Jim Harrison was an American novelist and poet. During his life, he published over three dozen books in multiple genres while also writing literary criticism, screenplays, book reviews, and more. He is perhaps best known for his trilogy of novellas, Legends of the Fall which were later made into movies.

In his career, he received many awards and accolades for his work including the Guggenheim Fellowship, the Mark Twain award, and later was inducted into the American Academy of Arts & Letters. Harrison grew up in Michigan and later attended Michigan State University where he received a BA and MA in comparative literature. He would marry his with and have two daughters during this time. Harrison passed away in March of 2016 after a hear attack.

Publication Order of Detective Sunderson Books

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Publication Order of Dalva Books

Dalva (1988)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Road Home (1998)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

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Wolf (1971)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Good Day to Die (1973)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Farmer (1976)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Legends of the Fall (1979)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Warlock (1982)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Sundog (1984)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Boy Who Ran to the Woods (2000)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The English Major (2008)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

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The Woman Lit by Fireflies (1990)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Julip (1994)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Beast God Forgot to Invent (2000)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Summer He Didn't Die (2005)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Farmer's Daughter (2009)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The River Swimmer (2013)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Brown Dog (2013)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Ancient Minstrel (2016)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Poetry Books

Natural World (0)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Plain Song (1965)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Locations (1968)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Outlyer and ghazals (1971)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Letters to Yesenin (1973)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
SELECTED & NEW POEMS (1982)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Selected & New Poems, 1961-1981 (1982)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Theory & Practice Of Rivers And New Poems (1990)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Theory and Practice of Rivers and New Poems (1990)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Theory & Practice Of Rivers (1990)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
After Ikkyu and Other Poems (1996)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Shape of the Journey (1998)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Braided Creek (2003)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Saving Daylight (2006)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
In Search of Small Gods (2009)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Songs of Unreason (2011)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Dead Man's Float (2015)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Jim Harrison: The Essential Poems (2019)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Jim Harrison: Collected Ghazals (2020)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Non-Fiction Books

Just Before Dark (1993)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Raw and the Cooked (2001)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Conversations with Jim Harrison (2002)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Off to the Side (2002)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Etiquette of Freedom (2010)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
A Really Big Lunch (2017)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

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Wild Stories(2002)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

If You Like Jim Harrison Books, You’ll Love…

Legends of the Fall is Harrison’s epic tale of three brothers fighting for justice in the world. The book takes place across the globe from early twentieth-century Montana to the battlefields of World War I and back to Montana. The book is famous for painting an portrait of the twentieth century man and the levels that he would go to when he felt his life or goal was threatened.

Another great book by Harrison is Dalva: A Novel. The book sees a woman named Dalva who grew up on the Nebraska prairie, but now lives in California. Even from California, she can hear the silence of her home and the memories of the son she gave up for adoption haunt her. At forty-five, she is haunted by her life and decides to return home with hopes of finding her family and the half-Sioux man she once loved. This book is one of Harrison’s most memorable as it explores a great family through the eyes of an unforgettable woman.

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