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William Kittredge

USA flag (b.1932)

aka Owen Rountree

William Kittredge (born 1932) is an American writer from Oregon, United States. He grew up in Southeastern Oregon's Warner Valley in Lake County where he attended school in Adel, Oregon, and later would attend high school in California and Oregon.He has received numerous awards including a Stegner Fellowship at Stanford and Writing Fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts. With Annick Smith, he edited The Last Best Place: A Montana Anthology
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A Country Called Home (2008)
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"A Country Called Home is a weave of human longings, accurate in its rendering of the ways they accumulate, always human, confounding and often heartbreaking but ultimately heartening. Give it a while, watch it come to life, and you'll find yourself rationing the pages, wishing it was longer. Kim Barnes is to be envied for her ability to open doors on the secret life of all our times."
To Catch the Lightning (2008)
Alan Cheuse
"To Catch the Lightning tells Curtis' story vividly and eloquently. It is a great American story, about a life spent preserving and honoring those elements of life which are most respected and beloved. Alan Cheuse is to be congratulated for this vivid novel."

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