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- DescriptionThe final vel from a great American storyteller.Donal Cameron is being raised by his grandmother, the cook at the legendary Double W ranch in Ivan Doig s beloved Two Medicine Country of the Montana Rockies, a landscape that gives full rein to an eleven-year-old s imagination. But when Gram has to have surgery for female trouble in the summer of 1951, all she can think to do is to ship Donal off to her sister in faraway Manitowoc, Wisconsin. There Donal is in for a rude surprise: Aunt Kate bossy, opinionated, argumentative, and tyrannical is thing like her sister. She henpecks her good-natured husband, Herman the German, and Donal can t seem to get on her good side either. After one contretemps too many, Kate packs him back to the authorities in Montana on the next Greyhound. But as it turns out, Donal isn t traveling solo: Herman the German has decided to fly the coop with him. In the immortal American tradition, the pair light out for the territory together, meeting a classic Doigian ensemble of characters and having rollicking misadventures along the way. Charming, wise, and slyly funny, Last Bus to Wisdom is a last sweet gift from a writer whose books have bestowed untold pleasure on countless readers.
- Author BiographyIvan Doig was a third-generation Montanan and the author of fifteen previous books, including the bestselling The Bartender s Tale and The Whistling Season and the classic memoir This House of Sky. He was a National Book Award finalist and received the Wallace Stegner Award, among many other honors. Doig lived in Seattle with his wife, Carol, for many years until his death.
- Author(s)Ivan Doig
- PublisherThorndike Press
- Date of Publication06/01/2016
- SubjectHistorical & Mythological Fiction
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintThorndike Press
- Weight522 g
- Width145 mm
- Height218 mm
- Spine36 mm
- Format DetailsSewn,Cloth over boards
- Edition Statementlarge type edition
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