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Harrison, Jim 1937-2016

Overview
Works: 346 works in 1,644 publications in 16 languages and 47,585 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Psychological fiction  Short stories  Domestic fiction  Drama  Film adaptations  Detective and mystery fiction  History  Epic films  Novellas 
Roles: Author, Author of screenplay, Bibliographic antecedent, Author of introduction, Scenarist, Creator, Signer, Interviewee, Interviewer, Producer, Conceptor, Speaker
Classifications: PS3558.A67, 813.54
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Most widely held works about Jim Harrison
 
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Legends of the fall by Jim Harrison( Book )

91 editions published between 1978 and 2017 in 10 languages and held by 2,291 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A disgruntled corporate functionary, three brothers and their different fates, and an American pilot struggling with a Mexican crime lord articulate Harrison's vision of twentieth-century man in this trilogy of short novels
The English major by Jim Harrison( Book )

23 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 1,832 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cliff, a sixty-something man, divorced and robbed of his farm by a late-blooming real estate shark of an ex-wife, takes a road trip across America, armed with a childhood puzzle of the United States and a mission to rename all the states and state birds to overcome the banal names men have given them. Cliff's adventures take him through a whirlwind affair with a former student from his high school-teacher days twenty-some years before, to a "snake farm" in Arizona owned by an old classmate; and to the high-octane existence of his son, a big-time movie producer in San Francisco
Returning to earth by Jim Harrison( Book )

35 editions published between 1977 and 2008 in English and held by 1,716 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the aftermath of a Chippewa-Finnish man's death from Lou Gehrig's disease, his wife, daughter, and brother-in-law read the family history he has left behind, study his philosophies about death, and struggle to redeem their own pasts
The road home by Jim Harrison( Book )

35 editions published between 1998 and 2014 in English and Spanish and held by 1,633 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A man who was offered for adoption at birth because he was an illegitimate child searches for his mother in this novel on a Nebraska family. In the process, Nelse Carlson, 30, discovers he is the grandson of a powerful rancher
Dalva by Jim Harrison( Book )

52 editions published between 1988 and 2016 in 7 languages and held by 1,565 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Beautiful, fearless, tormented, at 45 Dalva has lived a life of lovers and adventures. Now she returns to the bosom of her family and searches for the son she gave up years before
True north : a novel by Jim Harrison( Book )

19 editions published between 2004 and 2007 in English and held by 1,446 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The son of a wealthy family of timber barons struggles to reconcile himself with the damage his family has done to Michigan's Upper Peninsula--a scarring that cuts deeply into the fabric of his own family
The great leader : a faux mystery by Jim Harrison( Book )

27 editions published between 2011 and 2014 in English and French and held by 1,440 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Retired Detective Sunderson must get past his troubles with alcohol if he and an unlikely 16-year-old sidekick are ever going to expose an elusive cult leader called The Great Leader
The ancient minstrel : novellas by Jim Harrison( Book )

15 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and held by 1,391 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of three novellas by acclaimed author Jim Harrison. The ancient minstrel: An aging writer in Montana indulges his lifelong dream of raising pigs, struggles to write the "big novel" he's rashly promised his editor, and attempts to rekindle the long marriage that has sustained him. Eggs: A Montana woman reminisces about staying in London with her grandparents, and collecting eggs at their country house. Years later, having never had a child, she attempts to do so. The case of the howling Buddhas: Retired Detective Sunderson is hired as a private investigator to look into a bizarre cult that achieves satori by howling along with howler monkeys at the zoo
The river swimmer : novellas by Jim Harrison( Book )

22 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in English and held by 1,363 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two novellas provide insight into the human condition as a sixty-year-old art history academic embarks on an unexpected journey of discovery and a young farm boy is drawn to the water of Lake Michigan as an escape
The farmer's daughter by Jim Harrison( Book )

20 editions published between 2009 and 2014 in English and held by 1,232 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Three novellas which give a portrait of three unconventional American lives
The big seven : a Faux mystery by Jim Harrison( Book )

22 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and French and held by 1,199 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Big Seven sends Detective Sunderson to confront his new neighbors, a gun-nut family who live outside the law in rural Michigan. 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 his new neighbors are creating even more havoc than the Great Leader did. 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 far greater, more expansive evil of his neighbor
Brown Dog : novellas by Jim Harrison( Book )

8 editions published in 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,169 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Of all [Jim Harrison's] creations, Brown Dog has earned cult status with readers in the more than two decades since his first appearance, scrambling to stay out of jail after his salvage-diving operation uncovers the frozen body of an Indian man in the waters of Lake Superior. Now, for the first time, this book gathers all the Brown Dog novellas, including one never before published, into one volume"--Jacket
The woman lit by fireflies by Jim Harrison( Book )

27 editions published between 1990 and 2008 in English and French and held by 1,114 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Three novellas set in the heart of America
The beast God forgot to invent by Jim Harrison( Book )

12 editions published between 2000 and 2007 in English and held by 1,075 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of novellas explores the line between civilization and the "wild men."
The summer he didn't die by Jim Harrison( Book )

10 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in English and held by 1,063 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of novellas offers an insightful take on life in America, from the Michigan Indian who struggles to raise a family with limited resources to the satirical "Republican Wives."
Julip by Jim Harrison( Book )

27 editions published between 1994 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 866 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A trio of novellas. In "Julip" a woman attempts to free a brother who has been jailed for shooting her three lovers. In "The Beige Dolorosa" a professor is excommunicated from academia for not being politically correct
The shape of the journey : new and collected poems by Jim Harrison( Book )

10 editions published between 1998 and 2012 in English and held by 849 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This collection includes all of the works from Harrison's eight previous volumes of poetry, including the renowned "Letters to Yesenin, The Theory and Practice of Rivers", and "After Ikkyu", together with new poems. 6 line drawings
Farmer by Jim Harrison( Book )

21 editions published between 1976 and 2018 in English and held by 825 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A middle-aged man who has taught for twenty-three years, more from habit than total commitment to his profession, is forced to come to terms with his identity, farm life, thirty-year marriage, and affair with an eighteen-year-old student in a Michigan community of the 1950's
Sundog : the story of an American foreman, Robert Corvus Strang, as told to Jim Harrison : a novel by Jim Harrison( Book )

10 editions published between 1984 and 1989 in English and held by 821 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A good day to die; a novel by Jim Harrison( Book )

53 editions published between 1973 and 2019 in 4 languages and held by 787 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Mr. Harrison's perceptions are jagged and cutting...' 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 our most beloved and acclaimed writers, adored by both readers and critics. His novel A Good Day to Die centers on an unlikely trio: a poet with a tendency to lapse into beatific reveries of superb fishing in cold, fast streams; a Vietnam vet consumed by uppers, downers, and violence; and a girl who loved only one of them-at first. With plans conceived during the madness of one long drunken night, the three of them leave Florida, driving west to buy a case of dynamite, determined to save the Grand Canyon from a dam they believe is about to be built. A Good Day to Die is an unrelenting tour de force, and a dark exploration of what it means to live beyond the pale in contemporary America
 
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Alternative Names
Harisonas Džimas

Harisons, Džims 1937-

Harrison, James

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Harrison, James T. 1937-2016

Harrison, James Thomas

Harrison, James Thomas, 1937-2016

Jim Harrison Amerikaans romanschrijver

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Jim Harrison écrivain américain

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Джим Харрисон

ג'ים הריסון

העריסאן, ג'ים

توماس هاريسون

جیم هریسون نویسنده آمریکایی

ジム・ハリソン

ハリスン, ジム

吉姆·哈里森

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