John Straley





John Straley

Author profile


born
The United States
website

genre


About this author

Novelist John Straley has worked as a secretary, horseshoer, wilderness guide, trail crew foreman, millworker, machinist and private investigator. He moved to Sitka, Alaska in 1977 and has no plans of leaving. John's wife, Jan Straley, is a marine biologist well-known for her extensive studies of humpback whales.


Average rating: 3.68 · 4,916 ratings · 459 reviews · 19 distinct works · Similar authors
Cold Storage, Alaska
3.68 of 5 stars 3.68 avg rating — 475 ratings — published 2013 — 10 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
The Woman Who Married a Bea...
3.6 of 5 stars 3.60 avg rating — 362 ratings — published 1992 — 7 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
The Curious Eat Themselves ...
3.59 of 5 stars 3.59 avg rating — 207 ratings — published 1993 — 9 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
The Music of What Happens (...
3.76 of 5 stars 3.76 avg rating — 151 ratings — published 1996 — 3 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
The Big Both Ways
3.61 of 5 stars 3.61 avg rating — 155 ratings — published 2008 — 9 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Death and the Language of H...
3.68 of 5 stars 3.68 avg rating — 114 ratings — published 1999 — 6 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Cold Water Burning (Cecil Y...
3.66 of 5 stars 3.66 avg rating — 108 ratings — published 2001 — 3 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
The Angels Will Not Care (C...
3.7 of 5 stars 3.70 avg rating — 100 ratings — published 1998 — 3 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
The Rising and the Rain: Co...
4.62 of 5 stars 4.62 avg rating — 8 ratings — published 2008
Rate this book
Clear rating
Mystery Sampler: A Grave Ta...
by
3.0 of 5 stars 3.00 avg rating — 1 rating — published 1995
Rate this book
Clear rating
More books by John Straley…
The Woman Who Married a Bear The Curious Eat Themselves The Music of What Happens Death and the Language of H... The Angels Will Not Care Cold Water Burning
Cecil Younger (6 books)
by
3.6468330134357005 of 5 stars 3.65 avg rating — 1,042 ratings

Upcoming Events

No scheduled events. Add an event.

“I didn't notice I was crying until a stewardess came by and gave me a tissue to blow my nose in. Her arm and wrist were slender and they formed a pretty arch, like the limb of a fruit tree, as she poked the tissue into my clenched fist. She didn't look at my eyes. It was a perfect gesture, an expression of indifference and concern, which is the most a drunk can ask for.”
John Straley, The Woman Who Married a Bear

Topics Mentioning This Author

topics posts views last activity  
Around the World ...: Alaska 7 99 Jul 23, 2012 08:36PM  
The Life of a Boo...: Martha's 2012 Individual Goals 220 200 Jan 05, 2013 07:40AM  
Cozy Mysteries : Read Around the USA - Help with finding books 73 259 Aug 26, 2013 07:57PM  
Crazy Challenge C...: Diane's Challenge Tracker 19 18 Aug 26, 2014 06:51AM  
The Mystery, Crim...: Favourite Authors 373 1321 Aug 28, 2014 04:13PM  
A Million More Pages: This topic has been closed to new comments. Shadow of the Wind: October Mini-Challenge 22 41 Nov 01, 2014 07:53AM  
Crazy Challenge C...: Travel the United States, take two 120 185 Jun 30, 2015 09:14AM  
Crazy Challenge C...: Crazy Chocolate Challenge, take 2 1067 437 Jul 20, 2015 03:07PM  


Is this you? Let us know. If not, help out and invite John to Goodreads.