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Winter's Bone (2006)

by Daniel Woodrell

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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.… (more)
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    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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This is a grim and in-your-face story that is hard to read and hard to put down. Woodrell quickly takes you into the world of a teenage girl in an impoverished rural environment where family connections and a code of silence are everything. She puts herself in peril as she navigates through this world in order to try and save her family home. She's way too young to be shouldering such responsibilites but has a survivalist instinct that serves her well.

I highly recommend reading this book. Just pick your timing and don't read it when you really need light-hearted fare. Do read it when you're ready to be challenged and made uncomfortable with how life can play out. ( )
  jjpseattle | Aug 2, 2020 |
Tough little lady
takes a beating like a champ
keeps her smart mouth shut. ( )
  Eggpants | Jun 25, 2020 |
This is an engrossing, highly atmospheric tale of a 16-year old Ozarks girl searching for her father--or perhaps his corpse--so she can prevent losing the house she, her two brothers, and crazy mother live in, which her father has put up for his bail bond on charges of cooking meth. It is a dark story, with one shocking scene of female-on-female violence, that is a bit murky when it delves into the family's past and some sort of feud that has separated its branches. But Ree Dolly, the protagonist, who as the story begins is dreaming of escaping by joining the Army when she is old enough, shows strength and courage beyond her years. Some of the other characters are enigmas, particularly Ree's Uncle Teardrop, but they are all memorable. Winter runs throughout the book, and you might feel you should be sitting outside in a snowbound forest, with snow dropping off branches onto your wool hunter's cap, while you read it. ( )
  datrappert | May 16, 2020 |
4.5 stars. Brutal and beautiful. ( )
  ChristopherSwann | May 15, 2020 |
The actress employed to read this novel is wonderful. She effects the twang of the Ozarks area like a true native, and even sounds almost exactly like Jennifer Lawrence at times, which is no mean feat. The storyline follows the novel quite well, except in the novel it's deep in wintertime with lots of snow. There is no cave scene, which they probably cut for time's sake, and possibly for propriety. And other little things, here and there. Nothing big. Nothing to stop you from enjoying yourself in this wonderfully done, evocative time and place. Go immerse yourself. You will enjoy it, I promise. ( )
  stephanie_M | Apr 30, 2020 |
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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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