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Blew, Mary Clearman 1939-

Overview
Works: 59 works in 133 publications in 2 languages and 8,129 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biographies  Documentary films  Short stories  Western fiction  Drama  Western films  Motion pictures 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other
Classifications: PS3552.L46, 813.54
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Mary Clearman Blew
Jackalope dreams by Mary Clearman Blew( )

9 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 675 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Corey Henry is fired from her Montana middle school teaching job after striking a taunting student, 13-year-old Ariel Doggett. Heading into her 60s with diminished hopes, Corey faces further trials when her 80-year-old father, a decorated WWII vet and former rodeo star named Loren, commits suicide. Then Ariel's opportunistic father, Hailey Doggett, sues Corey for assaulting his daughter and turns out to be a lot more than merely greedy
Circle of women : an anthology of contemporary western women writers( Book )

7 editions published between 1994 and 2001 in English and Spanish and held by 646 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An anthology of short stories examining Western myths and traditions through the eyes of women. They usual settings: ranches, saloons, rodeos and the open range
When Montana and I were young : a frontier childhood by Margaret Bell( Book )

5 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 540 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Never asking for pity, Bell matter-of-factly describes the details of her extraordinary life."--Jacket
Writing her own life : Imogene Welch, Western rural schoolteacher by Mary Clearman Blew( Book )

3 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 317 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A narrative built around entries from the diaries of Imogene Welch
Lambing out, and other stories by Mary Clearman Blew( Book )

4 editions published between 1977 and 2001 in English and held by 304 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Runaway : a collection of stories by Mary Clearman Blew( Book )

7 editions published in 1990 in English and Undetermined and held by 204 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Forged in fire : essays by Idaho writers( Book )

4 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 202 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sister Coyote : Montana stories by Mary Clearman Blew( Book )

2 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 191 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A series of short stories set in Montana
The best American short stories, 1975 ; and, the Yearbook of the American short story( Book )

1 edition published in 1975 in English and held by 163 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

21 short stories +Biographical notes & Yearbook of American S.S
Written on water : essays on Idaho rivers( Book )

3 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 133 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Passages west : nineteen stories of youth and identity( Book )

2 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 86 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Borne on air : essays by Idaho writers( Book )

3 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 75 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bone deep in landscape : writing, reading, and place by Mary Clearman Blew( Book )

4 editions published between 1999 and 2003 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Great-granddaughter of homesteaders in north-central Montana, Mary Clearman Blew grew up in one of the last vestiges of the rural frontier. Her girlhood chores - hauling water and rounding up cattle - were remote even to her town-bred classmates in the forties and fifties. It was a girlhood she now recalls realistically, with affection but without nostalgia." "Many others have written about this land, its people, and its history, and Blew examines portrayals of the West in some of their writing, including B. M. Bower's Chip of the Flying U and the novels of Dorothy M. Johnson and A. B. Guthrie, Jr."--BOOK JACKET
StoryLines Northwest( Recording )

1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A discussion of Runaway by Mary Clearman Blew ; originally broadcast Nov. 23, 1997 by KUFM (Montana Public Radio)
This is not the Ivy League : a memoir by Mary Clearman Blew( Book )

4 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mary Clearman Blew's education began at home, on a remote cattle ranch in Montana. She graduated to a one-room rural school, then escaped, via scholarship, to the University of Montana, where, still in her teens, she met and married her first husband. This Is Not the Ivy League is her account of what it was to be that girl, and then that woman -- pressured by husband and parents to be the conventional wife of the 1950s, persisting in her pursuit of an education, trailed by a reluctant husband and small children through graduate school, and finally entering the job market with a PhD in English only to find a whole new set of pressures and prejudices
Ruby dreams of Janis Joplin : a novel by Mary Clearman Blew( Book )

1 edition published in 2018 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Balsamroot : a memoir by Mary Clearman Blew( Book )

3 editions published between 1994 and 2001 in English and Undetermined and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Melding past and present into a moving narrative, Mary Clearman Blew imaginatively recreates the dry, dusty, sparsely populated Montana of the early homesteaders and of her aunt's young womanhood, and tries to understand why her aunt chose a life alone, away from the ranch where she grew up. At the same time she evokes the rigors of her own growing-up years; her yearnings for independence and escape; her own choices regarding marriage, divorce, and single parenthood; and the poignant reconnection with her daughter. A rich and unforgettable blend of intimate reflection, diaries, history, and local legend, Balsamroot shows us one of our top writers at her most personal and compelling
All but the waltz : a memoir of five generations in the life of a Montana family by Mary Clearman Blew( Book )

1 edition published in 1991 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Best American short stories 1975 : and the yearbook of the American short story( Book )

1 edition published in 1975 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The way of the west( Visual )

1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This documentary, produced by the Ford Motor Company, is about the Western part of the United States
 
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When Montana and I were young : a frontier childhood
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Circle of women : an anthology of contemporary western women writersWhen Montana and I were young : a frontier childhoodWriting her own life : Imogene Welch, Western rural schoolteacherLambing out, and other storiesRunaway : a collection of storiesForged in fire : essays by Idaho writersSister Coyote : Montana storiesWritten on water : essays on Idaho rivers
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Clearman Blew, Mary 1939-

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Languages
English (100)

Spanish (1)