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Jan 9, 2013 — Alan Cheuse reviews a new collection of novellas by Jim Harrison, whom he calls "the reigning master of the form." Harrison, author of Legends of the Fall, is back with his sixth book of novellas, focusing on men in different stages of life.
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Aug 15, 2011 — Summer is ending. The heat waves are starting to break, and we're trying to soak up as much relaxation as possible after a scorching season. Pour yourself a drink and sink back into your favorite chair with three nostalgic tales as recommended by author Dean Bakopoulos.
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Apr 4, 2011 — In celebration of National Poetry Month, O, The Oprah Magazine has published its first-ever poetry issue. The April issue features interviews with poet Mary Oliver and poet laureate W.S. Merwin. Several celebrities, including Diane Sawyer, Demi Moore and, of course, Oprah Winfrey, talk about why poetry is important to them.
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Jan 19, 2011 — Who hasn't dreamed about taking off on a motorcycle, with nothing but the open road ahead? Commentator Jonathan Bastian did just that, and recommends three reads that helped him along the way.
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Jan 8, 2010 — Heller McAlpin reviews Jim Harrison's latest book, a trio of novellas connected by the song "The Last Word in Lonesome Is Me" by Patsy Cline. McAlpin says Harrison's fiction is rooted in a deep connection with nature and respect for the disenfranchised.
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Oct 27, 2008 — Who says road novels have to be about the young? The English Major follows a 60-something teacher as he sets off on a cross-country journey to mend a broken heart — and revive his libido.
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Feb 8, 2007 — An almost mythic American author from the upper Midwest, Jim Harrison writes about big themes that could be called Hemingwayesque: land, death and life. Harrison has won a cult following for his lyrical fiction, in addition to writing poetry, essays and a memoir. His new novel is Returning to Earth.
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Aug 8, 2011 — NPR coverage of The Woman Lit By Fireflies by Jim Harrison. News, author interviews, critics' picks and more.
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Jul 15, 2011 — NPR coverage of The English Major by Jim Harrison. News, author interviews, critics' picks and more.
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