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Melding past and present into a moving narrative, Mary Clearman Blew imaginatively recreates the dry, dusty, sparsely populated Montana of the early homesteaders and of her aunt Imogenes young womanhood. Striving to understand why her aunt chose a life alone, away from the ranch where she grew up, Blew evokes the rigors of her own growing-up years. We witness her yearnings for independence and escape; her own choices regarding marriage, divorce, and single parenthood; and the poignant reconnection with her daughter. A rich and unforgettable blend of intimate reflection, diaries, history, and local legend, Balsamroot reveals one of our top writers at her most personal and compelling.

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Melding past and present into a moving narrative, Blew re-creates the dry, sparsely populated Montana of early homesteaders where her aunt chose to live. She writes of her yearning for independence, her marriage choices and recollections of her daughter. A blend of history, diaries and local legend.

About the Author

Mary Clearman Blew is Professor of English and Creative Writing at the University of Idaho, Moscow. She is the author of Bone Deep in Landscape, Balsamroot: A Memoir, Lambing Out And Other Stories (University of Oklahoma Press) and Sister Coyote: Montana Stories and is coeditor of Circle of Women: An Anthology of Contemporary Western Women's Writing.

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deboltkaren, September 11, 2006 (view all comments by deboltkaren)
I enjoyed this book with it's references to areas in the Northwest that I am acquainted with (i.e., Port Angeles; Lewiston-Clarkston, Moscow) as well as the descriptions of dealing with a loved one in the early and late stages of Alzheimer's.

I felt a real empathy with the author and her life struggles as a woman, mother & niece to an ailing aunt.
I recommend this book and will be passing it on to my friends.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780806133225
Author:
Blew, Mary Clearman
Publisher:
University of Oklahoma Press
Location:
Norman
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Social life and customs
Subject:
Biography
Subject:
United States - State & Local
Subject:
Montana
Subject:
Authors, American
Subject:
Family/Interpersonal Memoir
Subject:
Port Angeles Region
Subject:
Personal Memoirs
Subject:
United States - State & Local - General
Subject:
Family
Subject:
Authors, American -- 20th century.
Subject:
Women
Subject:
Biography-Literary
Edition Description:
Paperback
Series Volume:
[2]
Publication Date:
20010431
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
224
Dimensions:
8.47x5.47x.65 in. .64 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , Melding past and present into a moving narrative, Blew re-creates the dry, sparsely populated Montana of early homesteaders where her aunt chose to live. She writes of her yearning for independence, her marriage choices and recollections of her daughter. A blend of history, diaries and local legend.
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