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David James Duncan

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David James Duncan is the author of two novels, The River Why and The Brothers K, and River Teeth, a joint memoir and collection of stories. The River Why ranks thirty-fifth on the San Francisco Chronicle list of The 20th Century's 100 Best Books of the American West. The Brothers K is an American Library Association Best Books Award-winner and a New York Times Notable Book. Both novels won the Pacific Northwest Booksellers Award.

Duncan has read and lectured all over the United States on wilderness, the writing life, the nonmonastic contemplative life, the fly fishing life, and nonreligious literature of faith... Read More

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The Brothers K

Written by David James Duncan


Format: Trade Paperback, 656 pages
Publisher: Dial Press Trade Paperback
On Sale: June 1, 1996
Price: $17.00

"Another quintessentially American saga from Oregon writer Duncan, moving from the metaphysics of fishing in his first novel (The River Why) to an exploration here of bush-league baseball and the perils of Seventh-Day Adventism during the Vietnam era…This epic story is…marvelously detailed and poignant."--Kirkus Reviews Read more >
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The Brothers K

Written by David James Duncan


Format: eBook, 656 pages
Publisher: The Dial Press
On Sale: July 28, 2010
Price: $13.99

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River Teeth
Stories and Writings
Written by David James Duncan


Format: Trade Paperback, 272 pages
Publisher: The Dial Press
On Sale: June 1, 1996
Price: $16.00

Compared to Harper Lee, Tom Robbins, and J. D. Salinger, David James Duncan distills his remarkable talent for observation in River Teeth, a fresh collection of short stories and essays. With the art and grace of a master storyteller, this uniquely gifted American writer blends two forms, taking us into rivers... Read more >
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River Teeth
Stories and Writings
Written by David James Duncan


Format: eBook
Publisher: The Dial Press
On Sale: January 11, 2012
Price: $11.99

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