Donald Harington





Donald Harington

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born
in Little Rock, AR, The United States
December 22, 1935

died
November 07, 2009

gender
male


About this author

Donald Douglas Harington was an American author. All but the first of his novels either take place in or have an important connection to "Stay More," a fictional Ozark Mountains town based somewhat on Drakes Creek, Arkansas, where Harington spent summers as a child.

Harington was born and raised in Little Rock, Arkansas. He lost nearly all of his hearing at age 12 due to meningitis. This did not prevent him from picking up and remembering the vocabulary and modes of expression among the Ozark denizens, nor in conducting his teaching career as an adult.

Though he intended to be a novelist from a very early age, his course of study and his teaching career were in art and art history. He taught art history in New York, New England, and South Dak
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Average rating: 4.02 · 2,687 ratings · 386 reviews · 20 distinct works · Similar authors
The Architecture of the Ark...
3.96 of 5 stars 3.96 avg rating — 580 ratings — published 1975 — 8 editions
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With
4.23 of 5 stars 4.23 avg rating — 337 ratings — published 2003 — 8 editions
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The Choiring of the Trees
4.28 of 5 stars 4.28 avg rating — 349 ratings — published 1991 — 7 editions
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Lightning Bug
3.93 of 5 stars 3.93 avg rating — 263 ratings — published 1970 — 7 editions
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Cockroaches of Staymore
4.18 of 5 stars 4.18 avg rating — 175 ratings — published 1989 — 7 editions
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Some Other Place. The Right...
3.99 of 5 stars 3.99 avg rating — 167 ratings — published 1972 — 7 editions
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Butterfly Weed
3.96 of 5 stars 3.96 avg rating — 143 ratings — published 1996 — 5 editions
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Ekaterina
3.9 of 5 stars 3.90 avg rating — 100 ratings — published 1993 — 5 editions
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Enduring
4.08 of 5 stars 4.08 avg rating — 95 ratings — published 2009 — 6 editions
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When Angels Rest
3.82 of 5 stars 3.82 avg rating — 82 ratings — published 1998 — 5 editions
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More books by Donald Harington…
“If you are destined to become a writer, you can't help it. If you can help it, you aren't destined to become a writer. The frustrations and disappointments, not even to mention the unspeakable loneliness, are too unbearable for anyone who doesn't have a deep sense of being unable to avoid writing.”
Donald Harington

“Words themselves are all the ghosts we need.”
Donald Harington, Ekaterina

“This here will be the future tense and you will be able to do anything you will like in it.”
Donald Harington, With

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