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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (1,787 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Ivan Doig Narrator: Tom Stechschulte Publisher: Recorded Books, LLC Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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A nominee for the National Book Award, Ivan Doig’s brilliant memoir shares the experiences and culture that shaped his early years and made him fall in love with the West. From his childhood in a family of homesteaders through the death of his mother and his move to Montana to herd sheep, Doig shows his intimate connection with the American West. Download and start listening now!

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Exercising a talent both robust and sensitive…Doig lifts what might have been marginally engaging reminiscence into an engrossing and moving recovery of an obscure human struggle. There is defeat and triumph here, grief and joy, nobility and meanness, all arising from common place events, episodes and locales…A real writer is at hand.”

    Time

  • “A beautifully written, deeply felt book…The language begins in western territory and experience but in the hands of an artist it touches all landscape and all life. Doig is such an artist.”

    Los Angeles Times

  • “Doig now has to be considered the premier writer of the American West.”

    Chicago Sun-Times

  • “The stirring debut of a gifted writer: Doig spins straw into gold.”

    Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Lisa | 2/17/2014

    " Anything by Ivan Doig is excellent! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Arlene Corbin | 2/15/2014

    " Some parts are rather far fetched "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Georgia Gibbs | 2/15/2014

    " His words, as sparse as the land he writes about, are beautiful. Again savored. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Maureen Moriarty | 2/15/2014

    " I'm from Montana and have never read a book that I connected to more around my love for the state. Doig is an amazing writer. "

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