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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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I Love Independent Bookstores!

I’m pretty much at the end of my tour for Fox Creek. It’s been a great ride! The vast majority of my more than thirty events were with small, independent bookstores. And here’s why.

When I was a kid, I lived in a number of small towns across the country. Every town had a bookstore. When I moved to a big city, I found that many neighborhoods had their own local bookstore. Then Borders opened its cha

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This Tender Land

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Ordinary Grace

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Iron Lake (Cork O'Connor, #1)

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Boundary Waters (Cork O'Con...

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Lightning Strike (Cork O’Co...

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Purgatory Ridge (Cork O'Con...

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Blood Hollow (Cork O'Connor...

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Thunder Bay (Cork O'Connor,...

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Copper River (Cork O'Connor...

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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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