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ISBN13: 9780140084429
ISBN10: 0140084428
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Staff Pick

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.
Recommended by Emily, Powells.com

Synopses & Reviews

Publisher Comments:

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.

Review:

"Sheer magic...simply a national treasure." USA Today

Review:

"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

Review:

"Here is the real Montana, the real West, through the eyes of a real writer." Wallace Stegner

Synopsis:

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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Gramma Reader, April 30, 2013 (view all comments by Gramma Reader)
As a mother of four and gramma of seven, I particularly enjoyed the attention that Ivan Doig gives to developing the characters, deftly detailing temperments and unique personalities of the family and friends of this young man, Jick. Rarely does one read a book written from the perspective of a 14 year old boy. It is not only insiteful and very believable, but nostalgically takes one back to their own teen age years and the musings and questions which constantly filled their thoughts. The story educates one on the rigors and responsibilites of the life of a Forest Ranger and his family. How many of us have wandered onto a Forest Ranger "Property", taken note of the neat and tidy tract house and grounds by the river and left with no idea of what a day
in the life of that family is like? For those who camp, hike and travel in the Pacific NW, it's not at all uncommon. What a rich, wonderful, relaxing, and memorable read!
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780140084429
Author:
Doig, Ivan
Publisher:
Penguin Books
Location:
New York, N.Y., U.S.A. :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Montana
Subject:
Ranch life
Subject:
Western stories
Subject:
Ranch life -- Montana -- Fiction.
Subject:
General Fiction
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Mass Market
Series:
Contemporary American Fiction
Series Volume:
6029
Publication Date:
19851106
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
352
Dimensions:
7.72x5.04x.65 in. .52 lbs.

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Product details 352 pages Penguin Books - English 9780140084429 Reviews:
"Staff Pick" by ,

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.

"Review" by , "Sheer magic...simply a national treasure."
"Review" by , "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."
"Review" by , "Here is the real Montana, the real West, through the eyes of a real writer."
"Synopsis" by , 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.
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