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From singer-songwriter Josh Ritter, a lyrical, sweeping novel about a young boy's coming of age during the last days of the lumberjacks.

In the tiny timber town of Cordelia, Idaho, 99-year-old Weldon Applegate recounts his life in all its glory, filled with tall tales writ large with murder, mayhem, avalanches, and bootlegging. It’s the story of dark pine forests brewing with ancient magic, and Weldon’s struggle as a boy to keep his father’s inherited timber claim, the Lost Lot, from the ravenous clutches of Linden Laughlin.

Ever since young Weldon stepped foot in the deep Cordelia woods as a child, he dreamed of joining the rowdy ranks of his ancestors in their epic axe-swinging adventures. Local legend says their family line boasts some of the greatest lumberjacks to ever roam the American West, but at the beginning of the 20th century, the jacks are dying out, and it’s up to Weldon to defend his family legacy.

Braided with haunting saloon tunes and just the right dose of magic, The Great Glorious Goddamn of It All is a novel bursting with heart, humor, and an utterly transporting adventure that is sure to sweep you away into the beauty of the tall snowy mountain timber.

©2021 Josh Ritter (P)2021 Harlequin Enterprises, Limited

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Witty, fun, and raw

Great fun read of tall tales and a wonderful historical perspective of lumber jacking. Higher marks for performance when speaking for the older characters if a much older voice was used.

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Even better than Bright’s Passage

Although one of music’s greatest lyricists I was still pleasantly surprised Josh Ritter could out do Bright’s Passage. However he managed to do it. The Great Glorious Goddamn Of It All stands as his greatest literary achievement to date. I anxiously await his third book.

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That was a pretty good story….

I may read it again to see if I missed anything!
And BTW, my goal is to be 108 years old when I finally kick the bucket! Wish me luck!

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Someday I'll go some some where

Evocative descriptions and eloquent vernacular of an old Jack in a lost time in a lost place.

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Great Narration

I'm not one for waxing poetic. I will say this though, I thought the narrator, who also happened to be the author was fantastic. In addition, I loved the grittiness of the main character. He was in no way perfect, and never claimed to be.

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