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Bonnie Jo Campbell

Bonnie Jo Campbell teaches in the low-residency MFA program at Pacific University. The author of Once Upon a River and American Salvage, she lives in Kalamazoo, Michigan.

Books by Bonnie Jo Campbell

  1. Book CoverAmerican Salvage

    Finalist for the 2009 National Book Award in Fiction; finalist for the 2009 National Book Critics Circle Award in Fiction. “These short stories approach their subjects from an array of perspectives, but what they share is freshness, surprise, and a compulsion to plumb some absolute extremes of American existence.”—National Book Award citationMore

  2. Book CoverMothers, Tell Your Daughters: Stories

    “Bonnie Jo Campbell is a master of rural America’s postindustrial landscape.” —Boston GlobeMore

  3. Book CoverOnce Upon a River: A Novel

    “A demonstration of outstanding skills on the river of American literature.” —Entertainment WeeklyMore