H.Res. 1040: Honoring the life and accomplishments of Donald Harington for his contributions to literature in the United States

H.Res. 1040

Honoring the life and accomplishments of Donald Harington for his contributions to literature in the United States

Date
March 19, 2010 (111th Congress, 2nd Session)

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Floor Situation

H.Res. 1040 is expected to be considered on the floor of the House on Friday, March 19, 2010, under a motion to suspend the rules, requiring a two-thirds vote for passage. The legislation was introduced Rep. Vic Snyder (D-AR) on January 26, 2010.

Bill Summary

H.Res. 1040 would resolve that the House of Representatives honor the life and accomplishments of Donald Harington for his contributions to literature in the United States.

Background

According to the resolution's findings, Harington's first novel, The Cherry Pit, was published in 1965 and over the course of his literary career he also published Lightning Bug (1970), Some Other Place, The Right Place (1972), The Architecture of the Arkansas Ozarks (1975), Let Us Build Us a City: Eleven Lost Towns (1986), The Cockroaches of Stay More (1989), The Choiring of the Trees (1991), Ekaterina (1993), Butterfly Weed (1996), When Angels Rest (1998), Thirteen Albatrosses (or, Falling off the Mountain) (2002), With (2003), The Pitcher Shower (2005), Farther Along (2008), and Enduring (2009).