Chris Offutt

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in Lexington, Kentucky, The United States
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July 2014


Average rating: 3.8 · 7,972 ratings · 1,050 reviews · 26 distinct worksSimilar authors
My Father, the Pornographer...

3.59 avg rating — 1,353 ratings — published 2016 — 7 editions
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Kentucky Straight: Stories

4.05 avg rating — 961 ratings — published 1992 — 10 editions
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Country Dark

4.18 avg rating — 856 ratings — published 2018 — 8 editions
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Out of the Woods

4.05 avg rating — 460 ratings — published 1999 — 5 editions
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The Same River Twice: A Memoir

3.96 avg rating — 401 ratings — published 1993 — 6 editions
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The Good Brother

3.79 avg rating — 252 ratings — published 1997 — 8 editions
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No Heroes: A Memoir of Comi...

3.83 avg rating — 193 ratings — published 2002 — 7 editions
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Degrees of Elevation: Short...

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3.50 avg rating — 14 ratings — published 2011
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Two-Eleven All Around

really liked it 4.00 avg rating — 3 ratings — published 1998
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Untitled Story Collection

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“I'd never really found a place in the outside world, but had stayed away too long to fit in at home.”
Chris Offutt, The Same River Twice: A Memoir

“Sometimes I don't think I've done anything to leave my mark in this world. I'm the kind of person the world leaves a mark on.”
Chris Offutt, Out of the Woods

“Where you come from is gone, where you thought you were going to never was there, and where you are is no good unless you can get away from it. —Flannery O’Connor,”
Chris Offutt, Out of the Woods

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