Bonnie Jo Campbell





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Bonnie Jo Campbell is the author of the National Book Award finalist American Salvage, Women & Other Animals, and the novels Q Road and Once Upon a River. She is the winner of a Pushcart Prize, the AWP Award for Short Fiction, and Southern Review’s 2008 Eudora Welty Prize for “The Inventor, 1972,” which is included in American Salvage. Her work has appeared in Southern Review, Kenyon Review, and Ontario Review. She lives in Kalamazoo, Michigan, where she studies kobudo, the art of Okinawan weapons, and hangs out with her two donkeys, Jack and Don Quixote.


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Average rating: 3.78 · 8,759 ratings · 1,618 reviews · 12 distinct works · Similar authors
Once Upon a River
3.67 of 5 stars 3.67 avg rating — 5,135 ratings — published 2011 — 22 editions
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American Salvage
3.96 of 5 stars 3.96 avg rating — 1,567 ratings — published 2008 — 11 editions
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Q Road
3.82 of 5 stars 3.82 avg rating — 376 ratings — published 2002 — 5 editions
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Women and Other Animals: St...
3.96 of 5 stars 3.96 avg rating — 189 ratings — published 2002 — 4 editions
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Our Working Lives: Short St...
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Mothers, Tell Your Daughter...
3.6 of 5 stars 3.60 avg rating — 5 ratings — expected publication 2015 — 3 editions
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Love Letters to Sons of Bit...
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“And loving a new person might even eventually dull the pain of having lost the people you have loved before, even if it didn't happen as quickly as you wanted it to. (p 99)”
Bonnie Jo Campbell

“Men didn't understand that you couldn't let yourself be consumed with passion when there were so many people needing your attention, when there was so much work to do. Men didn't understand that there was nothing big enough to exempt you from your obligations, which began as soon as the sun rose over the paper company and ended only after you'd finished the day's chores and fell exhausted into sleep against the background noise of I-94.”
Bonnie Jo Campbell, American Salvage

“I’ve never shot like that in my life. That’s unholy.” Uncle Cal claimed credit for teaching her to shoot, but while Margo had felt his guidance, she had felt just as strongly the guidance of the gun itself. It held her steady, and then sadness perfected her aim.”
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