Timothy Egan

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Timothy Egan is a Pulitzer Prize winning author of nine books, including THE WORST HARD TIME, which won the National Book Award. His latest book, A PILGRIMAGE TO ETERNITY, is a personal story, a journey over an ancient trail, and a history of Christianity. He also writes a biweekly opinion column for The New York Times. HIs book on the photographer Edward Curtis, SHORT NIGHTS OF THE SHADOW CATCHER, won the Carnegie Medal for best nonfiction. His Irish-American book, THE IMMORTAL IRISHMAN, was a New York Times bestseller. A third-generation native of the Pacific Northwest, he lives in Seattle.

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The Worst Hard Time: The Un...

4.02 avg rating — 49,172 ratings — published 2005 — 23 editions
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The Big Burn: Teddy Rooseve...

4.09 avg rating — 13,772 ratings — published 2009 — 21 editions
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Short Nights of the Shadow ...

3.97 avg rating — 9,263 ratings — published 2011 — 12 editions
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The Immortal Irishman: The ...

4.26 avg rating — 5,906 ratings — published 2016 — 13 editions
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A Pilgrimage to Eternity: F...

4.12 avg rating — 2,287 ratings — published 2019 — 6 editions
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The Good Rain: Across Time ...

4.19 avg rating — 1,993 ratings — published 1990
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Breaking Blue

3.93 avg rating — 922 ratings — published 1992 — 15 editions
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Lasso the Wind: Away to the...

4.14 avg rating — 752 ratings — published 1998 — 10 editions
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The Winemaker's Daughter

3.23 avg rating — 517 ratings — published 2004 — 8 editions
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The Long Darkness

4.30 avg rating — 50 ratings — published 2006
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“Most of the writers I know work every day, in obscurity and close to poverty, trying to say one thing well and true. Day in, day out, they labor to find their voice, to learn their trade, to understand nuance and pace. And then, facing a sea of rejections, they hear about something like Barbara Bush’s dog getting a book deal.”
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“Sometimes the wind along the Pacific shore blows so hard it steals your breath before you can inhale it.”
Timothy Egan, The Good Rain: Across Time & Terrain in the Pacific Northwest

“I am beginning to believe that nothing is quite so uncertain as facts. (Edward Curtis)”
Timothy Egan, Short Nights of the Shadow Catcher: The Epic Life and Immortal Photographs of Edward Curtis
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