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Winter's Bone (original 2006; edition 2007)

by Daniel Woodrell

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Title:Winter's Bone
Authors:Daniel Woodrell
Info:Sceptre (2007), Paperback, 208 pages
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Rating:*****
Tags:Fiction, American, Family drama

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Winter's Bone by Daniel Woodrell (2006)

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    The Weight of Blood by Laura McHugh (BookshelfMonstrosity)
    BookshelfMonstrosity: Questions of family loyalty trouble resourceful teen girls in these stark and menacing novels of hardscrabble life in the Ozark hills. Both fast-paced literary thrillers combine a strong sense of place with haunting characters and clear-eyed depictions of violence.… (more)
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    The Devil All the Time by Donald Ray Pollock (sparemethecensor)
    sparemethecensor: Though one is set in Appalachia and one in the Ozarks, both are dark, gritty, Southern noir novels that immerse readers fully in the depravity that comes along with desperate poverty in these regions of the country.
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    The Maid's Version by Daniel Woodrell (smasler)
    smasler: Woodrell is the master of Missouri Rural Noir
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    Redemption Falls by Joseph O'Connor (1Owlette)
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I love David Wooddrell's writing! Superb Southern Gothic. ( )
  Juliasb | Dec 1, 2016 |
Muy bueno ( )
  naturaworld | Aug 12, 2016 |
I have had this book for a few years, received from LT for review and waiting in my TBR pile. I just couldn't get into it until today. Today I read the whole thing! And I enjoyed it.

This story is rugged, raw, real. It's about a family barely getting by in rural poverty of the Ozarks, a family involved in the drug culture for generations. It's about one particular family, a sixteen-year-old girl trying to find her father who skipped bail and disappeared, and the dangers she faces in trying to make sense of things. She's tough, devoted to caring for her ill mother and her two younger siblings and determined to get answers so she can keep her family together.

There is realistic strong language and violence in this story, scenes which makes it uncomfortable to read, and yet it was a story that, as I said, I read in one day. ( )
  Polilla-Lynn | Aug 9, 2016 |
Gritty and exciting. ( )
  Gary10 | Apr 9, 2016 |
Saw the movie and might have read this, not sure. Listened to audio book in early 2015 ( )
  KathyGilbert | Jan 29, 2016 |
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To cover the houses and the stones with green -- so the sky would make sense -- you have to push down black roots into the dark --- Cesare Pavese
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To Ellen Levine, stalwart again, and Katie
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Ree Dolly stood at break of day on her cold front steps and smelled coming flurries and saw meat.
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Ree Dolly's father has skipped bail on charges that he ran a crystal meth lab, and the Dollys will lose their house if he doesn't show up for his next court date. With two young brothers depending on her, 16-year-old Ree knows she has to bring her father back, dead or alive. Living in the harsh poverty of the Ozarks, Ree learns quickly that asking questions of the rough Dolly clan can be a fatal mistake. But, as an unsettling revelation lurks, Ree discovers unforeseen depths in herself and in a family network that protects its own at any cost.

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Reaching her sixteenth year in the harsh Ozarks while caring for her poverty-stricken family, Ree Dolly learns that they will lose their house unless her bail-skipping father can be found and made to appear at an upcoming court date.

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