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ISBN10: 0671507036
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The events of that small-town summer forever alter David Hayden's view of his family: his self-effacing father, a sheriff who never wears his badge; his clear sighted mother; his uncle, a charming war hero and respected doctor; and the Hayden's lively, statuesque Sioux housekeeper, Marie Little Soldier, whose revelations are at the heart of the story. It is a tale of love and courage, of power abused, and of the terrible choice between family loyalty and justice.

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"A significant and elegant addition to the fiction of the American West." Washington Post Book World

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"[A] taut, memorable novel....In crisp, restrained prose, Watson indelibly portrays the moral dilemma of a family torn between justice and loyalty; by implication, he also illuminates some dark corners of our national history." Publishers Weekly

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"My favorite novel of 1993....[U]tterly mesmerizing....Fiction at its finest is sometimes hard to find: Montana 1948 amply fits the bill." Chris Faatz, The Nation

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"[A] lean, gaunt narrative rich with implication....A literary page-turner, morally complex and satisfying in its careful accumulation of detail and in its use of landscape to reveal character." Kirkus Reviews

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"Larry Watson is one of those good writers few people know about, a writer whose work is worthy of prizes....The style of Montana 1948 is as thin, clear and crisp as a North Dakota Wind." Annick Smith, Los Angeles Times Book Review

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"Montana 1948 stands out as a work of art." Susan Petro, San Francisco Chronicle

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"A beautiful novel about the meaning of place and evolution of courage...a wonderful book." Louise Erdrich, author of The Last Report on the Miracles at Little No Horse

Synopsis:

Watson has created a completely new American classic, a remarkable evocation of a time and place — a tale of love and courage, of power abused, and of the terrible choice between family loyalty and justice.

About the Author

Born in Rugby, North Dakota, and raised in Bismarck, Larry Watson received his B.A. and M.A. in English from the University of North Dakota and his Ph.D. in creative writing from the University of Utah. Watson is the author of the novel In a Dark Time and a chapbook of poetry, Leaving Dakota. He teaches English at the University of Wisconsin at Stevens Point and lives in Plover, Wisconsin.

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coalbanks, October 6, 2006 (view all comments by coalbanks)
Maybe the best book which I read last year when I found it in the local library. One of the best handful of new-to-me writers in at least a year. Could have been written about my hometown, about my family, friends & neighbours. Chilling in some ways, comforting in others. Disillusionment, conflicting values, a coming-of-age for the narrator at least, a book that makes us all think about what our values are, where our loyalties lie, the need to re-evaluate people and long-held beliefs and to have the integrity to stand up for what we know to be right but unpopular. I may have rated it too low.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780671507039
Subtitle:
Montana 1948
Editor:
Rosenman, Jane
Editor:
Rosenman, Jane
Author:
Savedge
Author:
Watson, Larry
Publisher:
Washington Square Press
Location:
New York :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Boys
Subject:
Family
Subject:
Montana
Subject:
Domestic fiction
Subject:
Montana Fiction.
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
General Fiction
Copyright:
Edition Description:
B102
Publication Date:
April 1, 1995
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
182
Dimensions:
7.50x5.18x.53 in. .32 lbs.

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Product details 182 pages Washington Square Press - English 9780671507039 Reviews:
"Review" by , "A significant and elegant addition to the fiction of the American West."
"Review" by , "[A] taut, memorable novel....In crisp, restrained prose, Watson indelibly portrays the moral dilemma of a family torn between justice and loyalty; by implication, he also illuminates some dark corners of our national history."
"Review" by , "My favorite novel of 1993....[U]tterly mesmerizing....Fiction at its finest is sometimes hard to find: Montana 1948 amply fits the bill."
"Review" by , "[A] lean, gaunt narrative rich with implication....A literary page-turner, morally complex and satisfying in its careful accumulation of detail and in its use of landscape to reveal character."
"Review" by , "Larry Watson is one of those good writers few people know about, a writer whose work is worthy of prizes....The style of Montana 1948 is as thin, clear and crisp as a North Dakota Wind."
"Review" by , "Montana 1948 stands out as a work of art."
"Review" by , "A beautiful novel about the meaning of place and evolution of courage...a wonderful book."
"Synopsis" by , Watson has created a completely new American classic, a remarkable evocation of a time and place — a tale of love and courage, of power abused, and of the terrible choice between family loyalty and justice.
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