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Ivan Doig grew up with only a vague memory of his mother, Berneta, who died on his sixth birthday. Then he discovered a cache of her letters — and through them, a spunky, passionate, can-do woman as at home in the saddle as behind a sewing machine, and as in love with language as Doig would prove to be. In this moving prequel to his acclaimed memoir This House of Sky, Doig brings to life his childhood before his mother's death and the family's journey from the Montana mountains to the Arizona desert and back again. He eloquently captures the texture of the American West during and after World War II, the fortune of a family, and one woman's indomitable spirit.

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"Doig [is] at the top of his considerable powers, moving smoothly between fact and memory and meditation." Seattle Post-Intelligencer

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"Doig's writing is immensely quotable." Publishers Weekly

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"Ivan Doig uses words like oil paint to create canvases of enduring value and originality." Los Angeles Times

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"Like Doig's This House of Sky, this book repeatedly proves the power of language. Ivan Doig uses words like oil paint to create canvasses of enduring value and originality."--Los Angeles Times

Ivan Doig grew up with only a vague memory of his mother, Berneta, who died on his sixth birthday. Then he discovered a cache of her letters--and through them, a spunky, passionate, can-do woman as at home in the saddle as behind a sewing machine, and as in love with language as Doig would prove to be. In this moving prequel to his acclaimed memoir This House of Sky, Doig brings to life his childhood before his mother's death and the family's journey from the Montana mountains to the Arizona desert and back again. He eloquently captures the texture of the American West during and after World War II, the fortune of a family, and one woman's indomitable spirit.

"Fresh, vivid language [energizes] Doig's keen insight into a woman whose warmth he felt only briefly."--The Seattle Times

"An affecting book, heartbreaking in its recital of the stark severance of a young family's life, but ennobling in the implacable spirit that infuses its pages . . . [It] should endure as [a] magnificent testimonial to the men and women who people it, and as [a] classic of the bittersweet history of the American West."--The Washington Times

Ivan Doig is the author of ten previous books, including the memoir This House of Sky, a National Book Award Finalist. A former ranch hand, newspaperman, and magazine editor, Doig holds a Ph.D. in history from the University of Washington. He lives in Seattle.

About the Author

Doig received the lifetime Distinguished Achievement Award from the Western Literature Association and the Spirit of the West award from the Mountains and Plains Booksellers.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780156031080
Author:
Doig, Ivan
Publisher:
Harvest Books
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Biography
Subject:
Ranch life
Subject:
Novelists, American
Subject:
General Biography
Subject:
United States - State & Local - West
Subject:
HIS036140
Subject:
Montana
Subject:
Ranch life -- Montana.
Subject:
Biography-Literary
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Publication Date:
20060631
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Seven black-and-white photographs
Pages:
176
Dimensions:
8 x 5.31 in 0.36 lb

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"Review" by , "Doig [is] at the top of his considerable powers, moving smoothly between fact and memory and meditation."
"Review" by , "Doig's writing is immensely quotable."
"Review" by , "Ivan Doig uses words like oil paint to create canvases of enduring value and originality."
"Synopsis" by ,
"Like Doig's This House of Sky, this book repeatedly proves the power of language. Ivan Doig uses words like oil paint to create canvasses of enduring value and originality."--Los Angeles Times

Ivan Doig grew up with only a vague memory of his mother, Berneta, who died on his sixth birthday. Then he discovered a cache of her letters--and through them, a spunky, passionate, can-do woman as at home in the saddle as behind a sewing machine, and as in love with language as Doig would prove to be. In this moving prequel to his acclaimed memoir This House of Sky, Doig brings to life his childhood before his mother's death and the family's journey from the Montana mountains to the Arizona desert and back again. He eloquently captures the texture of the American West during and after World War II, the fortune of a family, and one woman's indomitable spirit.

"Fresh, vivid language [energizes] Doig's keen insight into a woman whose warmth he felt only briefly."--The Seattle Times

"An affecting book, heartbreaking in its recital of the stark severance of a young family's life, but ennobling in the implacable spirit that infuses its pages . . . [It] should endure as [a] magnificent testimonial to the men and women who people it, and as [a] classic of the bittersweet history of the American West."--The Washington Times

Ivan Doig is the author of ten previous books, including the memoir This House of Sky, a National Book Award Finalist. A former ranch hand, newspaperman, and magazine editor, Doig holds a Ph.D. in history from the University of Washington. He lives in Seattle.

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