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Jim Harrison

Biography

Jim Harrison

Jim Harrison was born in 1937, in Grayling, Michigan. He graduated from Michigan Statue University and taught there for a time. His writing has appeared in The New Yorker, Esquire, Sports Illustrated, Playboy and The New York Times. Harrison is also the author of over 25 books of fiction, nonfiction and poetry, including four volumes of novellas, seven other novels, 10 collections of poetry, and three works of nonfiction. The winner of a National Endowment for the Arts grant, a Guggenheim Fellowship, and the Spirit of the West Award from the Mountains & Plains Booksellers Association, he has had his work published in 22 languages. Harrison divides his time between Michigan, Arizona and Montana.

Jim Harrison

Books by Jim Harrison

by Jim Harrison - Fiction

Detective Sunderson has fled troubles on the home front and bought himself a hunting cabin in a remote area of Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. No sooner has he settled in than he realizes that his new neighbors are some serious havoc. A family of outlaws, armed to the teeth, the Ameses have local law enforcement too intimidated to take them on. Then Sunderson’s cleaning lady, a comely young Ames woman, is murdered, and black sheep brother Lemuel Ames seeks Sunderson’s advice on a crime novel he’s writing which may not be fiction. Sunderson must struggle with the evil within himself and the greater, more expansive evil of his neighbor.

by Jim Harrison - Fiction

Brown Dog, a bawdy, reckless, down-on-his-luck Michigan Indian, has earned cult status with readers of Jim Harrison in the more than two decades since his first appearance. For the first time, BROWN DOG gathers all the Brown Dog novellas, including a never-published one, into a single volume --- the ideal introduction (or reintroduction) to Harrison’s irresistible Everyman.

by Jim Harrison - Fiction, Short Stories

Jim Harrison delivers two absorbing studies of men at the opposite ends of adult life, noteworthy both for an absence of illusion and a sympathy that never slips into sentimentality. The stories revisit some of Harrison’s habitual concerns --- the world of nature, Native American myth, the sensual pleasures of food and the persistence of sexual desire --- in his characteristically rugged and entertaining style.

by Jim Harrison - Fiction, Mystery

On the verge of retirement, Detective Sunderson begins to investigate a hedonistic cult. At first, the self-declared Great Leader seems merely a harmless oddball, but as Sunderson and his 16-year-old sidekick dig deeper, they find him more intelligent and sinister than they realized.