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Doig, Ivan

Overview
Works: 128 works in 402 publications in 1 language and 39,159 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Domestic fiction  Biography  History  Fishing stories  War stories  Historical fiction  Musical fiction  Psychological fiction  Bildungsromans 
Roles: Narrator, Compiler, Signer
Classifications: PS3554.O415, 813.54
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Ivan Doig
The whistling season by Ivan Doig ( Book )
15 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 3,306 WorldCat member 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 )
17 editions published between 1987 and 2003 in English and held by 2,616 WorldCat member 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
Work song by Ivan Doig ( Book )
12 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 2,269 WorldCat member 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
The eleventh man by Ivan Doig ( Book )
12 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 2,120 WorldCat member 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
Ride with me, Mariah Montana by Ivan Doig ( Book )
11 editions published between 1990 and 2005 in English and held by 2,111 WorldCat member 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
Mountain time : a novel by Ivan Doig ( Book )
9 editions published between 1999 and 2006 in English and held by 2,038 WorldCat member 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
Bucking the sun : a novel by Ivan Doig ( Book )
9 editions published between 1996 and 2003 in English and held by 2,024 WorldCat member 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
English Creek by Ivan Doig ( Book )
13 editions published between 1984 and 2005 in English and held by 2,014 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The portrait of a time and a place -Montana in the 1930's -- is depicted through the McCaskill family's personal struggles
The sea runners by Ivan Doig ( Book )
13 editions published between 1982 and 2006 in English and held by 1,597 WorldCat member 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
The bartender's tale by Ivan Doig ( Book )
8 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 1,547 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Running a venerable bar in 1960 Montana while raising his twelve-year-old son, single father Tom Harry finds his world upended by the arrival of a woman from his past and her beatnik daughter, who claims Tom as her father
Prairie nocturne : a novel by Ivan Doig ( Book )
7 editions published between 2003 and 2005 in English and held by 1,406 WorldCat member 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
Sweet thunder by Ivan Doig ( Book )
7 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 1,357 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
After inheriting a fixer-upper, newlywed Morrie Morgan returns to 1920s Butte, Montana, to fight a rival newspaper and help the miners working for the Anaconda Copper Mining Company
The eleventh man by Ivan Doig ( )
9 editions published between 2008 and 2011 in English and held by 944 WorldCat member 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
A river runs through it, and other stories by Norman Maclean ( Book )
2 editions published between 1989 and 2006 in English and held by 943 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
From its first magnificent sentence, "In our family, there was no clear line between religion and fly fishing", to the last, "I am haunted by waters", A River Runs Through It is an American classic. Based on Norman Maclean's childhood experiences, A River Runs Through It has established itself as one of the most moving stories of our time; it captivates readers with vivid descriptions of life along Montana's Big Blackfoot River and its near magical blend of fly fishing with the troubling affections of the heart
Winter brothers : a season at the edge of America by Ivan Doig ( Book )
8 editions published between 1980 and 1982 in English and held by 892 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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The whistling season by Ivan Doig ( )
5 editions published between 2006 and 2011 in English and held by 715 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In 1909, struggling to farm his remote homestead and raise three sons, widower Oliver Milliron despreately needs help. A housekeeper's ad in a Milwaukee newspaper, "Can't cook but doesn't bite," leads him to hire her site unseen. When perky Rose Llewellyn arrives, she brings her brainy brother, Morris. Though Rose whistles through her work at the Milliron house, and Morris becomes teacher at the one-room school, these two newcomers conceal a past that is colorful and infamous
A river runs through it by Norman Maclean ( Recording )
13 editions published between 1992 and 2009 in English and held by 714 WorldCat member 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
Work song by Ivan Doig ( )
6 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 662 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Itinerant teacher and perennial charmer Morrie Morgan returns to the 1919 copper-mining center of Butte, Montana. There he meets retired Welsh twins, a comely landlady, and a Russian waif and encounters the seething ferment of an iron-fisted mining company, radical union agitators, and beleaguered miners
Dancing at the Rascal Fair by Ivan Doig ( )
5 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 510 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The settlement of Montana in the late nineteenth century is recounted through the quiet but compelling life of Angus McCaskill, a young Scotsman who travels with his friend Rob Barclay to Montana's Two Medicine Country to homestead. Describes the voyage from Scotland and the lean first years, as the two share the work of establishing claims and building up flocks of sheep. Also tells of their separate marriages and the severing of their friendship
English Creek by Ivan Doig ( )
5 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 497 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This novel revolves around Jick McCaskill, a 14-year-old growing up in 1930s Montana. This incandescent coming-of-age tale dramatizes the climatic events of one summer that inevitably mark Jick's awakening from childhood to adulthood
 
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Alternative Names
ドイグ, アイヴァン
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