Book List in Order: 25 titles


  • New York Times bestselling author Jim Harrison is one of our most beloved and acclaimed writers, adored by both readers and critics. In The Ancient Minstrel, Harrison delivers three novellas that highlight his phenomenal range as a writer, shot throu...



  • A New York Times Bestselling AuthorOne of our most beloved and acclaimed writers, Jim Harrison is adored by both readers and critics. In The Ancient Minstrel, Harrison delivers three novellas that highlight his phenomenal range as a writer, shot thro...



  • Jim Harrison is one of our most renowned and popular authors, and his last novel, "The Great Leader," was one of the most successful in a decorated career: it appeared on the New York Times extended bestseller list, and was a national bestseller with...



  • New York Times best-selling author Jim Harrison is one of America’s most beloved writers. Of all his 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 af...



  • Jim Harrison is one of America’s most beloved and critically-acclaimed authors -- on a par with American literary greats like Richard Ford, Anne Tyler, Robert Stone, Russell Banks, and Ann Beattie. His latest collection of novellas, The Land of Unl...



  • On the verge of retirement, Detective Sunderson begins to investigate a hedonistic cult, which has set up camp near his home in Michigan's Upper Peninsula. At first, the self-declared Great Leader seems merely a harmless oddball, but as Sunderson and...



  • The Farmer's Daughter is a memorable portrait of three decidedly unconventional American lives. With wit, poignancy, and an unbounded love for his characters, Jim Harrison has again reminded us why he is one of the most cherished and important author...



  • “It used to be Cliff and Vivian and now it isn’t.” With these words, Jim Harrison begins a riotous, moving novel that sends a sixty-something man, divorced and robbed of his farm by a late-blooming real estate shark of an ex-wife, on a road trip...



  • In the universally-praised Returning to Earth, Jim Harrison has delivered a masterpiece—a tender, profound, and magnificent novel about life, death, and the possibility of finding redemption in unlikely places. Donald is a middle-aged Chippewa-Finni...







  • Jim Harrison's vivid, tender, and deeply felt fictions have won him acclaim as an American master of the novella. His latest highly acclaimed volume of novellas, The Summer He Didn't Die, is a sparkling and exuberant collection about love, the senses...



  • Jim Harrison is an American master. The Beast God Forgot to Invent offers stories of culture and wildness, of men and beasts and where they overlap. A wealthy man retired to the Michigan woods narrates the tale of a younger man decivilized by brain d...



  • Jim Harrison is best known for his novels that speak wisdom and illuminate the soul. He now turns his hand to a child's tale, The Boy Who Ran to the Woods. Exquisitely illustrated by Tom Pohrt, The Boy Who Ran to the Woods recounts a childhood traged...



  • The Road Home lies in the shadows of Manifest Destiny and Wounded Knee; it is etched into the landscape of an old man's memory and into the stubborn dreams of a young man's heart. In one of Jim Harrison’s greatest works, five members of the Northri...



  • A completely re-edited version includes accompanying explanatory notes, an introduction to Shakespearean language, an account of Shakespeare's life, a portrait of the theater as it was in Shakespeare's era, and more. Original....



  • The author of Dalva and Legends of the Fall has created three stunning novellas that echo the best works of Raymond Carver and James Dickey. A superb collection that evokes life lived close to the land--and a brilliant portrayal of the complex relati...



  • From her home on the California coast, Dalva hears the broad silence of the Nebraska prairie where she was born and longs for the son she gave up for adoption years before. Beautiful, fearless, tormented, at forty-five she has lived a life of lovers ...



  • Recovering from a fall down the face of a three-hundred-foot dam in South America, Robert Corvus Strang, a self-educated foreman who works on giant dam projects, recalls his hard but exhilarating life...



  • John Lundgren, a.k.a. Warlock, is an unemployment foundation executive whose life is  about to become unhinged.  After surviving a midlife crisis, Warlock finally decides to get a job.  He soon discovers, however, that his new boss, Dr. Rabun, ...



  • Their plans were conceived in a drunken excitement and resulted in more horror than any of them could have imagined.  There was the poet able to retreat into beatific reveries of superb fishing in cold, fast streams; the Vietnam vet consumed by upp...







  • A novel with a wondrous blend of insight, storytelling, and the author’s uncanny ability to evoke the mysteries and beauties of the natural worldJoseph is a forty-three-year-old farmer-schoolteacher who suddenly finds himself at a crossroads. Force...



  • The acclaimed author of A Good Day to Die and Warlock has written a screenplay to be directed by Edward Zwick, starring Anthony Hopkins, Brad Pitt, and Aidan Quinn, and scheduled for release October 7th from Tristar pictures. -- confirmed Jim Ha...



  • A boisterous, eloquent meditation on youth, nature, America, poetry, and what it means to live with an open though often wounded heartHaving abandoned Manhattan after too many heatless apartments, nameless women, and drunken nights, Swanson now finds...



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    “What Harrison does on every page of Brown Dog is have fun . . . not simply for the sake of delight but because he believes delight is as close to sublimity as humans can get. . . . The great project of life, he reminds us, is to sit still long...



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    Selected from over 25 years of writing and from sources as diverse as Esquire, Antaeus, Sports Illustrated, and Psychoanalytic Review, this collection chronicles the explorations, passions, and devoted concerns of an original American writer whose wo...



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    An epic tale that pits a son against the legacy of his family's desecration of the earth, and his own father's more personal violations, Jim Harrison's True North is a beautiful and moving novel that speaks to the territory in our hearts that calls u...


Award-Winning Books by Jim Harrison

Returning to Earth
2008 Michigan Notable Books -- Notable Book
The River Swimmer
2014 Michigan Notable Books -- Notable Book
True North
2005 Michigan Notable Books -- Notable Book