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Jim Lynch

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Jim Lynch is the author of the novels The Highest Tide, Border Songs and Truth Like the Sun, all of which were performed on stage and won prizes, including an Indies Choice Honor Book Award, a Pacific Northwest Booksellers Award and a Dashiell Hammett Prize finalist. His next novel, Before the Wind, will be released in April 2016. As a newspaper reporter, Lynch has won national awards, including the Livingston Young Journalist Award. He lives in Olympia, Washington, with his wife and daughter.

Lynch's book tour with his next novel, "Before the Wind," will begin in mid-April 2016 and will feature visits to east and west coast bookstores and venues. Dates and locations will be available soon.
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My Inspiring Bookcase

I recently set up a little bookcase in the living room and packed it with the greatest hits of my reading life. Plucked from my basement library, these 75 novels aren’t necessarily the best I've read, but they hold the stories, the writing or the ideas that jolted or inspired me the most as a reader and a writer.

The top shelf starts with Robert Penn Warren’s “All the King’s Men.” Based on outrageo Read more of this blog post »
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“I hate myself pretty often" .She tilted her face back on the pillow, damning tears and attempting so smile at the same time. "Pretty fucking often”
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“When Rachel Carson accepted the National Book Award, she said, 'if there is poetry in my book about the sea it is not because I deliberately put it there but because no one could write truthfully about the sea and leave out poetry.”
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“Grown-ups are always more fascinated by what you might become then what you are.”
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