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Willy Vlautin's novels and a knock on my door.

Willy Vlautin, Oregon novelist and musician, has published four novels, all of them dealing with characters in bad situations, especially economically. They are not members of the elite class, or even (most of them) the middle class. 484 more words

Latest news on my book club

Tonight being the Wednesday night when my ok club meets meant that the house was nice and tidy, and it also meant that four friends arrived to share news of weddings, holidays, expected babies, business plans … oh, and what we have been reading! 220 more words


Willy Vlautin: A Writer With A Big Heart (and a new book)

~post by Carolyn

You can’t go wrong with Willy Vlautin. His knack for speaking plainly about hard truths earns comparisons to John Steinbeck and Raymond Carver. 880 more words

The Motel Life / Willy Vlautin

I don’t normally write book reviews, but I’m making an exception for Willy Vlautin, because he’s my current favourite writer.

I’ve just finished re-reading all of Willy’s books and can’t wait to see the movie adaptation of his first book – The Motel Life. 558 more words


Book Review: Northline

Title: Northline
Author: Willy Vlautin
Series: N/A
Publisher: Harper Perennial
Publish Date: 4/28/08
Genre: Adult Literary
Pages: 224
Source: Borrowed from Library
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Book Reviews

Lean on Pete by Willy Vlautin

This novel by Oregon writer Willy Vlautin (also a memeber of the band Richmond Fontaine) follows fifteen-year-old Charley in his desperate journey from Portland to find his only known relative.  9 more words

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What We're Reading This Week


Lean on Pete by Willy Vlautin

“I love it so far. I found it on Powell’s site where it was a staff recommendation. He’s a local author for them.  539 more words