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As well as drama during which fourteen year old Jick comes of age Through his eyes we see those nearest and dearest to him at a turning point “where all four of our lives made their bend” and discover along with him his own connection to the land to history and to the deep fathomed mysteries of one’s kin and one’s self. I have to laugh at myself for thinking it would take forever to read these 300 some pages of dense type I who think nothing of rereading the 900 some pages of Bleak House over and over I thought I wasn't going to enjoy this book Why I really don't know But I loved it The narrator is charming The Two Medicine country might as well be another of the book's characters I'm sure I've read of landscapes being like novel's characters but I'm not sure I've ever really thought so before There is one extended scene in the middle of the book that makes the whole thing worth reading if indeed the whole thing were not worth it otherwise The timelessness of the book kept me wondering all the time forgetting it was set in 1930s Montana rural life familial and community relationships protecting the National Forest none of those are time dependent even when approaches and tools change After The Whistling Season I knew I wanted to read Doig now after Prairie Nocturne and this I won't be able to get enough

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English CreekIn this prize winning portrait of a time and place Montana in the 1930s that at once inspires and fulfills a longing for an explicable past Ivan Doig has created one of the most captivating families in American fiction the McCaskillsThe witty and haunting narration a masterpiece of vernacular in the tradition of Twain follows. While I appreciate the attraction of this story is the Montana Lore and coming of age trick I found this book doggedly hard to read I felt I was being lectured The basic rule of good writing is consistently violated 'show don't tell' Some delightful imagery did not substitute for lack of action I read this book as a book club selection and therefore committed to finishing but I passed over many pages of pure repetitive description My instincts tell me this bookstory should have been condensed into a short story

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English Creek Free read Ð 100 Ë In this prize winning portrait of a time and place—Montana in the 1930s—that at once inspires and fulfills a longing for an explicable past Ivan Doig has created one of the most captivating families in American fiction the McCaskillsThe witty and haunting narration a masterpiece of vernacular in the tradition of TwaThe events of the Two Medicine country's summer the tide of sheep moving into the high country the capering Fourth of July rodeo and community dance and an end of August forest fire high in the Rockies that brings the book as well as the McCaskill family's struggle within itself to a stunning climax It is a season of escapade. This is a coming of age story set in Depression era Montana It’s the first published book though in chronological order it is book two in Doig’s Two Medicine Trilogy which chronicles the McCaskill family over several generations Jick McCaskill tells the story of his youth focusing on the summer of 1939 when he was fourteen and his family faced some challenges “where all four of our lives made their bend” Doig really puts the reader into the era and landscape of this novel The sky is vast the landscape majestic the weather sometimes brutal and the dangers – both natural and man made – palpable Jick is a keen observer if sometimes perplexed I love his descriptions of various events – accompanying his father as he “counts” the sheep helping a wounded camp tender tasting his first alcohol enjoying the Fourth of July town picnic and rodeo And I love how he’s so “consumed” by food This boy is ALWAYS hungry He’s also curious and continues to uestion those around him trying to ferret out the information he needs to piece together the puzzle that is his family’s history He’s young enough that he still feels “responsible” for many things that happen and conseuently naïve enough to think he can affect the outcome with a well chosen word There were times when Doig’s work made me think on my own father and how he taught us love of the land and nature That made the book all the enjoyable for me