Montana 1948

Montana 1948
Author: Larry Watson
Release: 2010-08-01
Editor: Milkweed Editions
Pages: 193
ISBN: 9781571318039
Language: en
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The tragic tale of a Montana family ripped apart by scandal and murder: “a significant and elegant addition to the fiction of the American West” (Washington Post). In the summer of 1948, twelve-year-old David Hayden witnessed and experienced a series of cataclysmic events that would forever change the way he saw his family. The Haydens had been pillars of their small Montana town: David’s father was the town sheriff; his uncle Frank was a war hero and respected doctor. But the family’s solid foundation was suddenly shattered by a bombshell revelation. The Hayden’s Sioux housekeeper, Marie Little Soldier, tells them that Frank has been sexually assaulting his female Indian patients for years—and that she herself was his latest victim. As the tragic fallout 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 loyalty and justice. Winner of the Milkweed National Fiction Prize

Montana

Montana
Author: Anonim
Release: 2013
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 329
ISBN: OCLC:1091220460
Language: en
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Moving to Montana to stay with her terminally ill grandfather, Molly begins to wonder about ranch worker Sam Dakota, whom the sheriff does not trust but whom her grandfather wishes her to marry.

Justice

Justice
Author: Larry Watson
Release: 2011-09-13
Editor: Milkweed Editions
Pages: 241
ISBN: 9781571318473
Language: en
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The author of Montana 1948 explores the early years of a powerful Western family in these “beautifully written” linked stories (USA Today). Larry Watson’s bestselling novel Montana 1948 was acclaimed as a “work of art,” a prize-winning evocation of a time, a place, and a family (San Francisco Chronicle). Justice is the stunning prequel that illuminates the Hayden clan’s early years, and the circumstances that led to the events of Montana 1948. With the precision of a master storyteller, Watson moves seamlessly through the decades and among the strong and hard-bitten characters that make up the Hayden family, and in the process opens an evocative window on the very heart of the American West. “An engrossing story of love, familial relationships, and secrets . . . re-creates the vivid beauty of Big Sky country.” —Booklist “Filled with rugged prose sometimes as biting as a northern plains wind.” —The Washington Post “Surprises and scenes of dramatic power punctuate the narrative . . . Throughout, Watson writes with ruthless honesty about his characters’ stunted dreams, unpredictable emotions and outbursts of senseless violence, showing once again that he understands not only the West but the untamed hearts that have roamed it.” —Publishers Weekly (starred review)

As Good as Gone

As Good as Gone
Author: Larry Watson
Release: 2016-06-21
Editor: Algonquin Books
Pages: 352
ISBN: 9781616206000
Language: en
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“Honest, warm, humane, and at times shocking, As Good as Gone is an achievement of empathy and dignity.” —Smith Henderson, author of Fourth of July Creek Calvin Sidey is always ready to run, and it doesn’t take much to set him in motion. As a young man, he ran from this block, from Gladstone, from Montana, from this country. From his family and the family business. He ran from sadness, and he ran from responsibility. If the gossip was true, he ran from the law. It’s 1963, and Calvin Sidey, one of the last of the old cowboys, has long ago left his family to live a life of self-reliance out on the prairie. He’s been a mostly absentee father and grandfather until his estranged son asks him to stay with his grandchildren, Ann and Will, for a week while he and his wife are away. So Calvin agrees to return to the small town where he once was a mythic figure, to the very home he once abandoned. But trouble soon comes to the door when a boy’s attentions to seventeen-year-old Ann become increasingly aggressive and a group of reckless kids portend danger for eleven-year-old Will. Calvin knows only one way to solve problems: the Old West way, in which scores are settled and ultimatums are issued and your gun is always loaded. And though he has a powerful effect on those around him--from the widowed neighbor who has fallen under his spell to Ann and Will, who see him as the man who brings a sudden and violent order to their lives--in the changing culture of the 1960s, Calvin isn’t just a relic; he’s a wild card, a danger to himself and those who love him. In As Good as Gone, Larry Watson captures our longing for the Old West and its heroes, and he challenges our understanding of loyalty and justice. Both tough and tender, it is a stunning achievement.

Larry Watson s Montana 1948

Larry Watson s Montana 1948
Author: Sue Sciortino
Release: 1999
Editor: Insight Publications
Pages: 56
ISBN: 9781875882311
Language: en
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Context and background - Genre style and structure - Chapter analysis - Character and relationships - Themes and issues - Sample questions - Exam strategies - Further reading.

A Study Guide for Larry Watson s Montana 1948

A Study Guide for Larry Watson s  Montana 1948
Author: Gale, Cengage Learning
Release: 2016-06-29
Editor: Gale, Cengage Learning
Pages: 27
ISBN: 9781410352934
Language: en
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A Study Guide for Larry Watson's "Montana 1948," excerpted from Gale's acclaimed Novels for Students. This concise study guide includes plot summary; character analysis; author biography; study questions; historical context; suggestions for further reading; and much more. For any literature project, trust Novels for Students for all of your research needs.

Stratigraphic Sections of the Phosphoria Formation in Montana 1948

Stratigraphic Sections of the Phosphoria Formation in Montana  1948
Author: Montis Ruhl Klepper
Release: 1953
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 39
ISBN: SRLF:AX0003312055
Language: en
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Let Him Go

Let Him Go
Author: Larry Watson
Release: 2013-09-03
Editor: Milkweed Editions
Pages: 282
ISBN: 9781571318909
Language: en
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A retired sheriff and his wife go after their young grandson in “a fast-paced story of marital love, family violence and small-town justice” (Pioneer Press). It’s been years since George and Margaret Blackledge lost their son James, and months since his widow, Lorna, took off with their only grandson and married Donnie Weboy. Margaret is resolved to find and retrieve the boy—while George is none too eager to stir up trouble. Soon, the Blackledges find themselves entangled with the entire Weboy clan, who are determined not to give up the boy without a fight. The author of Montana 1948 returns to big sky country in midcentury America with a riveting novel pervaded with a sense of menace that “traces the desperate lengths families will go to in order to protect their own” (Publishers Weekly, starred review). “Watson evokes the deepest kind of suspense: that based upon the fact that humans are unpredictable and perhaps ultimately unknowable—even to their most intimate associates. This fierce, tense book is beautifully written, with spare and economical prose . . . A brilliant achievement.” —Alice LaPlante, New York Times–bestselling author of Turn of Mind “An outstanding work that is sure to expand Watson’s audience of devoted readers. Not to be missed.” —Library Journal (starred review)

In a Dark Time

In a Dark Time
Author: Larry Watson
Release: 1998-04
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Pages: 257
ISBN: 9780671551643
Language: en
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In the wake of a third student's murder, reticent Wanekia High School teacher Peter begins keeping a disturbing journal of the community's actions and his own that makes him realize his personal ambivalence toward violence. Reprint.

The Lives of Edie Pritchard

The Lives of Edie Pritchard
Author: Larry Watson
Release: 2020-07-21
Editor: Algonquin Books
Pages: 471
ISBN: 9781643750576
Language: en
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"Characters so real they could walk off the page, virtuoso writing and up-all-night drama."— People From acclaimed novelist Larry Watson, a multigenerational story of the West told through the history of one woman trying to navigate life on her own terms. Edie—smart, self‑assured, beautiful—always worked hard. She worked as a teller at a bank, she worked to save her first marriage, and later, she worked to raise her daughter even as her second marriage came apart. Really, Edie just wanted a good life, but everywhere she turned, her looks defined her. Two brothers fought over her. Her second husband became possessive and jealous. Her daughter resented her. And now, as a grandmother, Edie finds herself ha­rassed by a younger man. It’s been a lifetime of proving that she is allowed to exist in her own sphere. The Lives of Edie Pritchard tells the story of one woman just trying to be herself, even as multiple men attempt to categorize and own her. Triumphant, engaging, and perceptive, Watson’s novel examines a woman both aware of her power and constrained by it, and probes the way perceptions of someone in a small town can shape a life through the decades.

White Crosses

White Crosses
Author: Larry Watson
Release: 1998-04-01
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Pages: 384
ISBN: 9780671567736
Language: en
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After a mysterious car accident occurs, Sheriff Jack Nevelson is compelled to protect the innocence of his hometown, in a morally complex story by the author of Montana 1948. Reprint.

He s Not Lazy

He s Not Lazy
Author: Adam Price
Release: 2021-10-19
Editor: Sterling
Pages: 288
ISBN: 145494353X
Language: en
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"Clinical psychologist Price offers one of the most significant books of the year in this new look at an old problem--the underperforming teenage boy... Price's book brings an important voice to a much needed conversation." --Library Journal (Starred review) On the surface, capable teenage boys may look lazy. But dig a little deeper, writes child psychologist Adam Price in He's Not Lazy, and you'll often find conflicted boys who want to do well in middle and high school but are afraid to fail, and so do not try. This book can help you become an ally with your son, as he discovers greater self-confidence and accepts responsibility for his future.

American Boy

American Boy
Author: Larry Watson
Release: 2011-10-04
Editor: Milkweed Editions
Pages: 265
ISBN: 9781571318466
Language: en
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The author of the acclaimed Montana 1948 “spins charm and melancholy” in this novel of youth and romantic rivalry in 1960s rural Minnesota (Denver Post). Willow Falls, Minnesota, 1962. The shooting of a young woman on Thanksgiving Day sets off a chain of unsettling events in the life of seventeen-year-old Matthew Garth. A close friend of the prosperous Dunbar family, Matthew is present in Dr. Dunbar’s home office when the victim is brought in. The sight of Louisa Lindahl—beautiful and mortally wounded—makes an indelible impression on the young man. Fueled by his feverish desire for this mysterious woman and a deep longing for the comfort and affluence that appears to surround the Dunbars, Matthew finds himself drawn into a vortex of greed, manipulation, and ultimately betrayal. Larry Watson’s tale heart-breaking tale “resonates with language as clear and images as crisp as the spare, flat prairie of its Minnesota setting” (Kirkus Reviews). An Esquire Best Book of 2011

Deathwatch

Deathwatch
Author: Robb White
Release: 2011-04-27
Editor: Laurel Leaf
Pages: 224
ISBN: 9780307791443
Language: en
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"An exciting novel of suspense, based on a fight to the finish between an honest and courageous young man and a cynical business tycoon who believes that anything can be had for a price."--Horn Book. An ALA Best of the Best Books for Young Adults, Edgar Allan Poe Mystery Writers Award, A New York Times Outstanding Book of the Year, New York Public Library--Books for the Teen Age.

Farm Price Index Trends Montana 1948 1962

Farm Price Index Trends  Montana  1948 1962
Author: Maurice C. Taylor
Release: 1964
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 15
ISBN: UIUC:30112019700100
Language: en
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Montana

Montana
Author: Kenneth Ross Toole
Release: 1984-03-01
Editor: University of Oklahoma Press
Pages: 324
ISBN: 0806118903
Language: en
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Perhaps once in a generation it is possible for a historian to reinterpret the long sweep of an area and a period in our history. K. Ross Toole has chosen Montana for this purpose, and the brilliant success of his achievement must be apparent to all who read these pages. He has consciously avoided a systematic presentation of the history of this "uncommon land," Instead, he has chosen to put the great and many of the smaller but significant episodes of a century and a half into new perspective. The record, in its colorful and romantic aspects, stretches from the days of Lewis and Clark; and in its more recent aspects, from the subjugation of the Indian to the predominance of big mining and timber enterprises. The resulting portrait is sharply drawn by a man who knows not only how to interpret the remote and recent past but how to write with great effect. Montana is best remembered by most Americans as the state in which the Indian played his last dramatic role with the annihilation of General George Armstrong Custer. But it was also the area in which the fur trade had its roots; where the sheepherders and the cattlemen vied with each other for the right to graze the land; where the "honyockers" tried-and often failed to master the land and the seasons; where copper interests have played a powerful role in politics and in the lives of the people; and where, only recently, the oil industry has followed the boom-and-bust cycle so well known in the state. This story of Montana points up particularly the position which is and has been occupied by the state in relation to the nation as a whole.

Laura

Laura
Author: Larry Watson
Release: 2001-07
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Pages: 356
ISBN: 9780671567767
Language: en
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Following the inner life of one man over the course of nearly forty years, a tender tale of faith, obsession, and enduring love follows the remarkable relationship between Paul, a precocious observer of human life, and Laura Petit, a gifted and independent poet nine years older than Paul. By the award-winning author of Montana 1948. Reader's Guide included. Reprint.

The Shimmering State

The Shimmering State
Author: Meredith Westgate
Release: 2021-08-10
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Pages: 320
ISBN: 9781982156718
Language: en
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Named Vogue’s “Best Books to Read This Summer” ∙ The Millions “Most Anticipated: The Great Second-Half 2021 Book Preview” “A shimmering, dreamlike experience of multiple lives that collide and repel through fate and coincidence.” —Lydia Kiesling, author of The Golden State A luminous literary debut following two patients in recovery after an experimental memory drug warps their lives. Lucien moves to Los Angeles to be with his grandmother as she undergoes an experimental memory treatment for Alzheimer’s using the new drug, Memoroxin. An emerging photographer, he’s also running from the sudden death of his mother, a well-known artist whose legacy haunts Lucien. Sophie has just landed the lead in the upcoming performance of La Sylphide with the Los Angeles Ballet Company. She still waitresses at the Chateau Marmont during her off hours, witnessing the recreational use of Memoroxin—or Mem—among the Hollywood elite. When Lucien and Sophie meet at The Center, founded by the ambitious yet conflicted Dr. Angelica Sloane to treat patients who’ve abused Mem, they have no memory of how they got there—or why they feel so inexplicably drawn to each other. Is it attraction, or something they cannot remember from “before”? Set in a city that seems to have no identity of its own, The Shimmering State is a graceful meditation on the power of story and its creation. It masterfully explores memory and how it can elude us, trap us, or set us free.

Six Hundred Generations

Six Hundred Generations
Author: Carl M. Davis
Release: 2019-07-02
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 320
ISBN: 1606391119
Language: en
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Montana human history from Pleistocene to 1800s, based on archaeological studies.

Red Rover

Red Rover
Author: Deirdre McNamer
Release: 2007-08-02
Editor: Penguin
Pages: 272
ISBN: 9781101202296
Language: en
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Deirdre McNamer has won praise for the intelligence, beauty, precision, and breadth of her fiction. This beautifully crafted, far-ranging novel of idealism laid waste and the haunting, redemptive bonds of friendship tells the story of three Montana men—brothers Aidan and Neil Tierney, and their friend Roland Taliaferro—who get swept up in the machinations of World War II and its fateful aftermath. After the war, Aidan returns to Montana ill and emotionally shattered from the war, and on a cold December day in 1946 is found fatally shot, an apparent suicide. Only when Neil and Roland are very old men does Aidan’s death become illuminated, amplified, and finally put to rest.