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Larry Watson (1) (1947–)

Autor(a) de Montana 1948

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About the Author

Born in Rugby, North Dakota, & raised in Bismark, Larry Watson received his B.A., & M.A. in English from the University of North Dakota & his Ph.D. in creative writing from the University of Utah. Watson is the author of the novel "In a Dark Time" & a book of poetry, "Leaving Dakota". He taught mostrar mais English at the University of Wisconsin at Stevens Point & lives in Plover, Wisconsin. (Bowker Author Biography) mostrar menos
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Obras por Larry Watson

Montana 1948 (1993) 1,613 exemplares
White Crosses (1997) 285 exemplares
Justice (1995) 259 exemplares
As Good as Gone (2016) 247 exemplares
Let Him Go (2013) 243 exemplares
American Boy (2011) 221 exemplares
Orchard (2003) 220 exemplares
The Lives of Edie Pritchard (2020) 119 exemplares
Laura (1705) 102 exemplares
Sundown, Yellow Moon: A Novel (2007) 76 exemplares
In a Dark Time (1980) 41 exemplares
Leaving Dakota 1 exemplar
Late Assignments (2019) 1 exemplar
L'un des nôtres (2022) 1 exemplar

Associated Works

Tales of Two Americas: Stories of Inequality in a Divided Nation (2017) — Contribuidor — 178 exemplares
Milwaukee Noir (2019) — Contribuidor — 43 exemplares


Conhecimento Comum

Nome legal
Watson, Lawrence
Data de nascimento
País (no mapa)
Local de nascimento
Rugby, North Dakota, USA
Locais de residência
Bismarck, North Dakota, USA
Plover, Wisconsin, USA
University of Utah (PhD - Creative Writing)
University of North Dakota (BA - English, MA - English)
professor (English)
short-story writer
University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point
Marquette University
Prémios e menções honrosas
The High Plains Book Award (2007)
National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship ( [1987, 2004])
Mountains and Plains Independent Booksellers Association Fiction Award (1994)
Milkweed National Fiction Prize (1993)

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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. from the creative writing program at the University of Utah, and an honorary Doctor of Letters degree from Ripon College. Watson has received grants and fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts (1987, 2004) and the Wisconsin Arts Board.



Larry Watson: American Author Challenge em 75 Books Challenge for 2014 (Janeiro 2015)


I got this out accidentally. There is another book of the same title that deals with Edgar Allen Poe. I decided to read it anyway and am glad I did. Realistic portrayal of the choices people make and the many different forces leading to them. Interesting.
cspiwak | 17 outras críticas | Mar 6, 2024 |
This is a small but tight masterpiece that slowly unravels and reveals. Thanks for lending it to me Ida. Having just read [b:On The Road|841947|On The Road|Jack Kerouac|https://i.gr-assets.com/images/S/compressed.photo.goodreads.com/books/1178825422l/841947._SY75_.jpg|1701188] also set around 1948, [b:Montana 1948|6989112|Montana 1948|Larry Watson|https://i.gr-assets.com/images/S/compressed.photo.goodreads.com/books/1283045778l/6989112._SY75_.jpg|144809] here we have yet another dimension to middle America. More families on the move but for different reasons.

I suddenly felt a great distance between us, as if, at that moment, each of us stood on our own little square of flooring with open space surrounding us. Too far apart to jump to anyone else's island., we could only stare at each other the way my mother stared at my father.
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simonpockley | 72 outras críticas | Feb 25, 2024 |
Larry Watson returns to the same landscape and era where his brilliant Montana 1948 was set, and once again captures precisely the landscape, the people, and the ethos of that time and place. Like Kent Haruf, Watson writes with a spare, taut style, yet manages to unearth essential truths about not only his characters, but about human wants and needs, as well.

Let Him Go, ultimately, is a tragedy of Shakespearian proportions – not only in the story but in the characters whose own bone-deep beliefs, strengths, and weaknesses, lead them inevitably to their fates.

When we first meet Margaret Blackledge, she is a woman on a mission – to find and retrieve her only grandson, spirited away by his mother after the death of Margaret’s son. She confronts her husband of many years and offers him a matter-of-fact choice – come with her now, no arguments, no conditions, or be left behind. And George, reluctantly, almost wordlessly, gets in the car – not particularly because he agrees that the child would be better with them, but because life with this unbending, strong-willed partner is as necessary to him as the air he breathes.

Their journey to locate the boy, his mother, and the powerful and malevolent family to which they now belong, leads the aging couple out of North Dakota into Montana and ultimately into a maelstrom of violence from which there is no turning back.

The action moves toward a conclusion which is as inevitable as it is shocking, and the reader may not know whether to weep or rage. They will only know that they won’t soon forget it.
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LyndaInOregon | 37 outras críticas | Dec 13, 2023 |
I chose this book mainly because of the title, but I enjoyed reading it. A death of a Native woman that looks routine and natural turns out to be anything but. A family is torn apart when the sheriff stands up for what is right. The book is short, so the action moves quickly.
hobbitprincess | 72 outras críticas | Aug 13, 2023 |



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