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E.P. Dutton/Seymour Lawrence, 1988 - Fiction - 324 pages
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The saga of a pioneer family is chronicled by Dalva, a woman searching for the lost son she had by Duane, a half-Sioux, and whose Indian heritage becomes an important part of Dalva's narrative.

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User Review  - juniperSun - LibraryThing

Woman talks of her grandpa, her growing years, her first love, her son given to adoption. The first section was wonderful, the 2nd section told by an asinine man, the 3rd section seemed in a hurry to finish up. Read full review

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User Review  - meredk - LibraryThing

I think Harrison's writing is really interesting, and I never felt like not finishing the book. But somehow I never really got into it either. The characters seemed like people I was watching from a distance; I got to know them a bit, but they were also ciphers in some ways. Read full review

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Jim Harrison was born December 11, 1937 in Grayling, Mich. to Winfield and Norma Harrison. After receiving his B.A. from Michigan State University in 1960 and his M.A. from the same school in 1964, Harrison briefly taught English at the State University of New York at Stony Brook. Legends of the Fall, written in 1979, was Harrison's first major work of fiction. Published as a set of three novellas, entitled Revenge, The Man Who Gave Up His Last Name, and Legends of the Fall, the trilogy explores the theme of revenge and the effect it has on all of those involved. In 1994, Harrison wrote the screenplay based on the novella Legends of the Fall for a feature film starring Anthony Hopkins and Brad Pitt. The epic western saga, told amidst the backdrop of World War I, details the lives of three brothers who are in love with the same woman. Another of Harrison's novels, Dalva, was adapted as a made-for-television movie featuring Rod Steiger and Farrah Fawcett in the lead roles. Besides writing numerous novels and screenplays, Harrison has contributed poems to numerous anthologies, and has also written stories, articles, reviews, and poems for various publications.

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