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English Creekby Ivan Doig
I fell in love with Ivan Doig's writing as a teenager, but I still find it captivating. Through the eyes of Doig's young hero, we watch the coming of age of a family in the American West. The story alone will prevent you from putting this book down, but the beauty and compassion of Doig's language will truly leave their mark.
Synopses & Reviews
English Creek is a portrait of a time and place that at once inspires and fulfills a longing for an explicable past. It is a novel as luminously American as Cather's writing, Wyeth's painting and Copland's music.
"Sheer magic...simply a national treasure." USA Today
"Commonly compared with Paul Horgan and Wallace Stegner...Doig seems something else. A truer comparison might be with Robert Louis Stevenson because of Doig's magical welding of history into fiction, of adventure with everyday life, of legend with lore." The Washington Post
"Here is the real Montana, the real West, through the eyes of a real writer." Wallace Stegner
This first novel of Doig's three-part saga of life in Montana's Two Medicine country is about the important summer of 1939 in the life of 14-year-old Jick McCaskill.
About the Author
Ivan Doig grew up in a family of Montana ranch hands during the 1940s and '50s. The author of ten books, including the acclaimed novels that make up the Montana Trilogy — English Creek, Dancing at the Rascal Fair, and Ride with Me, Mariah Montana — he lives with his wife in Seattle. Visit the author's website at www.ivandoig.com.
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