Most widely held works about Ivan Doig
Most widely held works by Ivan Doig
The whistling season by Ivan Doig ( Book )
18 editions published between 2006 and 2011 in English and held by 2,760 libraries worldwide
Hired as a housekeeper to work on the early 1900s Montana homestead of widower Oliver Milliron, the irreverent Rose and her brother, Morris, endeavor to educate the widower's sons while witnessing local efforts on a massive irrigation project.
Dancing at the Rascal Fair by Ivan Doig ( Book )
18 editions published between 1987 and 2011 in English and held by 2,508 libraries worldwide
In 1889, immigrants Angus and Bob set off for a new land, in Montana. They live the next 30 years at the base of the Rockies, building homes and families.
English Creek by Ivan Doig ( Book )
19 editions published between 1984 and 2011 in English and held by 2,173 libraries worldwide
The portrait of a time and a place -Montana in the 1930's -- is depicted through the McCaskill family's personal struggles.
This house of sky : landscapes of a Western mind by Ivan Doig ( Book )
37 editions published between 1978 and 2011 in English and held by 2,162 libraries worldwide
Ivan Doig's memoir shares the experiences and culture that shaped his early years and made him fall in love with the West. From his childhood in a family of homesteaders through the death of his mother and his move to Montana to herd sheep, Doig shows his intimate connection with the American West.
The eleventh man by Ivan Doig ( Book )
12 editions published between 2008 and 2011 in English and held by 2,072 libraries worldwide
Driven by the memory of a fallen teammate, TSU's 1941 starting lineup went down as legend in Montana football history, charging through the season undefeated. Two years later, the "Supreme Team" is caught up in World War II. Ten of them are scattered around the globe in the war's various lonely and dangerous theaters. The eleventh man, Ben Reinking, has been plucked from pilot training by a military propaganda machine hungry for heroes. He is to chronicle the adventures of his teammates, man by man, for publication in small-town newspapers across the country like the one his father edits. Ready for action, he chafes at the assignment, not knowing that it will bring him love from an unexpected quarter and test the law of averages, which holds that all but one of his teammates should come through the conflict unscathed.
Mountain time : a novel by Ivan Doig ( Book )
18 editions published between 1999 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,056 libraries worldwide
Set in Seattle, Montana, and Alaska, "Mountain Time" tells a story about a generation that has reached its time of reckoning. Vividly described, Doig's story brings to light the necessity of settling family issues in order to move on to more satisfying relationships.
Work song by Ivan Doig ( Book )
12 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 1,880 libraries worldwide
In 1919, itinerant schoolteacher Morrie Morgan journeys to Butte in the hopes of making his fortune in copper mining but finds instead a rich assortment of local characters before an encounter with a former student leads to a violent union uprising.
Ride with me, Mariah Montana by Ivan Doig ( Book )
11 editions published between 1990 and 2005 in English and held by 1,814 libraries worldwide
Jick, facing age and loss, his prized ranch beset by outside interests, is jumpstarted back into adventure by Mariah, a red-headed newspaper photographer.
Heart earth by Ivan Doig ( Book )
31 editions published between 1993 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,753 libraries worldwide
Readers will come to appreciate the strength and dignity of Berneta Ringer, a true Western heroine as Doig celebrates his mother's life after finding a cache of her letters, photographs, and childhood writings. It begins with her first winter living in a tent in Montana's Crazy Mountains to the ravages of the Depression on a ranch on Falkner Creek.
Bucking the sun : a novel by Ivan Doig ( Book )
15 editions published between 1996 and 2011 in English and held by 1,721 libraries worldwide
A family driven into relief work by the 1930s Depression joins the thousands of workers building the Fort Peck Dam, a public works project in Montana. Through the eyes of the Duffs, one of whom is an engineer, the reader sees the dam's construction, the accidents, the politics and the everyday life of the boomtowns the project created. By the author of Ride With Me, Moriah Montana.
Prairie nocturne : a novel by Ivan Doig ( Book )
8 editions published between 2003 and 2011 in English and held by 1,704 libraries worldwide
From one of the greatest novelists of the American West comes a surprising and riveting story set in Montana and New York during the Harlem Renaissance, drawing together an unlikely set of thwarted performers in one last inspired grasp at life's set of gold rings: love and renown. Susan Duff-the bossy, indomitable schoolgirl with a silver voice from the pages of Doig's most popular work, Dancing at the Rascal Fair-has reached middle age alone, teaching voice lessons to the progeny of Helena's high society. Wesley Williamson-business scion of a cattle-empire family-has fallen from the heights of gubernatorial aspirations, forced out of a public career by political foes who uncovered his love affair with Susan. Years later, Susan is taken off guard when Wes arrives at her door with an unusual request: to train his chauffeur, Monty, in the ways of voice and performance. Prairie Nocturne is the saga of these three people and their interlocked destinies. Monty is distantly known to Susan from their childhoods in the Two Medicine country, yet an enforced stranger because of the racial divide. When she realizes he possesses a singing voice of rare splendor, Susan joins Wes's Pygmalion-like project to launch Monty on a performing career-only to find the full force of the Ku Klux Klan in their way. As Monty and Susan overcome treacherous obstacles, Wes's mysterious motives unsettle everyone, including himself, and the trio's crossed fates form a deeply longitudinal novel that raises everlasting questions of allegiance, the grip of the past, and the costs of career and passion.
The sea runners by Ivan Doig ( Book )
9 editions published between 1982 and 2006 in English and held by 1,411 libraries worldwide
In 1853, four Scandinavian indentured laborers in Russian Alaska steal a canoe and begin to paddle south toward the mouth of the Columbia River, twelve thousand miles away. A tense, shrewdly modulated sea adventure in which a quartet of indentured Scandinavians attempt escape from Russian America (1853 Alaska) in a stolen canoe, a Pacific journey far more rugged "than the plain arithmetic of its miles." Of the four, only one is seaworthy at the start, but each pulls his own as they paddle through snowstorms and dangerous straits, consume their rations and personal reserves. Melander is the beached seaman who conceives the plan and navigates; Karlsson's the quiet, constant mate; Braaf is the camp thief who outfits the voyage (he remains the least developed of the lot). And Wennberg, his trigger "always this close to click," is the bitter, volcanic fourth who muscled in; kept in check by Melander, he adds a blacksmith's strength to the paddling. But Melander is killed in the sole encounter with coastal tribesmen, and Karlsson, Wennberg's chief antagonist, must take over for the fugitive alliance to hold: he alone can read the map. Doig deftly pilots this mismatched crew through a punishing journey to Astoria (Oregon), maintaining a high level of tension, including casual portions of history and geography (as handily as in Winter Brothers), testing the rocky emotional waters of desperate men. The two squabblers nearly attempt a communion, but the moment "quickened past them": the shaky truce resumes. And readers who hailed This House of Sky and Winter Brothers will find this another safe harbor, for Doig continues as a prose writer of exulting originality. (Verbs become nouns, nouns become verbs, and observations resonate: the reserved Karlsson is "A man built smoke-tight.") Distant cousin to Deliverance--the writing is more lyrical, the crew less fiercely manipulated: a polished chronicle of physical and spiritual endurance.
Winter brothers : a season at the edge of America by Ivan Doig ( Book )
5 editions published between 1980 and 1982 in English and held by 852 libraries worldwide
A river runs through it by Norman Maclean ( Recording )
12 editions published between 1992 and 2009 in English and held by 695 libraries worldwide
The Montana wilderness provides the backdrop for Norman Maclean's classic autobiography. Growing up, both Norman and his brother Paul, a daredevil driven to challenge the world, rebel against their stern minister father. While Norman channels his rebellion into writing, Paul descends a slippery path to self-destruction.
News, a consumer's guide by Ivan Doig ( Book )
4 editions published in 1972 in English and held by 436 libraries worldwide
This house of sky by Ivan Doig ( Recording )
17 editions published between 1986 and 2009 in English and German and held by 212 libraries worldwide
Reminiscences of thirty years of the author's early life spent in rural Montana.
Utopian America : dreams and realities ( Book )
2 editions published between 1976 and 1984 in English and held by 191 libraries worldwide
The streets we have come down; literature of the city by Ivan Doig ( Book )
2 editions published in 1975 in English and held by 153 libraries worldwide
Early forestry research : a history of the Pacific Northwest Forest & Range Experiment Station, 1925-1975 by Ivan Doig ( Book )
6 editions published between 1976 and 1977 in English and held by 123 libraries worldwide
Westwords six western writers ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1995 and 1996 in English and held by 92 libraries worldwide
Writers Terry Tempest Williams, William Kittredge, Rudolfo Anaya, Tony Hillerman, Maxine Hong Kingston, and Ivan Doig discuss their lives and works.
African American men African American singers Alaska Audiobooks Biography Brothers and sisters Divorced people Doig, Ivan Doig family Domestic fiction Ex-football players Families Fathers and daughters Fiction Harlem Renaissance History Housekeepers Indentured servants Irrigation projects Journalists Large type books McCaskill family (Fictitious characters) Mine rescue work Miners Montana Montana--Butte Montana--Meagher County Musical fiction New York (State)--New York--Harlem Novelists, American Older people--Family relationships Parent and adult child Photographers Ranchers Ranch life Rural families Scottish Americans Single men Teachers Travel Travelers Voice teachers Voyages and travels War stories Western stories Whitman College Widowers Women journalists Women photographers World War (1939-1945)