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Willy Vlautin



Dan Eccles

Born and raised in Reno, Nevada, Willy Vlautin started playing guitar and writing songs as a teenager and quickly became immersed in music. It was a Paul Kelly song, based on Raymond Carver’s "Too Much Water So Close to Home" that inspired him to start writing stories. Vlautin has published four novels: "The Motel Life," "Northline," "Lean on Pete" and "The Free." His fifth, "Don't Skip Out on Me," was published in 2019. Vlautin was also the founder and front-man of the critically acclaimed band Richmond Fontaine.

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Books:
Don't Skip Out on Me
Fiction / Literature
HarperCollins
February 2019
ISBN 9780062684479
304 pages
$15.99, INSTOCK
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From award-winning author Willy Vlautin, comes this moving novel about a young ranch hand who goes on a quest to become a champion boxer to prove his worth. More/less

Lean on Pete
Fiction / Literature
HarperCollins
April 2010
ISBN 9780061456534
304 pages
$13.99, INSTOCK
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Fifteen-year-old Charley Thompson wants a home, food on the table, and a high school he can attend for more than part of a year. More/less

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