Bonnie Jo Campbell - Author

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Bonnie Jo Campbell is the author of three previous books, including 'American Salvage', a National Book Award finalist.

Featured books by Bonnie Jo Campbell

Once Upon a River

Once Upon a River

Author: Bonnie Jo Campbell Format: Paperback Release Date: 25/10/2012

After the violent death of her father, in which she is complicit, Margo takes to the Stark River in her boat, with only a few supplies and a biography of Annie Oakley, in search of her vanished mother. But the river, Margo's childhood paradise, is a dangerous place for a young woman travelling alone, and she must be strong to survive, using her knowledge of the natural world and her ability to look unsparingly into the hearts of those around her. Her river odyssey through rural Michigan becomes a defining journey, one that leads her beyond self-preservation and to deciding what price she is willing to pay for her choices.

Other books by Bonnie Jo Campbell

Mothers, Tell Your Daughters Stories

Mothers, Tell Your Daughters Stories

Author: Bonnie Jo Campbell Format: Paperback Release Date: 04/10/2016

Named by the Guardian as one of our top ten writers of rural noir, Bonnie Jo Campbell is a keen observer of life and trouble in rural America, and her working-class protagonists can be at once vulnerable, wise, cruel, and funny. The strong but flawed women of Mothers, Tell Your Daughters must negotiate a sexually charged atmosphere as they love, honor, and betray one another against the backdrop of all the men in their world. Such richly fraught mother-daughter relationships can be lifelines, anchors, or they can sink a woman like a stone. In My Dog Roscoe, a new bride becomes obsessed with the notion that her dead ex-boyfriend has returned to her in the form of a mongrel. In Blood Work, 1999, a phlebotomist's desire to give away everything to the needy awakens her own sensuality. In Home to Die, an abused woman takes revenge on her bedridden husband. In these fearless and darkly funny tales about women and those they love, Campbell's spirited American voice is at its most powerful.

Stromschnellen

Stromschnellen

Author: Bonnie Jo Campbell Format: eBook Release Date: 16/04/2013

Die sechzehnjahrige Margo ist am Stark River aufgewachsen und hat zu Fluss und Natur ein sehr viel innigeres Verhaltnis als zu den Menschen. Sie spricht wenig bis gar nicht, schwimmt wie ein Fisch und ist eine erstklassige Schutzin. Zu ihrem Pech ist sie ungewohnlich hubsch, und irgendwann geraten die Dinge deshalb auer Kontrolle. Margo flieht und vertraut sich dem Fluss an. Mit ihrem Ruderboot und einem geklauten Gewehr beginnt sie ein Vagabundenleben zu Wasser .... Ein groartiger Roman, in dem die moderne Schwester von Huckleberry Finn versucht, ihren Platz in einer Welt zu finden, auf die niemand sie vorbereitet hat. Nach einem von der Kritik schon hoch gelobten, fur den National Book Award nominierten Band Kurzgeschichten gelang Bonnie Jo Campbell mit diesem Roman der literarische Durchbruch. "e;Bonnie Jo Campbells Menschen wirken so lebendig, als beobachte man sie durch ein offenes Fenster."e; Joyce Carol Oates

American Salvage

American Salvage

Author: Bonnie Jo Campbell Format: Hardback Release Date: 30/01/2010

New from award-winning Michigan writer Bonnie Jo Campbell, American Salvage is rich with local color and peopled with rural characters who love and hate extravagantly. They know how to fix cars and washing machines, how to shoot and clean game, and how to cook up methamphetamine, but they have not figured out how to prosper in the twenty-first century. Through the complex inner lives of working-class characters, Campbell illustrates the desperation of post-industrial America, where wildlife, jobs, and whole ways of life go extinct and the people have no choice but to live off what is left behind.The harsh Michigan winter is the backdrop for many of the tales, which are at turns sad, brutal, and oddly funny. One man prepares for the end of the world-scheduled for midnight December 31, 1999-in a pole barn with chickens and survival manuals. An excruciating burn causes a man to transcend his racist and sexist worldview. Another must decide what to do about his meth-addicted wife, who is shooting up on the other side of the bathroom door. A teenaged sharpshooter must devise a revenge that will make her feel whole again. Though her characters are vulnerable, confused, and sometimes angry, they are also resolute. Campbell follows them as they rebuild their lives, continue to hope and dream, and love in the face of loneliness.Fellow Michiganders, fans of short fiction, and general readers will enjoy this poignant and affecting collection of tales.

American Salvage

American Salvage

Author: Bonnie Jo Campbell Format: eBook Release Date: 10/03/2009

New from award-winning Michigan writer Bonnie Jo Campbell, American Salvage is rich with local color and peopled with rural characters who love and hate extravagantly. They know how to fix cars and washing machines, how to shoot and clean game, and how to cook up methamphetamine, but they have not figured out how to prosper in the twenty-first century. Through the complex inner lives of working-class characters, Campbell illustrates the desperation of post-industrial America, where wildlife, jobs, and whole ways of life go extinct and the people have no choice but to live off what is left behind. The harsh Michigan winter is the backdrop for many of the tales, which are at turns sad, brutal, and oddly funny. One man prepares for the end of the world-scheduled for midnight December 31, 1999-in a pole barn with chickens and survival manuals. An excruciating burn causes a man to transcend his racist and sexist worldview. Another must decide what to do about his meth-addicted wife, who is shooting up on the other side of the bathroom door. A teenaged sharpshooter must devise a revenge that will make her feel whole again. Though her characters are vulnerable, confused, and sometimes angry, they are also resolute. Campbell follows them as they rebuild their lives, continue to hope and dream, and love in the face of loneliness. Fellow Michiganders, fans of short fiction, and general readers will enjoy this poignant and affecting collection of tales.

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