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Montana 1948 - Larry Watson
Montana 1948
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“From the summer of my twelfth year I carry a series of images more vivid and lasting than any others of my boyhood and indelible beyond all attempts the years make to erase or fade them… “ So begins David Hayden’s story of what happened in Montana in 1948. The events of that cataclysmic summer... show more
“From the summer of my twelfth year I carry a series of images more vivid and lasting than any others of my boyhood and indelible beyond all attempts the years make to erase or fade them… “ So begins David Hayden’s story of what happened in Montana in 1948. The events of that cataclysmic summer permanently alter twelve-year-old David’s understanding of his family: his father, a small-town sheriff; his remarkably strong mother; David’s uncle Frank, a war hero and respected doctor; and the Haydens’ Sioux housekeeper, Marie Little Soldier, whose revelations turn the family’s life upside down as she relates how Frank has been molesting his female Indian patients. As their story unravels around David, he learns that truth is not what one believes it to be, that power is abused, and that sometimes one has to choose between family loyalty and justice.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9781571310613 (1571310614)
ASIN: 1571310614
Publisher: Milkweed Editions
Pages no: 186
Edition language: English
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The Reading Jackalope
The Reading Jackalope rated it
5.0 Montana 1948
So good. I was persuaded to read it because it was described to me as Montana's To Kill a Mockingbird. I'd say that's pretty accurate. It's not a clean and easy story, nor does the ending allow for justice to prevail. Something I think that's pretty accurate to the time. Horrible, awful, violent, th...
Expendable Mudge Muses Aloud
Expendable Mudge Muses Aloud rated it
5.0 A Book-A-Day #22: Novel I most like to give to friends, MONTANA 1948
http://tinyurl.com/q6l4ye2 It is gorgeous, courageous, and so so sad. It is the best novel I've read in the last 25 years.
madbkwm
madbkwm rated it
So clearly, it is an award winning novel and I shouldn't be surprised to give it 5 stars. I also read American Boy a few years back and loved that, so definitely I am a Larry Watson fan. However, for some reason I had it in my head that this was a long cowboy western (kind of like McMurtry's Loneso...
elisas8
elisas8 rated it
3.0 Montana 1948: A Novel
3.5 stars. a quick and well-written read about family, loyalty, and justice. not a lot happens in this book, but somehow he creates great tension. i was engrossed and turning the pages like it was a suspense book. really enjoyable.
Expendable Mudge Muses Aloud
Expendable Mudge Muses Aloud rated it
5.0 Montana 1948: A Novel
Another one I'd give six stars to if I could.This book has a deeply personal connection to me and my life. I have given many copies of this book away, because of its role in helping me through a horrible emotional crisis of a year. I was given heart, comfort, and guidance by this work of fiction, su...
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