Author Spotlight: Jim Harrison

Over the past two years Harrison has released two of the best books written we've read in a very long time: the masterpiece Songs of Unreason and what will go down as a classic, The River Swimmer. When most writers fade out as they get older or, worse, have nothing to say from the beginning, Jim Harrison's work just keeps getting better. His poetry and fiction sings with wide open spaces and never fails to seek the places of the heart that need opening. Always arguing for a more engaged and vital living, his work echoes with those feelings as well. You can't read his books and not feel that you've been pushed to get your hands in a bit deeper, or asked to let your heart open and go that much more. If you haven't discovered his work yet it is high time that you did.

The River Swimmer: Novellas Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780802120731
Availability: Out of Print
Published: Grove Press - January 8th, 2013

Songs of Unreason Cover Image
ISBN: 9781556593895
Availability: Special Order
Published: Copper Canyon Press - October 1st, 2011

The Great Leader: A Faux Mystery Cover Image
ISBN: 9780802145987
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Published: Grove Press - October 30th, 2012

In Search of Small Gods Cover Image
ISBN: 9781556593192
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Published: Copper Canyon Press - August 17th, 2010

The English Major Cover Image
ISBN: 9780802144140
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Published: Grove Press - October 1st, 2009

Julip Cover Image
ISBN: 9780802143761
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Published: Grove Press - October 1st, 2008

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ISBN: 9780802143754
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Published: Grove Press - August 1st, 2008

Legends of the Fall Cover Image
ISBN: 9780385285964
Availability: Hard to Find
Published: Delta - April 15th, 1980



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