Monday, April 06, 2009


I just finished an excellent book entitled "The English Major" by Jim Harrison. He is especially known for his novella "Legends of the Fall" which was made into a movie (with Brad Pitt).

I really enjoyed this book. Oh, some of it may be somewhat colorful in language or innuendo, but it was so entertaining. It is the story of Cliff, a sixty year old farmer and ex-teacher, whose recently divorced wife has sold his farm and with it his life as he has known it for many years. Cliff decides to take a long road trip across America, "armed with a childhood puzzle of the United States and a mission to rename all the states and state birds." His adventures are funny, sad and insightful.
A quote from the book that I like: "We're forced to look back because we can't see forward."

I got this book from the library and I just put a hold on Mr. Harrison's memoir, "Off To The Side." He has a tremendous volume of work to his name, including fiction, non-fiction, children's books and poetry. I know I will be reading much more of his work.



Carrie @ Cottage Cozy said...

Sounds like an interesting story!

Stay Cozy, Carrie

Diane@Diane's Place said...

It does sound good.

No plans to sell any of my crocheted dishcloths but if I change my mind, you'll be the first to know. ;o)

Have a great week!

Love and hugs,


Lynne said...

I've never heard of this author or this book. I'll have to look for him at our library.

Is the boat back in the water yet?

Missy said...

This sounds like something I would really like...thanks for the review!

Renie Burghardt said...

Sounds like a good book for sure. You got me interested. Ill have to look for it.

Have a great rest of the week.


BClark said...

Glad you enjoyed the book, nice when they are ones you want to remember. I need to check out the library in some of the other towns, ours lacks much. Have a wonderful Easter, don't eat too many chocolate bunnies.

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