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Returning to Earth

Harrison, Jim (Book - 2007)
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
Returning to Earth
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Hailed by The New York Times Book Review as "a master ... who makes the ordinary extraordinary, the unnamable unforgettable," beloved author Jim Harrison returns with a masterpiece-a tender, profound, and magnificent novel about life, death, and finding redemption in unlikely places. Slowly dying of Lou Gehrig's Disease, Donald, a middle-aged Chippewa-Finnish man, begins dictating family stories he has never shared with anyone, hoping to preserve history for his children. The dignity of Donald's death and his legacy encourages his loved ones to find a way to redeem-and let go of-the past, whether through his daughter's emersion in Chippewa religious ideas or his mourning wife's attempt to escape the malevolent influence of her own father. A deeply moving book about origins and endings, and how to live with honor for the dead, Returning to Earth is one of the finest novels of Harrison's long, storied career, and will confirm his standing as one of the most important American writers now working.
Authors: Harrison, Jim, 1937-
Title: Returning to earth
Publisher: New York : Grove Press, c2007
Edition: 1st ed
Characteristics: 280 p. ;,22 cm
Statement of Responsibility: Jim Harrison
ISBN: 9780802118387
0802118380
Branch Call Number: FICTION HARRISON
Subject Headings: Memory Fiction Families Fiction Upper Peninsula (Mich.) Fiction Indians Mixed descent Fiction Death Fiction Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis Patients Fiction
Genre/Form: Domestic fiction
Psychological fiction
Topical Term: Memory
Families
Indians
Death
Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis
LCCN: 2006050802
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A dying man struggles to pass his stories along to his grief-stricken children, while celebrating the Chippewa heritage that has informed his life.


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