The Whistling Season

The Whistling Season Author Ivan Doig
ISBN-10 0156031647
ISBN-13 9780156031646
Year 2007-05-07
Pages 345
Language English
Publisher Harvest Books
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Novelist Ivan Doig revisits the American west in the early twentieth century bringing to life the eccentric individuals and idiosyncratic institutions that made it thrive Can t cook but doesn t bite So begins the newspaper ad offering the services of an A 1 housekeeper sound morals exceptional disposition that draws the attention of widower Oliver Milliron in the fall of 1909 That unforgettable season deposits the ever whistling Rose Llewellyn and her font of knowledge brother Morris Morgan in Marias Coulee along with a stampede of homesteaders drawn by the promise of the Big Ditcha gargantuan irrigation project intended to make the Montana prairie bloom When the schoolmarm runs off with an itinerant preacher Morris is pressed into service setting the stage for the several kinds of education none of them of the textbook varietyMorris and Rose will bring to Oliver his three sons and the rambunctious students in the region s one room schoolhouse A paean to a way of life that has long since vanished The Whistling Season is Ivan Doig at his evocative best

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