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Winter's Bone: A Novel
by Daniel Woodrell

Published: 2007-07-11
Paperback : 224 pages
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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 ...
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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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The teachers watched Ree with sad eyes. What can teachers do to break this cycle of poverty?
by slester (see profile) 11/01/10

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by Evster (see profile) 11/12/14

 
  "Winter's Bone..."by amykain (see profile) 10/20/13

Poverty, Abuse, Drugs are not uplifting subjects. the main character fights against the hand she is given in life.... it is an inspiring story.

 
  "Winter's Bone"by bobbiej1 (see profile) 01/11/12

Daniel Woodrell writes about this area of the Ozarks in such truthful, insightful language, that makes a reader feel he really knows the place and the people--and he does. Yes, it's dark, at times very... (read more)

 
  "Winter's BOne"by mkatz (see profile) 02/17/11

 
  "Like its setting deep in the Ozarks, this story is at once beautiful, yet dark and disturbing."by corron (see profile) 02/17/11

The movie was gripping, the book even more so. Woodrell transports you to the hills and back woods of the Ozarks and to a life steeped in suspicion, tribal codes and despair. As young Ree Dolly goes on... (read more)

 
  "Winter's Bone"by jones (see profile) 12/07/10

I enjoyed the book but was hoping for a happy ending for Ree. I thought she would get to enter the Army, but that didn't happen. I guess the ending was as happy as it could be.

 
  "Split decision"by K8Tullamore (see profile) 11/30/10

Most of us enjoyed the book, there were a few that were unable to finish. It does get off to a rocky start with colloquilisms that some us had difficulties with, but got interesting about halfway in and... (read more)

 
  "Winter's Bone"by slester (see profile) 11/01/10

This book has been around several book clubs in our area and everyone has a reaction to it,particularly the violence by women.Understanding the culture of those living in poverty and their exceptance of... (read more)

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