Montana 1948

Montana 1948

A Novel

Book - 1993
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Publisher: Minneapolis, Minn. : Milkweed Editions, c1993.
ISBN: 9780915943135
0915943131
Branch Call Number: WATS
Characteristics: 175 p. 22 cm.

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mardscott
May 21, 2018

Reminded me of the literary style of TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD. Watson's central narrator is, supposedly, a teacher (age 52ish) who is looking back at life in Montana in 1948 when he was age 12. I loved the book: could not set it down! Well written story!

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mlund
Jul 31, 2016

Worthy of the acclaim and national book awards it has received. Couldn't put it down!

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GingerKaren
Aug 26, 2005

When we first meet David Hayden he is a grown man, but the person we come to know is a much younger David. Looking for truth and considering the world to be black and white, young David is shocked at finding the skeletons of abuse and racism that are a part of his family. His father, the local sheriff, must make some hard decisions regarding family loyalty and justice. In the end, the harsh light of reality reveals a secret strength that David never knew he or his family had. This award winning novel tells a story in a manner that matches the landscape of Montana; full of small gullies and everything is not as exposed as you might think.

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