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Larry Watson

USA flag (b.1947)

Larry Watson was born in 1947 in Rugby, North Dakota. He grew up in Bismarck, North Dakota, and was educated in its public schools. Larry married his high school sweetheart, Susan Gibbons, in 1967. He received his BA and MA from the University of North Dakota, his Ph.D.

Genres: Literary Fiction
   Montana 1948 (1993)
   Laura (1997)
   White Crosses (1997)
   In a Dark Time (1998)
   Orchard (2003)
   Sundown, Yellow Moon (2007)
   American Boy (2011)
   Let Him Go (2013)
   As Good as Gone (2016)
   The Lives of Edie Pritchard (2020)
   Justice (1994)
   Late Assignments (poems) (2019)
Larry Watson recommends
A Cold, Hard Prayer (2023)
John Smolens
"A Cold, Hard Prayer is a full, rich narrative and rewarding on many levels."
Days Like Smoke (2021)
Jon Hassler and Will Weaver
"True-and beautiful."
Godspeed (2021)
Nickolas Butler
"Is there a novelist writing today more adept at revealing the conflicts in the psyche of the American male than Nickolas Butler? In Godspeed, a novel that moves with the power and velocity of an avalanche, he’s done it again—this time with a tale of men chasing dreams of riches—think The Treasure of Sierra Madre, though in the mountains of the American West—men whose desperation drives them relentlessly toward madness and murder. Butler’s characters, partners in a Wyoming construction company, have agreed to build a woman’s mountainside dream house. If they complete the project by what seems an impossible Christmas deadline, they’ll become wealthy; if they fail, they’ll walk away with nothing. As winter snows bear down on the Tetons, readers won’t be able to turn the pages of Godspeed fast enough."

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