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Winters Bone by Daniel Woodrell

Winters Bone (original 2006; edition 2006)

by Daniel Woodrell

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Title:Winters Bone
Authors:Daniel Woodrell
Info:TRAFALGAR SQUARE (2006), Edition: First Edition ~1st Printing, Hardcover, 226 pages
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Winter's Bone by Daniel Woodrell (2006)

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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 |
I learned that the movie was based on a book and I tracked down a copy. I liked the movie but I loved the book so much better.

The story was slightly different...two brothers instead of a little sister and a brother. But I was drawn into the vivid descriptions of the winter landscape and in-your-face moral code necessary to survive in this "Hatfield and McCoy" type environment...paraphrasing one of the characters....there's just two ways to get yourself kilt; snitching and stealing.

Wonderful book. Recommend highly if you liked the movie! ( )
  Itzey | Jan 23, 2016 |
this is a chilling and wondrous read. ( )
  Judy_Ryfinski | Jan 20, 2016 |
this is a chilling and wondrous read. ( )
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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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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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