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William Kent Krueger

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Raised in the Cascade Mountains of Oregon, William Kent Krueger briefly attended Stanford University—before being kicked out for radical activities. After that, he logged timber, worked construction, tried his hand at freelance journalism, and eventually ended up researching child development at the University of Minnesota. He currently makes his living as a full-time author. He’s been married for over 40 years to a marvelous woman who is an attorney. He makes his home in St. Paul, a city he dearly loves.

Krueger writes a mystery series set in the north woods of Minnesota. His protagonist is Cork O’Connor, the former sheriff of Tamarack County and a man of mixed heritage—part Irish and part Ojibwe. His work has received a number of awards, i
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2022 Highlights

For me, so much of the past year has felt as if we were all finally emerging from the long, dark tunnel of self-isolation necessary due to the pandemic. Since vaccines have become readily available, the world has been reconnecting in person, and for me, being able to gather with colleagues and fans again has been absolutely glorious.

So, this year of reconnecting in snapshots:

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Average rating: 4.23 · 498,465 ratings · 52,629 reviews · 86 distinct worksSimilar authors
This Tender Land

4.39 avg rating — 139,624 ratings — published 2019 — 31 editions
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Ordinary Grace

4.25 avg rating — 129,168 ratings — published 2013 — 38 editions
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Iron Lake (Cork O'Connor, #1)

3.95 avg rating — 34,538 ratings — published 1998 — 35 editions
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Lightning Strike (Cork O’Co...

4.28 avg rating — 18,691 ratings — published 2021 — 17 editions
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Boundary Waters (Cork O'Con...

4.09 avg rating — 18,600 ratings — published 1999
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Purgatory Ridge (Cork O'Con...

4.14 avg rating — 14,251 ratings — published 2001 — 18 editions
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Blood Hollow (Cork O'Connor...

4.16 avg rating — 11,830 ratings — published 2004 — 18 editions
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Thunder Bay (Cork O'Connor,...

4.23 avg rating — 10,483 ratings — published 2007 — 25 editions
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Copper River (Cork O'Connor...

4.18 avg rating — 10,481 ratings — published 2006 — 13 editions
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Mercy Falls (Cork O'Connor,...

4.09 avg rating — 10,476 ratings — published 2005 — 20 editions
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“The dead are never far from us. They're in our hearts and on our minds and in the end all that separates us from them is a single breath, one final puff of air.”
William Kent Krueger, Ordinary Grace

“The miracle is this: that you will rise in the morning and be able to see again the startling beauty of the day.”
William Kent Krueger, Ordinary Grace

“I used to ask for an easy life, now I ask to be strong.”
William Kent Krueger, Iron Lake

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