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Jim Shepard

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Jim Shepard is the author of six novels and two collections of stories. He teaches at Williams College in Williamstown, Massachusetts.
Anthologies edited
Non fiction
National Book Award for Fiction Best Book nominee (2007) : Like You'd Understand, Anyway

Jim Shepard recommends
Larchfield (2017)
Polly Clark
"Larchfield is beautifully eloquent about that quotidian kind of courage that so often goes overlooked: that fortitude that allows us to engage compassion through our loneliness, and to construct a future in which our truest selves might fit."
Rough Animals (2018)
Rae DelBianco
"Rough Animals is the kind of novel that can teach you the mechanics of dissecting a bull with only an axe and a knife, or how to survive on a coyote’s blood if you’re waterless in the desert. It renders its portrait of brother-sister love and their pitiless world of the badlands of northern Utah with some of Denis Johnson’s flamboyant lyricism, when it comes to longings for transcendence, and with more than a little of Cormac McCarthy’s implacable vision of a world in which we survive by doing the thing most others could not bring themselves to do."

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