Books by Daniel Woodrell and Complete Book Reviews

Daniel Woodrell, Author . Little, Brown $22.95 (193p) ISBN 978-0-316-05755-4
Woodrell flirts with—but doesn't succumb to—cliché in his eighth novel, a luminescent portrait of the poor and desperate South that drafts 16-year-old Ree Dolly, blessed with "abrupt green eyes," as its unlikely...
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Daniel Woodrell, Author Henry Holt & Company $22.95 (0p) ISBN 978-0-8050-2298-8
Again, Woodrell mines his native Ozarks for artistic and comic inspiration, but this time the lode that produced the dazzling The Ones You Do (1992) turns up as much paste as as it does precious stones. The lure of marijuana as a cash crop provides...
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Daniel Woodrell, Author . Putnam/Wood $23.95 (240p) ISBN 978-0-399-14751-7
Woodrell (Tomato Red) excels at depicting the seedy side of Southern living, and in this brooding coming-of-age tale he revisits the hardscrabble Ozarks town of West Table, Mo., his dark, insistently realist prose packing a visceral punch....
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Daniel Woodrell. Little, Brown, $24.99 (176p) ISBN 978-0-316-05756-1
In his eight novels, Woodrell (Winter's Bone) has been doing for his native Missouri Ozarks what William Faulkner did for rural Mississippi: introduce readers to a region whose rural residents are too often summarily dismissed in our American...
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Daniel Woodrell, Author Henry Holt & Company $20 (240p) ISBN 978-0-8050-5577-1
""You're no angel, you know how this stuff comes to happen: Friday is payday and it's been a gray day sogged by slow ugly rain and you seek company in your gloom...."" So begins the bravura first paragraph of Woodrell's sixth novel (after Give Us a...
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Daniel Woodrell. Little, Brown, $25 (176p) ISBN 978-0-316-20585-6
Woodrell’s (Winter’s Bone) evocative, lyrical ninth novel is deceptively brief and packs a shimmering, resonant, literary punch. In a grand “gesture of reconciliation” from his father, young Alek is sent to West Table, Mo., to spend the summer of...
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Daniel Woodrell, Author Henry Holt & Company $16.45 (214p) ISBN 978-0-8050-0283-6
Narrator Jake Roedel is in his mid-teens when he joins the First Kansas Irregulars in 1861. During the next few years he sees, and commits, more than his share of Civil War atrocities. Most of the action takes place in Kansas and Missouri between...
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Daniel Woodrell, Author Henry Holt & Company $0 (168p) ISBN 978-0-8050-0788-6
This action-packed thriller is underscored by Woodrell's ( Woe to Live On ) ability to evoke the tawdry bayou town of St. Bruno and its citizenry: a hodgepodge of misfits and small-time criminals. The Wing, a nationwide gang of ex-convicts and...
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Daniel Woodrell, Author Signet Book $4.5 (0p) ISBN 978-0-451-16569-5
``This action-packed thriller is underscored by Woodrell's ability to evoke the tawdry bayou town of St. Bruno and its citizenry: a hodgepodge of misfits and small-time criminals,'' applauded PW . ``A top-notch tale that deserves attention.'' (June)
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Daniel Woodrell, Author Henry Holt & Company $19.45 (212p) ISBN 978-0-8050-0972-9
In this zesty, evocative novel of Cajun country, the third tale set in seamy St. Bruno (after Under the Bright Lights and Muscle fo r the Wing ), Woodrell reunites the three Shade brothers with their dissolute father. Aged rake and reprobate John X.
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David Woodrell, Little, Brown/Mulholland, $16.99 trade paper (512p) ISBN 978-0-316-13365-4
Collected in a single volume for the first time, Woodrell's three stellar novels featuring Det. Rene Shade, an ex-boxer turned cop, provide entrée into the Louisiana swamp town of Saint Bruno, a place where "tempers went on the prowl and relief was...
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