This House of Sky: Landscapes of a Western Mind

This House of Sky: Landscapes of a Western Mind

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by Ivan Doig
     
 

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Ivan Doig grew up in the rugged Montana wilderness with his father, Charlie, and his grandmother, Bessie Ringer. He lived among sheepherders and the characters in small-town saloons and valley ranches as he tagged along with his restless father.

Doig puts us in touch with the land and its influence on us, also with ties to our family and those who shaped our values

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Ivan Doig grew up in the rugged Montana wilderness with his father, Charlie, and his grandmother, Bessie Ringer. He lived among sheepherders and the characters in small-town saloons and valley ranches as he tagged along with his restless father.

Doig puts us in touch with the land and its influence on us, also with ties to our family and those who shaped our values in the search for intimacy, independence and love.

"From this beautifully written, deeply felt book we recognize that other step toward the universal. The language begins in western territory and experience but in the hands of an artist it touches all landscapes and all life. Doig is such an artist." (Los Angeles Times)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780939643202
Publisher:
Audio Press, The
Publication date:
01/01/1994
Edition description:
2 Cassettes
Product dimensions:
4.27(w) x 6.99(h) x 0.61(d)

Meet the Author

Ivan Doig was born in Montana in 1939 and grew up along the Rocky Mountain Front, the dramatic landscape that has inspired much of his writing. A recipient of a lifetime Distinguished Achievement Award from the Western Literature Association, he is the author of eight previous novels, most recently The Whistling Season, and three works of nonfiction, including This House of Sky. He lives in Seattle.

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This House of Sky: Landscapes of a Western Mind 3.5 out of 5 based on 1 ratings. 8 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
House of Sky is a very painterly work. It is a seamlessly written coming-of-age memoir of a ranch hand's son. I had the feeling it was more the landscape's memory than the man's who wrote it.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Doig has written a loving, wonderfully crafted, moving memoir about his life growing up in rural Montana. This is a book to put on your shelf of keepers to relish over and over again. Many times I was moved to wonder or tears (sometimes both) at the beauty of his writing. Read this book...then, give it as gifts to all who you love.
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Ivan Doig has created a history of the early days in Montana through stories of his own family. It's fascinating and his prose is so beautifully written that it's almost poetry.