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Ivan Doig (1939–2015)

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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 visa mer 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) visa färre

Inkluderar namnen: Ivan Doig, Ivan Doing, by Ivan Doig

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Verk av Ivan Doig

The Whistling Season (2006) 1,730 exemplar
Dancing at the Rascal Fair (1987) 892 exemplar
English Creek (1984) 737 exemplar
Last Bus to Wisdom (2015) 666 exemplar
The Bartender's Tale (2012) 596 exemplar
Work Song (2010) 442 exemplar
Ride with Me, Mariah Montana (1990) 426 exemplar
Bucking the Sun (1996) 419 exemplar
The Sea Runners (1982) 402 exemplar
The Eleventh Man (2008) 355 exemplar
Mountain Time (1999) 315 exemplar
Heart Earth (1993) 307 exemplar
Sweet Thunder (2013) 261 exemplar
Prairie Nocturne (2003) 255 exemplar

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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.
eg4209 | 101 andra recensioner | 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!
BethOwl | 31 andra recensioner | 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.… (mer)
BethOwl | 101 andra recensioner | Jan 24, 2024 |
I was shocked that this could top "Whistling Season." But it did. Following the next adventures of Morrie, and in his voice this time, it was a joy from start to finish.

Where have you been all my life, Ivan Doig??? Gorgeous writing, wonderful pacing (notice the bags under my eyes for staying up all hours), and fascinating story-telling about something I knew nothing about.
BethOwl | 47 andra recensioner | Jan 24, 2024 |



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