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"Funny and tender beneath a wry and gruff seen-it-all veneer, Harrison contemplates death, discerns divinity in every stone and leaf, and nobility in ordinary lives, and laughs at our attempts to separate ourselves from the rest of nature."—Booklist

"His poems succeed on the basis of an open heart and a still-ravenous appetite for life."—The Texas Observer

Now in paperback, Jim Harrison's best-selling poetry book In Search of Small Gods is where birds and humans converse, autobiographies are fluid, and unknown gods flutter just out of sight. In terrains real and imagined—from remote canyons and anonymous thickets in the American West to secret basements in World War II Europe—Harrison calls upon readers to live fully in a world where "Death steals everything except our stories."

Maybe the problem is that I got involved with the wrong crowd of

gods when I was seven. At first they weren't harmful and only showed

themselves as fish, birds, especially herons and loons, turtles, a bobcat

and a small bear, but not deer and rabbits who only offered themselves

as food. And maybe I spent too much time inside the water of

lakes and rivers. Underwater seemed like the safest church I could

go to . . .

Jim Harrison is one of America's most versatile and celebrated writers. He is the author of over thirty books of poetry, fiction, and nonfiction, including Legends of the Fall and Dalva. His work has been translated into two dozen languages. He lives in Arizona and Montana.


Named a “Top Ten Bestseller” by the Poetry Foundation and “highly recommended” in Library Journals starred review. Now in paperback.

About the Author

Jim Harrison: Jim Harrison, one of Americas most versatile and celebrated writers, is the author of thirty books of poetry, fiction, and nonfiction—including Legends of the Fall, the acclaimed trilogy of novellas, and The Shape of the Journey: New and Collected Poems. His books have been translated into two dozen languages, and in 2007 he was elected to the American Academy of Arts and Letters. With a fondness for open space and anonymous thickets, he divides his time between Montana and southern Arizona.

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