. With the precision of a master storyteller, watson moves seamlessly among the strong and hard-bitten characters that make up the Hayden family, and in the process opens an evocative window on the very heart of the American West.
Montana 1948: A NovelMilkweed Editions #ad - The events of that cataclysmic summer permanently alter twelve-year-old david’s understanding of his family: his father, Marie Little Soldier, a small-town sheriff; his remarkably strong mother; David’s uncle Frank, a war hero and respected doctor; and the Haydens’ Sioux housekeeper, whose revelations turn the family’s life upside down as she relates how Frank has been molesting his female Indian patients.
As their story unravels around david, that power is abused, he learns that truth is not what one believes it to be, and that sometimes one has to choose between family loyalty and justice. From the summer of my twelfth year i carry a series of images more vivid and lasting than any others of my boyhood and indelible beyond all attempts the years make to erase or fade them So begins David Hayden’s story of what happened in Montana in 1948.
American BoyMilkweed Editions #ad - Dunbar’s home office, and at the time her bullet wound makes nearly as strong an impression as her unclothed body. So begins matthew garth’s story of the fall of 1962, when the shooting of a young woman on Thanksgiving Day sets off a chain of unsettling events in small-town Willow Falls, Minnesota. We were exposed to these phenomena in order that we might learn something, but of course the lessons we learn are not always what was intended.
Matthew first sees Louisa Lindahl in Dr. Immersive, and richly evocative of a time and place, heart-breaking, this long-awaited new novel marks the return of a great American storyteller. Fueled over the following weeks by his feverish desire for this mysterious woman and a deep longing for the comfort and affluence that appears to surround the Dunbars, manipulation, Matthew finds himself drawn into a vortex of greed, and ultimately betrayal.
As Good as Gone: A NovelAlgonquin Books #ad - It’s 1963, one of the last of the old cowboys, and Calvin Sidey, has long ago left his family to live a life of self-reliance out on the prairie. But trouble soon comes to the door when a boy’s attentions to seventeen-year-old Ann become increasingly aggressive and a group of reckless kids portend danger for eleven-year-old Will.
As a young man, he ran from this block, from Montana, from Gladstone, from this country. Calvin knows only one way to solve problems: the Old West way, in which scores are settled and ultimatums are issued and your gun is always loaded. Both tough and tender, it is a stunning achievement. Calvin sidey is always ready to run, and it doesn’t take much to set him in motion.
As Good as Gone: A Novel #ad - So calvin agrees to return to the small town where he once was a mythic figure, to the very home he once abandoned. And though he has a powerful effect on those around him--from the widowed neighbor who has fallen under his spell to Ann and Will, who see him as the man who brings a sudden and violent order to their lives--in the changing culture of the 1960s, Calvin isn’t just a relic; he’s a wild card, a danger to himself and those who love him.
If the gossip was true, he ran from the law. From his family and the family business. He ran from sadness, and he ran from responsibility. He’s been a mostly absentee father and grandfather until his estranged son asks him to stay with his grandchildren, Ann and Will, for a week while he and his wife are away.
Let Him Go: A NovelMilkweed Editions #ad - Margaret is resolved to find and retrieve the boy while George is none too eager to stir up trouble. Soon, the blackledges find themselves entangled with the entire Weboy clan, who are determined not to give up the boy without a fight. A retired sheriff and his wife go after their young grandson in a riveting tale of familial love and its unexpected consequences.
Let him go, returns to big sky country in mid-century america but, Larry Watson’s ninth book, with the pervasive menace of a small town family gone wrong and a shocking and deadly ending, this novel charts new territory for the author and provides a powerful dose of suspense for the reader. It's been years since george and margaret Blackledge lost their son James and months since his widow Lorna took off with their only grandson and married Donnie Weboy.
Sundown, Yellow Moon: A NovelRandom House #ad - Using a brilliant, evocative fiction-within-fiction structure, secrets, Larry Watson not only brings to life a distinct period in history but, reveals the interplay of memory, most affectingly, and the passage of time. The sudden sound of sirens startles and excites them, but they don’t have long to wonder what the sound could mean.
And for gene and his friend, the tragedy is a turning point, both in their lives and in their friendship. Nearly forty years later, a writer, Gene’s friend, revisits the tragedy and tries to unravel the mystery behind one man’s inexplicable actions. Through his own recollections and his fiction–sometimes impossible to separate–he attempts to make sense of a senseless act and, to examine his youth, his friendship with Gene, in the process, and the love they both had for a beautiful girl named Marie.
Sundown, Yellow Moon: A Novel #ad - Soon after seeing police cars parked on their street, Gene’s father, the boys learn the shocking truth: hours before, Raymond Stoddard, walked calmly and purposefully into the state capitol and shot to death a charismatic state senator. But in the end, the truth behind the day’s events died with those two men.
Political scandal, adultery, financial ruin, workplace corruption, and jealousy are all cited as possible catalysts. Spare, grief and desire, sundown, haunting, lyrical, Yellow Moon is a piercing study of love and betrayal, youth and remembrance. Speculation about Raymond’s motives run rampant.
Orchard: A NovelRandom House #ad - Destiny lands sonja in the studio of Ned Weaver, an internationally acclaimed painter. Instead, wisconsin, she settled in Door County, and married Henry House—only to find herself defined by her roles as wife and mother. When both ned and henry insist on possessing Sonja, their jealousies threaten to erupt into violence—as she struggles to appease both men without sacrificing her hard-won sense of self.
From the bestselling author of montana 1948 comes the explosive story of an artist, his muse, and the staggering price they pay for their chance at immortality. There she becomes more than his model and more than a mere object of desire; she becomes the most inspiring muse Ned has ever known, much to the chagrin of the artist’s wife.
Orchard: A Novel #ad - Sonja skordahl, a Norwegian immigrant, came to America looking for a new life.
EuphoriaAtlantic Monthly Press #ad - A new york times bestsellerwinner of the 2014 kirkus prizewinner of the 2014 new england book award for fictiona finalist for the national book critics circle awardA Best Book of the Year for:New York Times Book Review, San Francisco Chronicle, Newsday, Amazon, Kirkus Reviews, Wall Street Journal, Our Man in Boston, NPR, Time, Entertainment Weekly, Boston Globe, Publishers Weekly, Seattle Times, Washington Post, New York Magazine, The Guardian, Vogue, Oprah.
Com, gifted anthropologists of the 30’s caught in a passionate love triangle that threatens their bonds, SalonEuphoria is Lily King’s nationally bestselling breakout novel of three young, ultimately, and, their careers, their lives. Brilliant. An exhilarating novel. Boston Globe. Suspenseful. Inspired by events in the life of revolutionary anthropologist Margaret Mead, Euphoria is "dazzling.
The High Divide: A NovelAlgonquin Books #ad - Layered with meaning, this remarkable novel deserves to be read more than once. Enger’s breathtaking portrait of the vast plains landscape is matched by the rich expanse of his characters’ emotional terrain, the near total demise of the bison herds, as pivotal historical events--the bloody turmoil of expansionism, and the subjugation of the Plains Indians--blend seamlessly with the intimate story of a family’s sacrifice and devotion.
Highly recommended. Library journal, starred review “A deeply moving, gripping novel. Ulysses pope has left his family behind on the far edge of Minnesota’s western prairie, with only the briefest of notes and no explanation for why he left or where he’s heading. Lin enger sets out from the conventions of the traditional Western and brings the reader into new emotional territory, that of the soul of an exquisitely drawn American family.
The High Divide: A Novel #ad - . Enger writes with durable grace about a man’s quest for redemption and the human capacity for forgiveness. Benjamin percy, author of Red Moon. In its narrative simplicity and emotional directness, it is reminiscent of John Ford’s classic The Searchers. Publishers weekly, liquid language that wastes no time, starred review “Enger’s novel is told in beautifully exact, just as one cannot afford to waste time when making a journey such as the Pope family’s.
Far as the Eye Can See: A NovelBloomsbury USA #ad - The unique voice of bobby hale manages to evoke both cormac McCarthy and Mark Twain, guiding readers into Indian country and the Plains Wars in a manner both historically true and contemporarily relevant, as thoughts of race and war occupy the national psyche. As he stumbles around the west, from the wyoming Territory to the Black Hills of the Dakotas, he finds meaning in the people he meets-settlers and native people-and the violent history he both participates in and witnesses.
Robert bausch is the distinguished author of a body of work that is lively and varied, but linked by a thoughtfully complicated masculinity and an uncommon empathy. After the war, he sets his sights on California, but only makes it to Montana. Far as the eye can see is the story of life in a place where every minute is an engagement in a kind of war of survival, and how two people-a white man and a mixed-race woman-in the midst of such majesty and violence can manage to find a pathway to their own humanity.
Far as the Eye Can See: A Novel #ad - Bobby hale is a Union veteran several times over.
Miss Etta: A Novel#ad - She meets edward sheridan, intelligence, a successful merchant and bank owner, who quickly falls for her beauty, and kindness. Breathtakingly beautiful and every inch a lady, Etta can also ride and shoot as well as any man. Then she vanished. In the fall of 1895, etta place falls in love with Harry Longabaugh, alias the Sundance Kid.
She gives up everything to follow him and his partner-in-crime, Butch Cassidy, in their outlaw life across the continent and beyond. From the deserts of texas to the sweeping vistas of Wyoming, the refinement of New York City to the lush valleys of Argentina, Etta followed the outlaw men she loved so dearly.
Miss Etta: A Novel #ad - Etta prays her past won’t catch up with her. In 1911 emily pleasants steps onto the train station platform of Pine Creek, Minnesota with a teacher’s contract in hand and a secret life she’s fled. One woman, two separate lives. As their fugitive life begins to crumble, she finds herself alone and living in a convent with her newborn son.
Knowing she can’t hide away forever, she moves halfway across the country to begin anew. She rode with the most famous outlaws of her time. A young widow with a small son, she’s searching for a safe place to raise her child where no one will recognize her. What became of the elusive Etta Place?