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Ordinary Soil

 
A terrorized, addicted farmer’s suicide attempt under a rotting burial elm unearths his family’s dark history, exposing diseased generational roots of abuse and abandonment. But strength, light, and hope also wait, deep in the ordinary soil of the Oklahoma panhandle.
Alex Woodard

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Alex
Woodard

Alex Woodard

About

I’m a writer.
Of books and songs.

Of my truth and maybe yours.
 
Of horses and waves.
 
Thanks for being here.

"Alex Woodard is one of the greatest writers I've ever discovered."

From the blog

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Wait For It

It was 1981. A kid on the camp bus had a cassette player with a built-in speaker. He was parading up and down the aisle between seats, chomping on a

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Wild and Free

I watched the horses run, wild and free and unmoving across the stretched canvas. A young one, somewhere between foal and colt, led the small herd, her gangly, undeveloped limbs

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Remembering

Our debt to the heroic men and valiant women in the service of our country can never be repaid. They have earned our undying gratitude. America will never forget their

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stories with a soundtrack

What if…
Grammy®-winning singers and songwriters took your letters and turned them into songs?

Living Halfway
Companion Album

“Heartbreaking as it is hilarious, heartfelt as it is tough, and as much an indictment of the modern self-help ethos as it is a celebration of what the genre is actually aiming for. The journey Alex takes us on is deeply personal, completely original, and 100% worth the price at the door.”

— Sean Watkins,
Grammy-winning founder of Nickel Creek

Reviews

Raw, Authentic Musings on Life
Cindy S
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Alex Woodard writes with an authenticity and vulnerability that captivates. This book makes the reader contemplate life and one's own beliefs. Will be checking out all of his other books immediately!
An Absolute Gem
Dan Rowe
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Living Halfway is an incredible piece of artwork. Thoughtful and thought-provoking, I didn't want to put it down and didn't want it to end. Woodard has a raw, honest style, and his creativity has delivered a book that is exquisitely unique and pensive, yet wonderfully comforting and optimistic. Highly recommended.
My favorite read of 2021
Kindle Customer
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I read this book today, after rereading one of the author's previous books. I brushed lives with him years ago, in a beautiful equine therapy program in Idaho. This book is so much more than I imagined. Its almost like I could hear him reading it to me. Thank you for sharing your hard earned experience and knowledge of life. It's full of humor, heartache, and a good pinch of snark. Always a fan, Boise State hoodie.
Beautifully written and so relatable.
Katherine W Twells
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I read this upon a reco from a friend and so delighted I did. Alex Woodard is a beautiful writer. The story mixes humor with raw vulnerability and done in a way I think we can all relate. You will see aspects of yourself in the unfolding journey. It’s a story about life in all it’s pain and beauty and written with great artistry. Helpful
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