Montana 1948

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

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
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: Larry Watson,Lawrence Watson
Pages: 176
ISBN: 0330336797
Available:
Release: 1995
Editor: Pan
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

This tale of lost innocence and adulthood gained has its roots in the events of summer, 1948. It is at that time in Montana, childhood home of David Hayden, that the memories of those closest to the then 12-year-old David are revealed, showing him that truth is not what he had believed it to be.

Montana

Montana
Author: Anonim
Pages: 329
ISBN: OCLC:1091220460
Available:
Release: 2013
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

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.

Larry Watson s Montana 1948

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

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.

Recommended Varieties of Farm Crops for Montana

Recommended Varieties of Farm Crops for Montana
Author: Anonim
Pages: 35
ISBN: UIUC:30112019702965
Available:
Release: 1949
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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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: un

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.

In a Dark Time

In a Dark Time
Author: Larry Watson
Pages: 256
ISBN: 9780671551643
Available:
Release: 1998-04-01
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

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.

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)

The Lives of Edie Pritchard

The Lives of Edie Pritchard
Author: Larry Watson
Pages: 384
ISBN: 9781643750576
Available:
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.

Orchard

Orchard
Author: Larry Watson
Pages: 256
ISBN: 9780307431561
Available:
Release: 2007-12-18
Editor: Random House
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

From the bestselling author of Montana 1948 comes the explosive story of an artist, his muse, and the staggering price they pay for their chance at immortality. Sonja Skordahl, a Norwegian immigrant, came to America looking for a new life. Instead, she settled in Door County, Wisconsin, and married Henry House—only to find herself defined by her roles as wife and mother. Destiny lands Sonja in the studio of Ned Weaver, an internationally acclaimed painter. There she becomes more than his model and more than a mere object of desire; she becomes the most inspiring muse Ned has ever known, much to the chagrin of the artist’s wife. When both Ned and Henry insist on possessing Sonja, their jealousies threaten to erupt into violence—as she struggles to appease both men without sacrificing her hard-won sense of self.

The King of Lies

The King of Lies
Author: John Hart
Pages: 320
ISBN: 1429905263
Available:
Release: 2010-04-01
Editor: Minotaur Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

John Hart creates a literary thriller that is as suspenseful as it is poignant, a riveting murder mystery layered beneath the southern drawl of a humble North Carolina lawyer. When Work Pickens finds his father murdered, the investigation pushes a repressed family history to the surface and he sees his own carefully constructed façade begin to crack. Work's troubled sister, her combative girlfriend, his gold digging socialite wife, and an unrequited lifelong love join a cast of small town characters that create no shortage of drama in this extraordinary, fast-paced suspense novel. Hart's mastery of prose and plot belie his newcomer status as he explores the true heart of a man. An illuminating anatomy of a murder and the ripple effect it produces within a family and a community, The King of Lies is a stunning debut. Now with an excerpt from John Hart's next book The Hush, available February 2018.

Infidel

Infidel
Author: Ayaan Hirsi Ali
Pages: 361
ISBN: 9780743289696
Available:
Release: 2008-04-01
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The author of The Caged Virgin recounts the story of her life, from her traditional Muslim childhood in Somalia and escape from a forced marriage to her efforts to promote women's rights while surviving numerous threats to her safety. Reprint. 100,000 first printing.

A Reliable Wife

A Reliable Wife
Author: Robert Goolrick
Pages: 320
ISBN: 9781565129771
Available:
Release: 2010-01-05
Editor: Algonquin Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Rural Wisconsin, 1909. In the bitter cold, Ralph Truitt, a successful businessman, stands alone on a train platform waiting for the woman who answered his newspaper advertisement for "a reliable wife." But when Catherine Land steps off the train from Chicago, she's not the "simple, honest woman" that Ralph is expecting. She is both complex and devious, haunted by a terrible past and motivated by greed. Her plan is simple: she will win this man's devotion, and then, ever so slowly, she will poison him and leave Wisconsin a wealthy widow. What she has not counted on, though, is that Truitt — a passionate man with his own dark secrets —has plans of his own for his new wife. Isolated on a remote estate and imprisoned by relentless snow, the story of Ralph and Catherine unfolds in unimaginable ways. With echoes of Wuthering Heights and Rebecca, Robert Goolrick's intoxicating debut novel delivers a classic tale of suspenseful seduction, set in a world that seems to have gone temporarily off its axis.

Hate List

Hate List
Author: Jennifer Brown
Pages: 432
ISBN: 9780316071208
Available:
Release: 2009-09-01
Editor: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

For readers of Marieke Nijkamp's This Is Where It Ends, a powerful and timely contemporary classic about the aftermath of a school shooting. Five months ago, Valerie Leftman's boyfriend, Nick, opened fire on their school cafeteria. Shot trying to stop him, Valerie inadvertently saved the life of a classmate, but was implicated in the shootings because of the list she helped create. A list of people and things she and Nick hated. The list he used to pick his targets. Now, after a summer of seclusion, Val is forced to confront her guilt as she returns to school to complete her senior year. Haunted by the memory of the boyfriend she still loves and navigating rocky relationships with her family, former friends, and the girl whose life she saved, Val must come to grips with the tragedy that took place and her role in it, in order to make amends and move on with her life. Jennifer Brown's critically acclaimed novel now includes the bonus novella Say Something, another arresting Hate List story.

Montana 1948

Montana 1948
Author: Larry Watson
Pages: 169
ISBN: 0756989477
Available:
Release: 2007-05
Editor: Unknown
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

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.

Double Fudge

Double Fudge
Author: Judy Blume
Pages: 224
ISBN: 9781101564110
Available:
Release: 2011-12-01
Editor: Penguin
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Part of the classic Fudge series from Judy Blume, bestselling author of Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing! Fudge is obsessed with money. He’s making his own “Fudge Bucks” and has plans to buy the entire world. But life gets really crazy when Fudge and his older brother, Peter, run into their long-lost relatives, the Howie Hatchers. Now they have to deal with annoying twin cousins and a weird younger cousin, coincidentally named Farley Drexel Hatcher—just like Fudge! Their names aren’t the only similarity, and before long, mini-Fudge is causing just as much trouble as Fudge always has! “As a kid, Judy Blume was my favorite author, and Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing was my favorite book.”—Jeff Kinney, author of the bestselling Wimpy Kid series Love Fudge, Peter, and Sheila? Read all the books featuring your favorite characters: Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing Otherwise Known as Sheila the Great Superfudge Fudge-a-Mania

Brother I m Dying

Brother  I m Dying
Author: Edwidge Danticat
Pages: 272
ISBN: 9781400041152
Available:
Release: 2007
Editor: Knopf
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

In a personal memoir, the author describes her relationships with the two men closest to her--her father and his brother, Joseph, a charismatic pastor with whom she lived after her parents emigrated from Haiti to the United States.

Montana 1948

Montana 1948
Author: Lawrence Watson
Pages: 329
ISBN: OCLC:1237521418
Available:
Release: 1997
Editor: Unknown
Language: un

Explanation of the Book: