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Larry Watson

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in Rugby, North Dakota, The United States
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Larry Watson was born in 1947 in Rugby, North Dakota. He grew up in Bismarck, North Dakota, and was educated in its public schools. Larry married his high school sweetheart, Susan Gibbons, in 1967. He received his BA and MA from the University of North Dakota, his Ph.D. from the creative writing program at the University of Utah, and an honorary Doctor of Letters degree from Ripon College. Watson has received grants and fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts (1987, 2004) and the Wisconsin Arts Board.

Average rating: 3.76 · 18,247 ratings · 2,886 reviews · 15 distinct worksSimilar authors
Montana 1948

3.82 avg rating — 10,523 ratings — published 1993 — 36 editions
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Let Him Go

3.93 avg rating — 1,850 ratings — published 2013 — 9 editions
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American Boy

3.64 avg rating — 1,469 ratings — published 2011 — 5 editions
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As Good as Gone

3.64 avg rating — 1,588 ratings — published 2016 — 8 editions
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White Crosses

3.48 avg rating — 708 ratings — published 1997 — 10 editions
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Orchard

3.43 avg rating — 560 ratings — published 2003 — 12 editions
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Justice

3.74 avg rating — 537 ratings — published 1994 — 11 editions
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The Lives of Edie Pritchard

3.68 avg rating — 430 ratings — published 2020
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Laura

3.56 avg rating — 219 ratings — published 2000 — 4 editions
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Sundown, Yellow Moon

3.47 avg rating — 196 ratings — published 2007 — 5 editions
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Beautiful, accessible poems about love and marriage
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“Autumn has come to northeast Montana. The vapor of one’s breath, the clarity of the stars, the smell of wood smoke, the stones underfoot that even a full day of sunlight won’t warm- these all say there will be no more days that can be mistaken for summer.”
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“A four-year-old has so little past, and he remembers almost none of it, neither the father he once had nor the house where he once lived. But he can feel the absences – and feel them as sensation, like a texture that was once at his fingers every day but now is gone and no matter how he gropes or reaches his hand he cannot touch what’s no longer there.”
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“Long past the moment when her neck begins to stiffen and ache, she continues to stare into the darkness, even though none of the human secrets she needs to know are to be found in the stars but rather closer to the earth her boots stand upon.”
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