Jim Harrison (1937-2016) was the New York Times-bestselling author of nine volumes of novellas, twelve novels, fourteen collections of poetry, a book of children's literature, a memoir and two collections of non-fiction. His books include Legends of the Fall, Dalva and Returning to Earth. A member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters and winner of a National Endowment for the Arts grant, a Guggenheim Fellowship and the Spirit of the West Award from the Mountain and Plains Booksellers Association, his work was published in twenty-seven languages.
Fast pace, enormous narrative power . . . Legends of the Fall stays firmly in the unputdownable class. * Daily Telegraph *
Jim Harrison stands high among the writers of his generation. This book is rich, alive, and shatteringly visceral. A triumph. * New Yorker *
Compelling . . . beyond question the work of a gifted and accomplished writer. * Washington Post *
[Legends of the Fall] may well be the best set of novellas to appear in this country during the last quarter century. * New York Times Book Review *
Legends of the Fall signalled that Jim Harrison was a writer who had the goods. * Los Angeles Times *
So much American legend is packed into these brief pages that Jim Harrison must be admired as an almost sacred writer. * Chicago Sun-Times *