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James "Jim" Harrison (born December 11, 1937) is an American author known for his poetry, fiction, reviews, essays about the outdoors, and writings about food. He has been called "a force of nature", and his work has been compared to that of William Faulkner and Ernest Hemingway. Harrison's characters tend to be rural by birth and to have retained some qualities of their agrarian pioneer heritage in spite of their intelligence and some formal education. They attune themselves to both the natural and the civilized world, surrounded by excesses but determined to live their lives as well as possible

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The Road Home
by Jim Harrison
Jim Harrison is one of this country’s most acclaimed writers, and in The Road Home he delivers a majestic and generous story that is no less than a true American epic. The Road Home continues the story of his captivating heroine Dalva and her peculiar and remarkable family.  It encompasses the voices of Dalva’s grandfather...
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The Farmer's Daughter: Novellas
by Jim Harrison
The title novella of The Farmer's Daughter opens in the unforgettable voice of Sarah, a fifteen-year-old girl living a life of solitude in rural Montana, where she has recently moved with her father Frank and mother, Peppy, a strict Evangelical Christian. Peppy and Frank home-school Sarah but don’t fully understand her, and her...
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Julip: A Novel
by Jim Harrison
In three novellas, Jim Harrison takes us on an American journey as he leads us through the wondrous landscape of the human heart. "Julip" follows a bright and resourceful young woman as she tries to spring her brother from a Florida jail—he shot three of her former lovers "below the belt." "The Seven-Ounce Man" continues the...
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Categories: Contemporary Fiction
The Big Seven (Faux Mystery)
by Jim Harrison
Jim Harrison is one of our most renowned and popular authors, and his last novel, The Great Leader , was one of the most successful in a decorated career: it appeared on the New York Times extended bestseller list, and was a national bestseller with rapturous reviews. His darkly comic follow-up, The Big Seven , sends Detective...
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Categories: Bestsellers; Contemporary Fiction
The Woman Lit by Fireflies
by Jim Harrison
Jim Harrison has garnered critical acclaim for masterpieces such as Legends of the Fall, The Beast God Forgot to Invent , and, most recently, Returning to Earth . Now, The Woman Lit by Fireflies , one of his best-loved books, is available as a Grove paperback. Across the odd contours of the American landscape, people are searching...
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Categories: All Mystery, Crime & Thrillers
Letters to Yesenin (Copper Canyon Classics)
by Jim Harrison
"The way Harrison has embedded his entire vision of our predicament implicitly in the particulars of two poetic lives, his own and Yesenin's, is what makes the poem not only his best but one of the best in the past twenty-five years of American writing."--Hayden Carruth, Sulfur "Harrison inhabits the problems of our age as if they...
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Categories: Poetry
Saving Daylight
by Jim Harrison
Named to the Notable Books of the Year lists from The Kansas City Star and the Michigan Library Association. “Jim Harrison is a writer with immortality in him.”— The Times (London) “This is [Harrison’s] most robust, sure-footed, and blood-raising poetry collection to date.”— Booklist Jim Harrison—one of...
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Categories: Poetry
Brown Dog: Novellas
by Jim Harrison
“Among the most indelible American novelists of the last hundred years. . . . [Harrison] remains at the height of his powers.”—Dwight Garner, The New York Times on The River Swimmer New York Times best-selling author Jim Harrison is one of America’s most beloved writers, and of all his creations, Brown Dog, a bawdy...
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Categories: Bestsellers; Contemporary Fiction
The River Swimmer: Novellas
by Jim Harrison
Jim Harrison is one of America’s most beloved and critically-acclaimed authors—on a par with American literary greats like Richard Ford, Anne Tyler, Robert Stone, Russell Banks, and Ann Beattie. His latest collection of novellas, The River Swimmer , is Harrison at his most memorable: a brilliant rendering of two men striving to find...
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Categories: Contemporary Fiction; Literary Fiction
Legends of the Fall
by Jim Harrison
“[ Legends of the Fall ] may well be the best set of novellas to appear in this country during the last quarter century.” —Robert Houston, New York Times Book Review New York Times bestselling author Jim Harrison is one of America’s most beloved and critically acclaimed writers. Now available in eBook for the first time...
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True North
by Jim Harrison
An epic tale that pits a son against the legacy of his family's desecration of the earth, and his own father's more personal violations, Jim Harrison's True North is a beautiful and moving novel that speaks to the territory in our hearts that calls us back to our roots. The scion of a family of wealthy timber barons, David Burkett...
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Categories: Contemporary Fiction; Literary Fiction
Returning to Earth: A Novel
by Jim Harrison
In the universally-praised Returning to Earth , Jim Harrison has delivered a masterpiece—a tender, profound, and magnificent novel about life, death, and the possibility of finding redemption in unlikely places. Donald is a middle-aged Chippewa-Finnish man slowly dying of Lou Gehrig’s disease. His condition deteriorating, he...
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Categories: Contemporary Fiction
Dalva
by Jim Harrison
Now available in eBook for the first time, Dalva is one of the finest novels by New York Times bestselling, much beloved author Jim Harrison: a beautifully crafted story of one woman’s journey to find her son. From her home on the California coast, Dalva hears the broad silence of the Nebraska prairie where she was born and longs...
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Categories: Bestsellers; Literary Fiction
In Search of Small Gods
by Jim Harrison
“Jim Harrison has probed the breadth of human appetites--for food and drink, for art, for sex, for violence and, most significantly, for the great twin engines of love and death. Perhaps no American writer better appreciates those myriad drives; since the publication of his first collection of poetry . . . Harrison has become their...
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Categories: Poetry
Off to the Side: A Memoir
by Jim Harrison
Selected as a New York Times Notable Book of the Year, Off to the Side is the tale of one of America's most beloved writers. Jim Harrison traces his upbringing in Michigan amid the austerities of the Depression and the Second World War, and the seemingly greater austerities of his starchy Swedish forebears. He chronicles his...
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Categories: Arts & Literature Bios & Memoirs; Memoirs
The Shape of the Journey: New & Collected Poems
by Jim Harrison
Here is the definitive collection of poetry from one of America’s best-loved writers—now available in paperback. With the publication of this book, eight volumes of poetry were brought back into print, including the early nature-based lyrics of Plain Song , the explosive Outlyer & Ghazals , and the startling "correspondence" with a...
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Categories: All Nonfiction; All Sports & Outdoors; Poetry
The Raw and the Cooked: Adventures of a Roving Gourmand
by Jim Harrison
Jim Harrison is one of this country's most beloved writers, a muscular, brilliantly economic stylist with a salty wisdom. For more than twenty years, he has also been writing some of the best essays on food around, now collected in a volume that caused the Santa Fe New Mexican to exclaim: "To read this book is to come away convinced...
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Categories: All Nonfiction; Regional & International Cooking
Songs of Unreason
by Jim Harrison
#1 Poetry Foundation Bestseller Michigan Notable Book “A beautifully mysterious inquiry... Here Harrison—forthright, testy, funny, and profoundly discerning—a gruff romantic and a sage realist, tells tales about himself, from his dangerous obsession with Federico García Lorca to how he touched a bear’s head, reflects on his dance...
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Categories: Poetry
Braided Creek: A Conversation in Poetry
by Jim Harrison
Braided Creek contains more than 300 poems exchanged in this longstanding correspondence. Wise, wry, and penetrating, the poems touch upon numerous subjects, from the natural world to the nature of time. Harrison and Kooser decided to remain silent over who wrote which poem, allowing their voices, ideas, and images to swirl and merge...
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Categories: Poetry
The English Major: A Novel
by Jim Harrison
“It used to be Cliff and Vivian and now it isn’t.” With these words, Jim Harrison begins a riotous, moving novel that sends a sixty-something man, divorced and robbed of his farm by a late-blooming real estate shark of an ex-wife, on a road trip across America. Cliff is armed with a childhood puzzle of the United States and a...
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Categories: All Mystery, Crime & Thrillers; Contemporary Fiction; Literary Fiction
The Beast God Forgot to Invent
by Jim Harrison
Jim Harrison is an American master. The Beast God Forgot to Invent offers 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...
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Categories: Contemporary Fiction; Literary Fiction
The Summer He Didn't Die
by Jim Harrison
Jim Harrison's vivid, tender, and deeply felt fictions have won him acclaim as an American master of the novella. His latest highly acclaimed volume of novellas, The Summer He Didn't Die, is a sparkling and exuberant collection about love, the senses, and family, no matter how untraditional. In the title novella, "The Summer He Didn't...
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Categories: Contemporary Fiction; Literary Fiction
The Great Leader (Faux Mystery)
by Jim Harrison
Author Jim Harrison has won international acclaim for his masterful body of work, including Returning to Earth, Legends of the Fall and over thirty books of fiction, nonfiction, and poetry. In his most original work to date, Harrison delivers an enthralling, witty and expertly-crafted novel following one man’s hunt for an elusive...
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Categories: All Sex & Erotica; Bestsellers; Contemporary Fiction; Literary Fiction
A Really Big Lunch: Meditations on Food and Life from the Roving Gourmand
by Jim Harrison
“[A] culinary combo plate of Hunter S. Thompson, Ernest Hemingway, Julian Schnabel, and Sam Peckinpah . . . Harrison writes with enough force to make your knees buckle and with infectious zeal that makes you turn the pages hungry for more . . . Jim Harrison has staked out a distinctive place in the world of food writing.”—Jane and...
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A Good Day to Die
by Jim Harrison
“Mr. Harrison’s perceptions are jagged and cutting . . . a remarkably well-plotted story.”—Christopher Lehmann-Haupt, The New York Times The New York Times bestselling author of thirty-nine books of fiction, non-fiction, and poetry—including Legends of the Fall , Dalva , and Returning to Earth —Jim Harrison was one of...
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Dead Man's Float
by Jim Harrison
"Harrison's poems succeed on the basis of an open heart and a still-ravenous appetite for life."— The Texas Observer The title Dead Man's Float is inspired by a technique used by swimmers to conserve energy when exhausted, to rest up for the long swim to shore. In his fourteenth volume of poetry, Jim Harrison presents keen...
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Categories: Poetry
A Farmer
by Jim Harrison
“A quiet triumph . . . Joseph is a man suffocated by everything he loves most in the world: the land and its ghosts, love and friendship, integrity. Yes, it is the old story again. Taking it and making it new, as Harrison has done, is a miracle on the order of the loaves and fishes. But then so are all good novels.”— The Washington...
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