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In this prizewinning portrait of a time and place — Montana in the 1930s — that at once inspires and fulfills a longing for an explicable past, Ivan Doig has created one of the most captivating families in American fiction, the McCaskills.

The witty and haunting narration, a masterpiece of vernacular in the tradition of Twain, follows the events of the Two Medicine country's summer: the tide of sheep moving into the high country, the capering Fourth of July rodeo and community dance, and an end-of-August forest fire high in the Rockies that brings the book, as well as the McCaskill family's struggle within itself, to a stunning climax. It is a season of escapade as well as drama, during which fourteen-year-old Jick comes of age. Through his eyes we see those nearest and dearest to him at a turning point — "where all four of our lives made their bend" — and discover along with him his own connection to the land, to history, and to the deep-fathomed mysteries of one's kin and one's self.

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

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

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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smiley reader, October 26, 2014 (view all comments by smiley reader)
I'm re-reading this book after a break of a few years. Ivan Doig, once again, does not disappoint. His "coming-of-age" story is set in Montana of the 30s and gives many beautiful word pictures of both the era and the location. Jick's description of digging a "two-holer" is priceless. I look forward to re-reading the rest of the McCaskil series.
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smiley reader, October 26, 2014 (view all comments by smiley reader)
I'm re-reading this book after a break of a few years. Ivan Doig, once again, does not disappoint. His "coming-of-age" story is set in Montana of the 30s and gives many beautiful word pictures of both the era and the location. Jick's description of digging a "two-holer" is priceless. I look forward to re-reading the rest of the McCaskil series.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780743271271
Author:
Doig, Ivan
Publisher:
Scribner Book Company
Subject:
General
Subject:
Ranch life
Subject:
Rural families
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Western stories
Subject:
Domestic fiction
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Subject:
Two countries; Montana; McCaskills; rodeo; square dance; picnic; coming of age; haying; firefighting; Facing North Country; Montana; Montana trilogy; western literature; Mountains and Plains Booksellers; Spirit of the West; horses; ranching; National Book
Subject:
Two countries; Montana; McCaskills; rodeo; square dance; picnic; coming of age; haying; firefighting; Facing North Country; Montana; Montana trilogy; western literature; Mountains and Plains Booksellers; Spirit of the West; horses; ranching; National Book
Subject:
Two countries; Montana; McCaskills; rodeo; square dance; picnic; coming of age; haying; firefighting; Facing North Country; Montana; Montana trilogy; western literature; Mountains and Plains Booksellers; Spirit of the West; horses; ranching; National Book
Subject:
Two countries; Montana; McCaskills; rodeo; square dance; picnic; coming of age; haying; firefighting; Facing North Country; Montana; Montana trilogy; western literature; Mountains and Plains Booksellers; Spirit of the West; horses; ranching; National Book
Copyright:
Edition Description:
B102
Publication Date:
May 2005
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
352
Dimensions:
8 x 5.25 in 9.905 oz

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