Montana 1948

Montana 1948
Author: Larry Watson
Pages: 175
ISBN: 0671507036
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Release: 1995
Editor: Pocket Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A series of events in a small western town changes the lives of David Hayden, his sheriff father, his mother, and their Sioux housekeeper, as they discover the truth about family loyalty

Montana 1948

Montana 1948
Author: Larry Watson,Lawrence Watson
Pages: 175
ISBN: 0333628209
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Release: 1995
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

I sommeren 1948 ændres den 12-årige Davids liv for altid, da det afsløres, at hans beundrede onkel under dække af sin lægegerning bl.a har udnyttet familiens indianske husholderske seksuelt

Montana 1948

Montana 1948
Author: Larry Watson
Pages: 186
ISBN: 9781571318039
Available:
Release: 2010-08-01
Editor: Milkweed Editions
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

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 1948

Montana 1948
Author: Anonim
Pages: 162
ISBN: 2351785991
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Release: 2017-01-03
Editor: Unknown
Language: fr

Explanation of the Book:

"De l'été de mes douze ans, je garde les images les plus saisissantes et les plus tenaces de toute mon enfance, que le temps passant n'a pu chasser ni même estomper". Ainsi s'ouvre le récit du jeune David Hayden. Cet été 1948, une jeune femme sioux porte de lourdes accusations à l'encontre de l'oncle du garçon, charismatique héros de guerre et médecin respecté. Le père de David, shérif d'une petite ville du Montana, doit alors affronter son frère aîné. Impuissant, David assistera au déchirement des deux frères et découvrira la difficulté d'avoir à choisir entre la loyauté à sa famille et la justice.

Larry Watson s Montana 1948

Larry Watson s Montana 1948
Author: Sue Sciortino
Pages: 56
ISBN: 9781875882311
Available:
Release: 1999
Editor: Insight Publications
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Context and background - Genre style and structure - Chapter analysis - Character and relationships - Themes and issues - Sample questions - Exam strategies - Further reading.

Justice

Justice
Author: Larry Watson
Pages: 242
ISBN: 9781571318473
Available:
Release: 2011-09-13
Editor: Milkweed Editions
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

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)

A Study Guide for Larry Watson s Montana 1948

A Study Guide for Larry Watson s  Montana 1948
Author: Gale, Cengage Learning
Pages: 27
ISBN: 9781410352934
Available:
Release: 2016-06-29
Editor: Gale, Cengage Learning
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

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
Pages: 39
ISBN: SRLF:AX0003312055
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Release: 1953
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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Let Him Go

Let Him Go
Author: Larry Watson
Pages: 282
ISBN: 9781571318909
Available:
Release: 2013-09-03
Editor: Milkweed Editions
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

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)

As Good as Gone

As Good as Gone
Author: Larry Watson
Pages: 352
ISBN: 9781616206000
Available:
Release: 2016-06-21
Editor: Algonquin Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

“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.

The Lives of Edie Pritchard

The Lives of Edie Pritchard
Author: Larry Watson
Pages: 384
ISBN: 9781643750576
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Release: 2020-07-21
Editor: Algonquin Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

"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
Pages: 384
ISBN: 9780671567736
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Release: 1998-04-01
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

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.

American Boy

American Boy
Author: Larry Watson
Pages: 266
ISBN: 9781571318466
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Release: 2011-10-04
Editor: Milkweed Editions
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

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

Farm Price Index Trends Montana 1948 1962

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

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Fool on the Hill

Fool on the Hill
Author: Matt Ruff
Pages: 400
ISBN: 9780802193629
Available:
Release: 2012-07-17
Editor: Grove/Atlantic, Inc.
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Myth and reality collide on an Ithaca campus “in a comic fantasy of wonderful energy, invention, and generosity of spirit” (Alison Lurie). Stephen Titus George is a young writer-in-residence at Cornell University in upstate New York. An imaginative bestselling author in search of a new story, he’s seeing his life as a modern-day fairy tale, and himself as a would-be knight looking to woo a lovely maiden—or two: the bewitching Calliope and his guiding light, Aurora Borealis Smith. However, his happy ending might not be up to him. There’s another writer who has a greater influence on campus. Unseen, yet twice as formidable, Mr. Sunshine is an eternal semi-retired deity who’s been fashioning his own narrative for centuries. He has all his characters in place—dragons, sprites, gnomes, and villains. And now, finally, his hero. As Mr. Sunshine’s world comes to fabulous and violent life, can Stephen decide his own fate if it’s already being plotted by a god? An epic of life and death, good and evil, love and sorcery, Fool on the Hill lands Matt Ruff happily on the shelf between Tom Robbins and J. R. R. Tolkien for every lover of the “funky and fantastical” (New York magazine). “Inspired . . . rich in flavorful language . . . [a] dazzling tour de force.” —San Francisco Chronicle “The plot comes together like a brilliant clockwork toy.” —Locus

Montana

Montana
Author: Kenneth Ross Toole
Pages: 288
ISBN: 0806118903
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Release: 1984-03-01
Editor: University of Oklahoma Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

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.

Montana 1948

Montana 1948
Author: Nicolas Pitz,Larry Watson
Pages: 124
ISBN: 284865970X
Available:
Release: 2017-03-01
Editor: Unknown
Language: fr

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Laura

Laura
Author: Larry Watson
Pages: 352
ISBN: 9780671567767
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Release: 2001-07-01
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

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.

Montana Fever

Montana Fever
Author: Jackie Merritt
Pages: 192
ISBN: 9781459278899
Available:
Release: 2011-07-15
Editor: Harlequin
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Made in Montana A GOOD COWBOY IS HARD TO FIND…. So Lola Fanon vowed not to be impressed when Duke Sheridan walked into her tiny shop in Rocky Ford, Montana. The tall, lean, jeans-clad rancher might be the "best catch in the county," but Lola had been around—she knew better than to trust a sweet-talkin', fast-walkin' con man. Duke could flirt all he wanted, but she refused to take the bait. Only problem was, those golden-brown eyes were getting mighty hard to resist! Lola had heard the rumors: Duke Sheridan always got what he wanted. How long would it be before his winsome smile lassoed her in? MADE IN MONTANA: The Fanons—born and raised in Big Sky country…and heading for a Montana wedding!

Study Guide Montana 1948 by Larry Watson SuperSummary

Study Guide  Montana 1948 by Larry Watson  SuperSummary
Author: SuperSummary
Pages: 36
ISBN: 1797761250
Available:
Release: 2019-02-22
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

SuperSummary, a modern alternative to SparkNotes and CliffsNotes, offers high-quality study guides for challenging works of literature. This 36-page guide for "Montana 1948" by Larry Watson includes detailed chapter summaries and analysis covering 3 chapters, as well as several more in-depth sections of expert-written literary analysis. Featured content includes commentary on major characters, 25 important quotes, essay topics, and key themes like Racism and Coming of Age/Adolescence.