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Star rating for The waters
Language:
English
Average Rating:
3.5 stars
Description:
Spending the days searching for truths on an island in the Great Massasauga Swamp, eleven-year-old Dorothy Zook, the granddaughter of an herbalist and eccentric healer, finds her childhood upended by family secrets, passionate love, and violent men where the only bridge across the water is her wayward mother.
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Star rating for Once upon a river
Language:
English
Average Rating:
4.1 stars
Description:
Margo Crane, a beautiful and uncanny markswoman, takes to the Stark River after being complicit in the death of her father and embarks on an odyssey in search of her vanished mother.
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Star rating for American salvage
Language:
English
Description:
From the Publisher: American Salvage is rich with local color and peopled with rural characters who love and hate extravagantly. They know how to fix cars and washing machines, how to shoot and clean game, and how to cook up methamphetamine, but they have not figured out how to prosper in the twenty-first century. Through the complex inner lives of working-class characters, Bonnie Jo Campbell illustrates the desperation of post-industrial America,...
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Star rating for Mothers, tell your daughters
Language:
English
Description:
Named by the Guardian as one of our top ten writers of rural noir, Bonnie Jo Campbell is a keen observer of life and trouble in rural America, and her working-class protagonists can be at once vulnerable, wise, cruel, and funny. The strong but flawed women of Mothers, Tell Your Daughters must negotiate a sexually charged atmosphere as they love, honor, and betray one another against the backdrop of all the men in their world. Such richly fraught mother-daughter...

5. Q Road

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Star rating for Q Road
Publisher:
Dirty Works
Pub. Date:
2022
Language:
Spanish
Description:
Bienvenidos a Greenland, Michigan, sesenta y cinco años después del gran tornado del 34. Desde entonces, las cosas solo han ido de mal en peor. En las mismas hectáreas en las que los colonos desplazaron en su día a los indios potawatomi («la gente del fuego»), los agentes inmobiliarios y los cuervos suplantan ahora a los agricultores. Hay campos de golf y urbanizaciones brotando como hongos en los maizales. Mujeres feroces,...
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Star rating for Mujeres y otros animales
Publisher:
Dirty Works
Pub. Date:
2023
Language:
Spanish
Description:
Las mujeres de Campbell son peligrosas y vulnerables, bellas y extrañas, feroces e impredecibles. Crían terneros y despellejan bagres, trabajan duro, se desempeñan bien con las armas de fuego y, a veces, beben sin medida para combatir la sensación de vacío. Saben lo que es nacer y envejecer entre desguaces, fosas sépticas, trituradoras, canteras de grava, zarigüeyas atropelladas y machos intrusos. Vecindarios poblados...
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Star rating for It's in the bag: once upon a river
Language:
English
Description:
"A demonstration of outstanding skills on the river of American literature." —Entertainment Weekly Bonnie Jo Campbell has created an unforgettable heroine in sixteen-year-old Margo Crane, a beauty whose unflinching gaze and uncanny ability with a rifle have not made her life any easier. After the violent death of her father, Margo takes to the river in search of her mother with only a biography of Annie Oakley to her name. Her river odyssey through...
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Star rating for Q Road
Publisher:
Scribner
Pub. Date:
2011
Language:
English
Description:
The debut novel from the National Book Award-nominated author of American Salvage and The Waters—A Today Show Read with Jenna Book Club Pick!
Greenland Township, Michigan: On the same acres where farmers once displaced Potawatomi Indians, suburban developers now supplant farmers and prefab homes spring up in last year's cornfields. All along Q Road—or "Queer Road," as the locals call it—the old, rural...
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Star rating for Once upon a river
Publisher:
Film Movement
Language:
English
Average Rating:
2 stars
Description:
Based on the best-selling novel by Bonnie Jo Campbell, ONCE UPON A RIVER is the story of Native American teenager Margo Crane in 1970s rural Michigan. After enduring a series of traumas and tragedies, Margo (newcomer Kenadi DelaCerna) sets out on an odyssey on the Stark River in search of her estranged mother. On the water, Margo encounters friends, foes, wonders, and dangers; navigating life on her own, she comes to understand her potential, all...
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Star rating for Shadow show
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Publisher:
William Morrow
Pub. Date:
[2012]
Language:
English
Description:
"Ray Bradbury-peerless storyteller, poet of the impossible, and one of America's most beloved authors-is a literary giant whose remarkable career has spanned seven decades. Now twenty-six of today's most diverse and celebrated authors offer new short works in honor of the master; stories of heart, intelligence, and dark wonder from a remarkable range of creative artists."--P. [4] of cover.
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Star rating for Fried walleye & cherry pie
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Publisher:
University of Nebraska Press
Pub. Date:
[2013]
Language:
English
Description:
"With its corn by the acre, beef on the hoof, Quaker Oats, and Kraft Mac n' Cheese, the Midwest eats pretty well and feeds the nation on the side. But there's more to the midwestern kitchen and palate than the farm food and sizable portions the region is best known for beyond its borders. It is to these heartland specialties, from the heartwarming to the downright weird, that Fried Walleye and Cherry Pie invites the reader. The volume brings to the...
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Star rating for The kept
Language:
English
Average Rating:
3.7 stars
Description:
After her husband and four of her children are brutally murdered in the winter of 1897, midwife Elspeth Howell, along with her surviving son, twelve-year-old Caleb, takes on the frozen wilderness to find the men responsible for shattering their family.
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Star rating for The orchardist
Language:
English
Average Rating:
3.9 stars
Description:
At the turn of the 20th century in a rural stretch of the Pacific Northwest, a gentle solitary orchardist, Talmadge, tends to apples and apricots. Then two feral, pregnant girls and armed gunmen set Talmadge on an irrevocable course not only to save and protect but to reconcile the ghosts of his own troubled past.
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Star rating for A life in men
Publisher:
Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill
Pub. Date:
2014
Language:
English
Average Rating:
5 stars
Description:
When Mary revisits Europe to find out what went wrong on an earlier trip with her friend, Nix, she experiences an awakening in her sexual, spiritual, and emotional life.
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Star rating for Over the plain houses
Publisher:
Hub City Press
Pub. Date:
[2016]
Language:
English
Description:
A Depression-era Appalachian farm wife is branded as a witch by her fundamentalist husband when she bonds with a USDA agent who has traveled to the North Carolina mountains to instruct regional families on how to modernize their homes and farms.
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Star rating for Country hardball
Publisher:
Tyrus Books an imprint of F+W Media, Inc
Pub. Date:
[2013]
Language:
English
Description:
After more than a decade spent in and out of juvenile detention, halfway houses, and jail, Roy Alison returns to his rural hometown determined to do better, to be better. But what he finds is a working-class community devastated by the economic downturn--a town without anything to hold onto but the past. Staying with his grandmother, Roy discovers a family history of good intentions and bad choices, of making do without much chance of doing better....
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Star rating for F*ckface
Publisher:
Henry Holt and Company
Pub. Date:
2020
Language:
English
Description:
"A brassy, bighearted debut collection of twelve short stories about rurality, corpses, honeybee collapse, and illicit sex in post-coal Appalachia"--
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Star rating for Teaching the majority
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Publisher:
Teachers College Press
Pub. Date:
[1995]
Language:
English
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Star rating for Environmental and nature writing
Publisher:
Bloomsbury Academic, an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing Plc
Pub. Date:
2017
Language:
English
Description:
"A practical guide to the art and craft of nature writing, covering non-fiction, fiction, poetry and polemical writing"--Provided by publisher.
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Star rating for The east end
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Publisher:
Harlequin Audio
Pub. Date:
[2019]
Language:
English
Description:
A tragic accident threatens to unravel two families in this gripping novel of suspense and culture clash set in the Hamptons. Corey Halpern, a local high schooler with a troubled home life, is desperate to leave the Hamptons and start anew somewhere else. His last summer before college, he settles for the escapism he finds in sneaking into neighboring mansions. One night just before Memorial Day weekend, he breaks in to the wrong home at the wrong...

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