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Thursday, May 27, 2010

New Jim Harrison collection is a great summer read

I picked up the new Jim Harrison book 'The Farmer's Daughter' a few months ago and have been meaning to blog a recommendation for it.

It's a collection of short stories that are tightly and wonderfully written, and cover a variety of subject matters.

If you're a Hemingway fan, Harrison's body of work is about as close to new Hemingway material as you're going to get.

Harrison is a Michigan author, though now he lives in the Southwest.

If you are taking a trip to the Upper Peninsula this summer, check out 'True North' as well.

It deals with the aftermath of the heavy lumbering that took place there in the latter part of the 19th century and into the early 20th century, and the familial story intertwined is absorbing to say the least.

Harrison is perhaps best known as author of 'Legends of the Fall,' which inspired a movie of the same name.



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