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Larry Watson

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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
Larry Watson recommends
A Sudden Country (2005)
Karen Fisher
"On every page of A Sudden Country, Karen Fisher finds a way to astonish- with her extraordinary command of period details, with her profound insights into love-tormented hearts and minds, with her style, which is both lyrical and economical. This is a magnificent debut."
The Last Town on Earth (2006)
Thomas Mullen
"Like the best historical fiction, The Last Town on Earth illuminates a place and time not our own . . . Mullen's novel [also] could not be more timely or relevant, and eerily so. I promise you, while you're reading The Last Town on Earth, the mere sound of a cough will be enough to raise the hair at the back of your neck."
The Fall of Alice K. (2012)
Jim Heynen
"A wonderful creation."
American Gospel (2020)
Lin Enger
"Lin Enger’s American Gospel is a marvel, a novel of suspense featuring an unlikely cast of characters: a backwoods preacher in northern Minnesota whose near-death experience propels the plot; his son, a struggling journalist; and a glamorous movie star addicted to pain pills. A prediction that the Rapture is imminent brings them together, and each must confront personal beliefs as well as unresolved issues of their shared history. Long after its exciting climax, the captivating characters, vivid images, and provocative themes of American Gospel are sure to linger with readers."

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