The Bartender’s Tale

For years, Tom Harry has been content to look no further than the front door of The Medicine Lodge, the saloon he owns in northern Montana circa 1960. But when an old flame returns, bringing with her portents of the radical change that will soon sweep the country, Tom and his son Rusty’s lives are upended. Ivan Doig’s masterful new novel reveals why he’s considered one of fiction’s premiere storytellers.