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The Ancient Minstrel

(2016)
An omnibus of novels by

 
 
New York Times best-selling author Jim Harrison is one of our most beloved and acclaimed writers, adored by both consumers and critics. In The Ancient Minstrel, Harrison delivers three novellas that highlight his phenomenal range as a writer, shot through with his trademark wit and keen insight into the human condition.

Harrison has tremendous fun with his own reputation in the title novella about an aging writer in Montana who spars with his estranged wife, with whom he still shares a home; weathers the slings and arrows of literary success; and tries to cope with the sow he buys on a whim and the unplanned litter of piglets that follow soon after. In "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. And in "The Case of the Howling Buddhas", retired Detective Sunderson - a recurring character from Harrison's New York Times best sellers The Great Leader and The Big Seven - is hired as a private investigator to look into a bizarre cult that achieves satori by howling along with howler monkeys at the zoo.

Fresh, incisive, and endlessly entertaining, with moments of both profound wisdom and sublime humor, The Ancient Minstrel is an exceptional reminder of why Jim Harrison is one of the most cherished and important writers at work today.

Genre: Literary Fiction

Used availability for Jim Harrison's The Ancient Minstrel

Hardback Editions

June 2016 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Ancient Minstrel: Novellas (Wheeler Hardcover)
Author(s): Jim Harrison
ISBN: 1-4104-9060-2 / 978-1-4104-9060-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Wheeler Publishing Large Print
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March 2016 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Ancient Minstrel: Novellas
Author(s): Jim Harrison
ISBN: 0-8021-2456-9 / 978-0-8021-2456-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Grove Press
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Paperback Editions

March 2017 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Ancient Minstrel: Novellas
Author(s): Jim Harrison
ISBN: 0-8021-2634-0 / 978-0-8021-2634-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Grove Press
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Audio Editions

March 2016 : USA Audio CD
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Title: The Ancient Minstrel Lib/E: Novellas
Author(s): Jim Harrison
ISBN: 1-5046-8506-7 / 978-1-5046-8506-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Publishing
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March 2016 : USA Audio CD
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Title: The Ancient Minstrel: Novellas
Author(s): Jim Harrison
ISBN: 1-5046-8508-3 / 978-1-5046-8508-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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March 2016 : USA MP3 CD
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Title: The Ancient Minstrel: Novellas
Author(s): Jim Harrison
ISBN: 1-5046-8507-5 / 978-1-5046-8507-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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March 2016 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Ancient Minstrel: Novellas
Author(s): Jim Harrison
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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March 2016 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: The Ancient Minstrel: Novellas
Author(s): Jim Harrison
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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March 2016 : UK Audio edition
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Title: The Ancient Minstrel: Novellas
Author(s): Jim Harrison
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
Availability: Amazon UK   


Kindle Editions

March 2016 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Ancient Minstrel
Author(s): Jim Harrison
Publisher: Grove Press
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