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Ivan Doig (1939–2015)

Autor/a de The Whistling Season

28+ obres 9,232 Membres 425 Ressenyes 49 preferits

Sobre l'autor

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 mostra'n més 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) mostra'n menys

Inclou aquests noms: Ivan Doig, Ivan Doing, by Ivan Doig

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Obres de Ivan Doig

The Whistling Season (2006) 1,748 exemplars
Dancing at the Rascal Fair (1987) 900 exemplars
English Creek (1984) 745 exemplars
Last Bus to Wisdom (2015) 680 exemplars
The Bartender's Tale (2012) 603 exemplars
Work Song (2010) 452 exemplars
Ride with Me, Mariah Montana (1990) 434 exemplars
Bucking the Sun (1996) 424 exemplars
The Sea Runners (1982) 408 exemplars
The Eleventh Man (2008) 360 exemplars
Mountain Time (1999) 321 exemplars
Heart Earth (1993) 312 exemplars
Sweet Thunder (2013) 265 exemplars
Prairie Nocturne (2003) 260 exemplars

Obres associades

The Last Best Place: A Montana Anthology (1988) — Col·laborador — 181 exemplars
TriQuarterly 48: Western Stories — Col·laborador — 2 exemplars

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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 | Hi ha 48 ressenyes més | 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 | Hi ha 101 ressenyes més | 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 | Hi ha 31 ressenyes més | 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.… (més)
 
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BethOwl | Hi ha 101 ressenyes més | Jan 24, 2024 |

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Obres
28
També de
5
Membres
9,232
Popularitat
#2,603
Valoració
4.0
Ressenyes
425
ISBN
205
Llengües
5
Preferit
49

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