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William Kent Krueger

Autor(a) de Ordinary Grace

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About the Author

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 mostrar mais 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) mostrar menos
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Obras de William Kent Krueger

Ordinary Grace (2013) 2,680 cópias
This Tender Land (2019) 2,038 cópias
Iron Lake (1998) 1,538 cópias
Boundary Waters (1999) 878 cópias
Purgatory Ridge (2002) 719 cópias
Blood Hollow (2004) 672 cópias
Thunder Bay (2007) 650 cópias
Copper River (2006) 595 cópias
Mercy Falls (2006) 565 cópias
Red Knife (2008) 549 cópias
The River We Remember (2023) 516 cópias
Vermilion Drift (2010) 493 cópias
Heaven's Keep (2009) 492 cópias
Northwest Angle (2011) 447 cópias
Windigo Island (2014) 441 cópias

Associated Works

Elevator Pitch (2019) 483 cópias
Crimes by Moonlight: Mysteries from the Dark Side (2010) — Contribuinte — 324 cópias
Games Creatures Play (2014) — Contribuinte — 203 cópias
Death Do Us Part: New Stories about Love, Lust, and Murder (2006) — Contribuinte — 127 cópias
Twin Cities Noir (2006) — Contribuinte — 83 cópias
USA Noir: Best of the Akashic Noir Series (2013) — Contribuinte — 83 cópias
The Best American Mystery Stories 2017 (2017) — Contribuinte — 60 cópias
Odd Partners: An Anthology (2019) — Contribuinte — 53 cópias
Deadly Anniversaries (2020) — Contribuinte — 53 cópias
Reader's Digest Select Editions 2000 v01 #247 (2000) — Contribuinte — 41 cópias
RDSELP v110 A Walk to Remember | Boundary Waters (1999) — Autor — 20 cópias
Reader's Digest Select Editions 2007 v06 #294 (2007) — Contribuinte — 17 cópias
Nice Girl Does Noir, Volume 1 (2010) — Prefácio; Prefácio — 17 cópias
The Atria International Book of Mysteries (2012) — Contribuinte — 15 cópias
Reader's Digest Select Editions 2018 v05 #359 (2018) — Autor — 3 cópias
Reader's Digest Select Editions 2019 v04 #366 (2019) — Autor — 3 cópias
RDSELP v233 Desolation Mountain | An Everyday Hero (2023) — Autor — 1 exemplar(es)


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In “The River We Remember,” the fine 2023 novel by William Kent Krueger, it is not just the river that characters remember. Most of them have torn pasts they would like to forget. In many cases, that past involves their World War II experiences.

One of the characters is Sheriff Brody Dean, a war hero who doesn't feel like a hero. The year is 1958, and Brody is called to the bank of the Alabaster River, where the body of Jimmy Quinn, one of the most prominent, and least loved citizens of Jewel, Minn., has been found.

Brody would like to believe the shotgun death was either an accident or a suicide. If it was murder, he figures Jimmy Quinn probably deserved it. He wipes all prints off the shotgun to protect whoever might have done it.

Yet as much as everyone, including members of his own family, hated Quinn, there is someone they hate even more. That is Noah Bluestone, another war hero. But he is also a Dakota Sioux, and he married a Japanese woman. Soon evidence forces Brody to arrest Noah, against his own will.

There's much more going on in this novel. Brody carries on a long-term affair with his brother's wife, then falls for Angie, a former prostitute who runs a local diner in her new life. Unwise behavior by Angie's teenage son and his friend put them dangerously in the middle of this murder case. Both Noah and his wife refuse to talk about what really happened on the night Jimmy Quinn was killed.

This is a wonderfully written murder mystery that reads like a literary novel. Don't miss it.
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hardlyhardy | outras 26 resenhas | Feb 28, 2024 |
preachy, melodramatic, sanctimonious
kyurenka | outras 125 resenhas | Feb 25, 2024 |
Very good essay at end of book about the writing of the Cork O'Connor series.
rolnickj | outras 22 resenhas | Feb 10, 2024 |
This historical fiction novella is set during the 1927 Mississippi River flood, during which the lower river, south of Memphis, Tennessee, bloated to 80 miles wide. Three prison inmates – Boone, Cassidy, and Dobbs – are released to help with rescues, supervised by a fourth, Mobley, who is a former priest. They have been pressed into this undertaking in exchange for a reduction in their sentences. Boone, the youngest and strongest, does the rowing, while Cassidy and Dobbs use poles to push debris out of he way and Mobley directs. They wind up at a large estate protected by a levee that will potentially breach. The estate, Ballymore, is owned by Mobley’s stubborn brother. Much to the chagrin of the rescuers, the stranded occupants are reluctant to leave.

Wonderful characters, as usual from Mr. Krueger. They grapple with pride, love, loyalty, and greed as the water rises and time ticks away. In the Author’s Note, Krueger says this story was originally inspired by the William Faulkner novella, “Old Man,” and written a couple of decades ago and reworked some years later, but then put aside again. This revision is a complete reworking of the story. This work is available in audiobook only, and was well narrated by J.D. Jackson.
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bschweiger | outras 5 resenhas | Feb 4, 2024 |



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