Donald Harington


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

Died
November 07, 2009


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: 3.96 · 4,016 ratings · 507 reviews · 20 distinct worksSimilar authors
The Architecture of the Ark...

3.87 avg rating — 844 ratings — published 1975 — 9 editions
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With

4.22 avg rating — 443 ratings — published 2003 — 10 editions
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The Choiring of the Trees

4.19 avg rating — 556 ratings — published 1991 — 7 editions
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Lightning Bug

3.84 avg rating — 434 ratings — published 1970 — 7 editions
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Cockroaches of Stay More

4.12 avg rating — 243 ratings — published 1989 — 8 editions
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Some Other Place. The Right...

3.99 avg rating — 240 ratings — published 1972 — 7 editions
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Butterfly Weed

3.91 avg rating — 200 ratings — published 1996 — 5 editions
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Ekaterina

3.90 avg rating — 135 ratings — published 1993 — 5 editions
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Enduring

4.05 avg rating — 128 ratings — published 2009 — 6 editions
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When Angels Rest

3.85 avg rating — 115 ratings — published 1998 — 5 editions
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Lightning Bug Some Other Place. The Right... The Architecture of the Ark... Cockroaches of Stay More The Choiring of the Trees Ekaterina Butterfly Weed
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“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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