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This work introduced a major modern author to the reading public. Doig's life was formed among the sheepherders and other denizens of small-town saloons and valley ranches as he wandered beside his restless father.

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A haunting, magnificently written memoir by Ivan Doig about growing up in the American West

 

Ivan Doig grew up in the rugged wilderness of western Montana among the sheepherders and denizens of small-town saloons and valley ranches. What he deciphers from his past with piercing clarity is not only a raw sense of land and how it shapes us but also of the ties to our mothers and fathers, to those who love us, and our inextricable connection to those who shaped our values in our search for intimacy, independence, love, and family. A powerfully told story, This House of Sky is at once especially American and universal in its ability to awaken a longing for an explicable past.

About the Author

Ivan Doig was born in Montana in 1939 and grew up along the Rocky Mountain Front, the dramatic landscape that has inspired much of his writing. A recipient of a lifetime Distinguished Achievement Award from the Western Literature Association, he is the author of eight previous novels, most recently The Whistling Season, and three works of nonfiction, including This House of Sky. He lives in Seattle.

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bookmanoldstyle, January 3, 2013 (view all comments by bookmanoldstyle)
A fantastically written memoir that reads as poetry.
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ISBN:
9780156899826
Author:
Doig, Ivan
Publisher:
Harvest Books
Location:
San Diego, Calif.
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
History
Subject:
Historical - U.S.
Subject:
United states
Subject:
United States - General
Subject:
West (u.s.)
Subject:
United States - State & Local
Subject:
Regional Subjects - West
Subject:
Family/Interpersonal Memoir
Subject:
Adult
Subject:
Doig, Ivan
Subject:
Meagher County (Mont.) Biography.
Subject:
Meagher County
Subject:
Doig family
Subject:
United States - State & Local - General
Subject:
General Biography
Subject:
HIS036140
Subject:
Biography-Literary
Edition Number:
15
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series Volume:
no. 00-6
Publication Date:
19800231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
336
Dimensions:
8 x 5.31 in 0.68 lb

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"Synopsis" by , A haunting, magnificently written memoir by Ivan Doig about growing up in the American West

 

Ivan Doig grew up in the rugged wilderness of western Montana among the sheepherders and denizens of small-town saloons and valley ranches. What he deciphers from his past with piercing clarity is not only a raw sense of land and how it shapes us but also of the ties to our mothers and fathers, to those who love us, and our inextricable connection to those who shaped our values in our search for intimacy, independence, love, and family. A powerfully told story, This House of Sky is at once especially American and universal in its ability to awaken a longing for an explicable past.

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