Work SongAuthor: Ivan DoigType: FictionFinished: April 7, 2019Rating: ★★★ Image from Amazon Meh. This story is narrated by Morrie Morgan about 10 years after his time in Marias Coulee in The Whistling Season. After travelling to the Southern Hemisphere he is back in Montana. “But an urge can spin the points of a compass as… Continue reading Reading: Work Song by Ivan Doig
Visit Dates: April 19-21, 2019 We went up to Hood Canal with our friends last weekend. As usual it was beautiful. It was too cold for swimming but we enjoyed ourselves nonetheless. I’ll let a couple of pictures speak.
The Whistling SeasonAuthor: Ivan DoigType: FictionFinished: March 28, 2019Rating: ★★★ Image from Amazon As the novel opens, Paul, who is now the Montana state superintendent of schools, returns to the one room school house he loved and reflects on his seventh grade year that propelled his course in life. Paul is the oldest of three… Continue reading Reading: The Whistling Season by Ivan Doig
Where You Once BelongedAuthor: Kent HarufType: FictionFinished: March 7, 2019Rating: ★★★★ (Image from Amazon) Although I read them out of order, I have now read all six of Kent Haruf’s novels about the fictional town of Holt, Colorado east of the Rockies. As the story opens, the town discovers that Jack Burdette has returned. Haruf’s… Continue reading Reading: Where You Once Belonged by Kent Haruf
Our Souls at NightAuthor: Kent HarufType: FictionFinished: March 3, 2019Rating: ★★★★ One evening, the widow Addie goes over to her neighbor’s house to ask the widower Louis to consider something. After some hemming and hawing she gets to the point: “I wonder if you would consider coming to my house sometimes to sleep with me.”… Continue reading Reading: Our Souls at Night by Kent Haruf