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The Whistling Season

The Whistling Season( )
Author: Doig, Ivan
ISBN:978-0-15-603164-6
Publication Date:May 2007
Publisher:Harcourt Trade Publishers
Imprint:Harvest Books
Book Format:Paperback
List Price:AUD $19.00
Book Description:

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...
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Book Details
Pages:352
Detailed Subjects: Fiction / Westerns
Fiction / Women
Fiction / Family Life / Siblings
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):13.487 x 20.32 x 2.21 cm
Book Weight:0.32 Kilograms
Author Biography
Doig, Ivan (Author)
Ivan Doig was born in White Sulphur Springs, Montana in 1939. He received bachelor's and master's degrees in journalism from Northwestern University and a Ph.D. in history from University of Washington. Before becoming an author, he worked as a ranch hand and a journalist.

His non-fiction works include This House of Sky, Winter Brothers, and Heart Earth. His fiction titles include English Creek, Dancing at the Rascal Fair, Bucking the Sun, The Whistling Season, The Bartender's Tale, and Last Bus to Wisdom. He received several awards including the Western Literature Association's Lifetime Distinguished Achievement Award and the Wallace Stegner Award in 2007. He died of multiple myeloma on April 8, 2015 at the age of 75.

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