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This House Of Sky: Landscapes of a Western Mind

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This House Of Sky: Landscapes of a Western Mind

By  Ivan Doig
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A haunting, magnificently written memoir by Ivan Doig about growing up in the American West


Ivan Doig grew up in the rugged wilderness of western Montana among the sheepherders and denizens of small-town saloons and valley ranches. What he deciphers from his past with piercing clarity is not only a raw sense of land and how it shapes us but also of the ties to our mothers and fathers, to those who love us, and our inextricable connection to those who shaped our values in our search for intimacy, independence, love, and family. A powerfully told story, This House of Sky is at once especially American and universal in its ability to awaken a longing for an explicable past.

Ivan Doig (1939-2015) was born in Montana and grew up along the Rocky Mountain Front, the dramatic landscape that has inspired much of his writing. A recipient of a lifetime Distinguished Achievement Award from the Western Literature Association, he is the author of fifteen novels and four works of nonfiction.

ISBN: 9780156899826

ISBN-10: 9780156899826

Publisher: Mariner Books

Publication Date: 02/19/1980 - 12:00am

On Sale: 02/19/1980 - 12:00am

Pages: 336

Language: English


Biography & Autobiography / Literary Figures

Biography & Autobiography / Personal Memoirs

History / United States / State & Local / West (AK, CA, CO, HI, ID, MT, NV, UT, WY)