grants (1967, 68, 69), a Guggenheim Fellowship (1969-70), the Spirit of the West Award from the Mountain & Plains Booksellers Association, and election to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences (2007).

Much of Harrison's writing depicts sparsely populated regions of North America with many stories set in places such as Nebraska's Sand Hills, Michigan's Upper Peninsula, Montana's mountains, and along the Arizona-Mexico border.

He currently divides his residence, living in both Patagonia, Arizona and Livingston, Montana.

ISBN: 0385285965, 9780385285964
Keywords: legends
Pages: 288
Published: 1978
  • Rating: 80%

The publication of this magnificent trilogy of short novels — Legends Of The Fall, Revenge, and The Man Who Gave Up His Name — confirmed Jim Harrison's reputation as one of the finest American writers of his generation. These absorbing novellas explore the theme of revenge and the actions to which people resort when their lives or goals are threatened, adding up to an extraordinary vision of the twentieth-century man.
ISBN: 0802118631, 9780802118639
Keywords: major, english
Pages: 254
Published: 2007
  • Rating: 60%
ISBN: 0671740679, 9780671740672
Keywords: dalva
Pages: 336
Published: 1988
  • Rating: 80%
ISBN: 0802118437, 9780802118431
Keywords: earth, returning
Pages: 272
Published: 1977
  • Rating: 80%
ISBN: 0671744526, 9780671744526
Keywords: fireflies, lit, woman
Pages: 256
Published: 1990
  • Rating: 80%

Across the odd contours of the American landscape-Jim Harrison's country--its natives search for that which isn't quite irretrievably lost, for the incandescent beneath the ordinary. An ex-Bible student with raucously asocial tendencies rescues the miraculously preserved body of an Indian chief from the frigid depths of Lake Superior, in a caper that nets a wildly unexpected bounty; a band of sixties radicals, now approaching middle-age, reunites to free an old comrade from a Mexican jail and rewrite their common history; a fifty-year-old suburban housewife flees quietly from her abusive busin
ISBN: 0802117732, 9780802117731
Keywords: novel, north, true
Pages: 448
Published: 2004
  • Rating: 80%

True North is the story of a family torn apart and a man engaged in profound reckoning with the damage scarred into the American soil. The scion of a family of wealthy timber barons, David Burkett has grown up with a father who is a malevolent force more than a father, and a mother made vague and numb by alcohol and pills. He and his sister, Cynthia, a firecracker who scandalizes the family at fourteen by taking up with the son of their Finnish-Native American gardener, are mostly left to make their own way, and often to play parent to their dissolute elders. As David comes to adulthood - ofte
ISBN: 0330484281, 9780330484282
Keywords: home, road
Pages: 464
Published: 1998
  • Rating: 80%

With his 1988 novel, Dalva, Jim Harrison commenced an epic of the American Midwest--or more specifically, the Nebraska sandhills. In The Road Home his eponymous heroine returns in search of the son she abandoned 30 years before, only to find herself more deeply enmeshed than ever in the coils of the family romance. (Quite literally, by the way: the father of Dalva's son was her half-brother.) Now, a decade later, Harrison continues her story in The Road Home. Ranging over an entire century, this second installment encompasses both Dalva's ancestry and her valedictory impulses in the face of d
ISBN: 0802138365, 9780802138361
Keywords: novellas, invent, forgot, god, beast
Pages: 288
Published: 2000
  • Rating: 80%

Jim Harrison is an American master, and The Beast God Forgot to Invent is a book that The New York Times Book Review called "a big, wet, sloppy kiss [that] Harrison continues to plant on the face of life itself." These are stories of culture and wildness, of men and beasts and where they overlap. A wealthy man retired to the Michigan woods narrates the tale of a younger man decivilized by brain damage. A Michigan Indian wanders Los Angeles, hobnobbing with starlets and screenwriters while he tracks an ersatz Native-American activist who stole his bearskin. An aging "alpha canine
ISBN: 0671741519, 9780671741518
Keywords: classics, contemporary, sundog
Pages: 244
Published: 1984
  • Rating: 80%

In the wilds of Michigan's Upper Peninsula, Robert Corvus Strang is crawling through the woods. A beautiful Costa Rican woman is dancing in a string bikini, and a dissipated writer is trying to stay on his feet. . .Strang leads his listeners across rivers of time, through he nature of innocence, politics and desire, to a final and stunning defiance of life's frailty.
ISBN: 0385282281, 9780385282284
Keywords: farmer
Pages: 176
Published: 1976
  • Rating: 80%