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Ivan Doig (1939–2015)

Teoksen The Whistling Season tekijä

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Tietoja tekijästä

Ivan Doig was born in White Sulphur Springs, Montana in 1939. He received bachelor's and master's degrees in journalism from Northwestern University and a Ph.D. in history from University of Washington. Before becoming an author, he worked as a ranch hand and a journalist. His non-fiction works näytä lisää include This House of Sky, Winter Brothers, and Heart Earth. His fiction titles include English Creek, Dancing at the Rascal Fair, Bucking the Sun, The Whistling Season, The Bartender's Tale, and Last Bus to Wisdom. He received several awards including the Western Literature Association's Lifetime Distinguished Achievement Award and the Wallace Stegner Award in 2007. He died of multiple myeloma on April 8, 2015 at the age of 75. (Bowker Author Biography) näytä vähemmän

Sisältää nimet: Ivan Doig, Ivan Doing, by Ivan Doig

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Tekijän teokset

The Whistling Season (2006) 1,746 kappaletta
Dancing at the Rascal Fair (1987) 899 kappaletta
English Creek (1984) 744 kappaletta
Last Bus to Wisdom (2015) 677 kappaletta
The Bartender's Tale (2012) 602 kappaletta
Work Song (2010) 451 kappaletta
Ride with Me, Mariah Montana (1990) 433 kappaletta
Bucking the Sun (1996) 424 kappaletta
The Sea Runners (1982) 407 kappaletta
The Eleventh Man (2008) 360 kappaletta
Mountain Time (1999) 319 kappaletta
Heart Earth (1993) 312 kappaletta
Sweet Thunder (2013) 264 kappaletta
Prairie Nocturne (2003) 260 kappaletta

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This is the book # 2 in the Medicine Country series. I did not read book one. Morrie travels to Butte, Montana, and takes several jobs: a crier for Irish wakes at a funeral home, a bookkeeper at the Library, and an advisor to the miners. The pace is slow and there just doesn't seem to be a spark to ignite the story. The ending just fizzled. It was a very local piece. It reminded me of Garrison Keillor books, which I do not appreciate. 306 pages
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Tess_W | 48 muuta kirja-arvostelua | May 3, 2024 |
This is a heartwarming, inspiring, uplifting story of courage and optimism as told through the eyes of a seventh-grade boy in Montana in 1909 and the one-room schoolhouse that serves as the center of his community. Doig's writing is superb, drawing the reader ever forward at an even pace with creative uses of language and humorous plays on words. In a way, the book is an ode to great teachers, no matter their credentials, such as the one who leads the Marias Coulee school for most of the story.
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eg4209 | 101 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Feb 24, 2024 |
I wondered if he could possibly maintain the momentum of the previous two books, in terms of pacing, plot, and interest. He did all that and more. By half-way through I could not put this book down. So, so good. Right to the very last page, I was spell-bound.

Thank you Ivan Doig, for some of the most engaging, thoughtful fiction I have read in ages. The three "Morrie" books were a total pleasure!
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BethOwl | 31 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Jan 24, 2024 |
I don't have any idea how I heard about this book. It is certainly NOT the kind of story I'd normally gravitate to. And I regret to say I'd never heard of Mr. Doig.

But wow.

I am so glad I gave it a try. This book is a treasure.

His writing is exquisite, the characters (including the most important one -- the land) are some of the most vivid I've read in ages, and the pacing is a slow build that turns on a dime. Wonderful!

It was one of those books that I honestly hated to finish. I almost never give 5 stars, but this one earned each and every one.… (lisätietoja)
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BethOwl | 101 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Jan 24, 2024 |



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