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William Kent Krueger

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William Kent Krueger grew up in the Cascade Mountains of Oregon. A former logger, construction worker, freelance journalist, & researcher in childhood development, he is the author of two other acclaimed Cork O'Connor novels, "Iron Lake" & "Boundary Waters". (Publisher Provided) William Kent visa mer Krueger was born in Torrington, Wyoming on November 16, 1950. He attended Stanford University for one year before losing his academic scholarship for participation in a takeover of the president's office in protest of what he saw as the University's complicity in weapons production during the Vietnam War. He wrote short stories and sketches for many years. His first novel, Iron Lake, won the Anthony Award for Best First Novel, the Barry Award for Best First Novel, the Minnesota Book Award, and the Loft-McKnight Fiction Award. He writes the Cork O'Connor series. In 2005 and 2006, he won back-to-back Anthony Awards for best novel. Ordinary Grace won the Edgar Award for Best Novel in 2014. (Bowker Author Biography) visa färre
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Verk av William Kent Krueger

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This Tender Land (2019) 1,929 exemplar
Iron Lake (1998) 1,486 exemplar
Boundary Waters (1999) 851 exemplar
Purgatory Ridge (2002) 700 exemplar
Blood Hollow (2004) 654 exemplar
Thunder Bay (2007) 637 exemplar
Copper River (2006) 574 exemplar
Mercy Falls (2006) 549 exemplar
Red Knife (2008) 537 exemplar
Vermilion Drift (2010) 485 exemplar
Heaven's Keep (2009) 483 exemplar
Northwest Angle (2011) 440 exemplar
Windigo Island (2014) 429 exemplar
Tamarack County (2013) 426 exemplar

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Really enjoying this series, and this book is one of my favorites so far! Great characters and the storyline just keeps building.
carolfoisset | 34 andra recensioner | Nov 25, 2023 |
Kruger has written a love letter to a place, and I suspect also to his wife and also a story that reminds us we have always been divided, that good people always needed to keep the racist, misogynist self-involved idiots in check. This murder mystery focused on a crime (or maybe a suicide) in a small Minnesota town is gripping and immersive and (I mean this in the best way) old-fashioned in its approach to storytelling. The preface is genius. Reading this made me think of East of Eden and Lonesome Dove. The book takes on big things and big men. As with East of Eden (and all Steinbeck) this is a VERY Christian novel that seeks to define what makes a person good and to examine why being good often has far fewer obvious rewards than being evil. It delves into the relationships between fathers and sons, husbands and wives, men and their land, and all with their neighbors. When reading my mind was filled with wide shots of trees, a winding river, and a couple of human forms perhaps, so small in this vista as to be almost invisible. The people, when spotted, are rugged individualists, haunted by events past and present they can choose to let define them, or they can look to the good but more fleeting things and work hard to let those lead the way.

I enjoyed this one a great deal, though Kruger draws characters that are either very good or very evil. This is something that bothers me, though here it must be said the good characters all have flaws though they many be minor ones and and the evil characters have moments of decency, though they may be fleeting. Also in the subject of overly simplified characters, Kruger drew the one major Native American character as the very large, stoic, wise one (think Chief in One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest), and some nuance would have been very welcome. These things did not bother me much here because the plot, is more important than the character studies, but it bugged me a bit. Also, there were A LOT of characters, and I started to mix up the more minor ones. I think it would have helped to eliminate a few if the minor side characters. A 4.5 that I am going to round down, but it was nearly a 5.
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Narshkite | 20 andra recensioner | Nov 22, 2023 |
Lovely book. Well written with such interesting complex people. The story and tension in the book is amazing. This was a wonderful read.
shazjhb | 20 andra recensioner | Nov 22, 2023 |
A beautiful written lyrical novel of an unforgettable summer that will change Frank and reach of his family members forever.
decaturmamaof2 | 189 andra recensioner | Nov 22, 2023 |



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