Search Results: "Jim Harris"


BOOK REVIEW

THE ANCIENT MINSTREL by Jim Harrison
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 1, 2016

"Grand entertainments all and a pleasure."
An ascended master of the form returns to the novella, turning in three very different pieces with autobiographical elements in common. Read full book review >

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THE RIVER SWIMMER by Jim Harrison
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 8, 2013

"Everyday epiphanies from a major author."
Though these two novellas feel slight in comparison with the best of the prolific author's novels, the ways in which they complement and contrast with each other attest to his range. Read full book review >

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JULIP by Jim Harrison
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 29, 1994

"Like most people, Harrison's characters are caught right in the middle."
A hit and two misses by novelist, poet, and journalist Harrison (Dalva, 1988; Legends of the Fall, 1979). Read full book review >

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THE FARMER’S DAUGHTER by Jim Harrison
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 1, 2010

"Elusive, allusive and moving—perhaps the author's best work in this form since Legends of the Fall (1979)."
The primal existential wound that festers in all Harrison's fiction (The English Major, 2008, etc.) meets its equal, though not its master, in love. Read full book review >

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BROWN DOG by Jim Harrison
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 3, 2013

"Rollicking, expertly observed, beautifully written. Any new book by Harrison is cause for joy, and having all the Brown Dog stories in one place is no exception."
Pity poor Brown Dog, the Everyman of the North Woods, whose luck would be nonexistent were it not bad. Read full book review >

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THE GREAT LEADER by Jim Harrison
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 1, 2011

"Wounds-and-all portrait of a lion in winter, beleaguered but still battling."
A mountain, a mess and an agonized moralist, Detective Sunderson makes this mock-epic one of the most memorable tales of contemporary master Harrison (In Search ofSmall Gods, 2009, etc.). Read full book review >

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As God Looked On by Jim Harris
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 30, 2016

"A tale for readers intrigued by the intersecting lives of hard-luck cases."
Harris (A Bottle of Rain, 2007, etc.) delivers a literary novel about a number of ramshackle characters based in modern-day FloridaRead full book review >

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RETURNING TO EARTH by Jim Harrison
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 10, 2007

"Death remains a mystery, as Harrison explores the meaning it gives to life."
Meditations on mortality and quasi-incestuous desire inform this thoughtful, occasionally rambling novel. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 2001

"Delightful in small doses, but too intense to be consumed in a single sitting."
Novelist Harrison (The Beast God Forgot to Invent, 2000, etc.), a man of firm opinions and titanic appetites, here collects his previously published essays on food. Read full book review >

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THE SUMMER HE DIDN’T DIE by Jim Harrison
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 1, 2005

"Harrison's admirers will find minor pleasures here, while waiting for the next novel."
Two novellas and an impressionistic memoir find Harrison in a relaxed mood. Read full book review >