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William Kent Krueger

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Raised in the Cascade Mountains of Oregon, William Kent Krueger briefly attended Stanford University—before being kicked out for radical activities. After that, he logged timber, worked construction, tried his hand at freelance journalism, and eventually ended up researching child development at the University of Minnesota. He currently makes his living as a full-time author. He’s been married for over 40 years to a marvelous woman who is an attorney. He makes his home in St. Paul, a city he dearly loves.

Krueger writes a mystery series set in the north woods of Minnesota. His protagonist is Cork O’Connor, the former sheriff of Tamarack County and a man of mixed heritage—part Irish and part Ojibwe. His work has received a number of awards, i
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Ordinary Grace

4.12 avg rating — 25,967 ratings — published 2013 — 2 editions
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Iron Lake (Cork O'Connor, #1)

3.92 avg rating — 7,717 ratings — published 1998 — 22 editions
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Boundary Waters (Cork O'Con...

4.07 avg rating — 4,650 ratings — published 1999 — 12 editions
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Purgatory Ridge (Cork O'Con...

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Blood Hollow (Cork O'Connor...

4.13 avg rating — 3,330 ratings — published 2004 — 12 editions
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Thunder Bay (Cork O'Connor,...

4.13 avg rating — 3,037 ratings — published 2007 — 19 editions
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Northwest Angle (Cork O'Con...

4.13 avg rating — 3,062 ratings — published 2011 — 14 editions
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Copper River (Cork O'Connor...

4.14 avg rating — 2,927 ratings — published 2006 — 10 editions
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Mercy Falls (Cork O'Connor,...

4.13 avg rating — 2,927 ratings — published 2005 — 15 editions
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Heaven's Keep (Cork O'Conno...

4.12 avg rating — 2,902 ratings — published 2009 — 17 editions
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November 2009, William Kent Krueger
" Quick Start SS: How would you describe your life in only 8 words? WK: Family. Reflection. Writing. Discipline. And always the dream. SS: What is your motto or maxim? WK: Life owes me nothing, no matter how hard I work. Whatever good comes to me in the..." ...More

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date: August 19, 2014 07:00PM
location: Once Upon A Crime, 604 W. 26th Street, Minneapolis, MN, The United States
description: Newly minted Edgar Award winner William Kent Krueger brings us another Cork O'Connor mystery, "Windigo Island" - Launch party.
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“The dead are never far from us. They're in our hearts and on our minds and in the end all that separates us from them is a single breath, one final puff of air.”
William Kent Krueger, Ordinary Grace

“The miracle is this: that you will rise in the morning and be able to see again the startling beauty of the day.”
William Kent Krueger, Ordinary Grace

“I used to ask for an easy life, now I ask to be strong.”
William Kent Krueger, Iron Lake

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