William Humphrey


Born
in Clarksville, Texas, The United States
June 19, 1924

Died
August 20, 1997

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American novelist, memoirist, short story writer, author of thirteen books, including five novels, collections of short stories and a memoir.
Humphrey's first novel was Home from the Hill. His second novel, The Ordways, was reviewed by the New York Times as "Funny, vivid and moving, this is a fine piece of work and a delight to read," and was compared to the writings of William Faulkner and Mark Twain.
His books received high praise when they were first published, even from fellow writers.

Average rating: 3.87 · 288 ratings · 45 reviews · 63 distinct works
Home from the Hill

3.92 avg rating — 153 ratings — published 1957 — 10 editions
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The Ordways

3.78 avg rating — 32 ratings — published 1965 — 7 editions
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No Resting Place

3.34 avg rating — 29 ratings — published 1989 — 4 editions
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My Moby Dick

4.19 avg rating — 16 ratings — published 1978 — 8 editions
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September Song: Stories

4.33 avg rating — 9 ratings2 editions
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Farther Off from Heaven

4.58 avg rating — 12 ratings — published 1977 — 6 editions
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The Spawning Run

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3.88 avg rating — 8 ratings — published 1970 — 7 editions
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Proud Flesh

liked it 3.00 avg rating — 8 ratings — published 1973 — 4 editions
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The Collected Stories of Wi...

3.67 avg rating — 3 ratings — published 1985 — 5 editions
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A Time and a Place: Stories...

4.50 avg rating — 2 ratings — published 1969
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