Ivan Doig series

Looking for a new series to read? Thanks to a very generous donor, the Northwood City Library now has the complete collection of twelve fiction novels written by Ivan Doig available for loan, along with two of his non-fiction books, This House of Sky and Winter Brothers. Ivan Doig was born in White Sulphur Springs, Montana, in 1939 and grew up along the Rocky Mountain Front. Doig was a former ranch hand, newspaperman, and magazine editor. He was a graduate of Northwestern University where he received bachelor’s and master’s degrees in journalism, and he also held a Ph.D. in history from the University of Washington. Diog believed that ordinary people deserve to have their stories told, and he did that in fact and fiction, beginning with This House of Sky, a memoir of his own upbringing in Montana; it attracted a wide readership and was a finalist for the National Book Award. He later wrote a second memoir and another book of nonfiction, but it is for his novels that he became enduringly read. The Two Medicine Country, an imagined region based upon the Montana landscape where he came of age, is the setting for the majority of his novels, including the so-called McCaskill trilogy (English Creek, Dancing at the Rascal Fairand Ride with Me, Mariah Montana) and the New York Times-bestselling The Whistling Season, which debuted a favorite character, the itinerant charmer Morrie Morgan. Charlene Voigt, local avid reader, highly recommends all three series of books – the McCaskill trilogy, the Two Medicine County books (6) and the Whistling Season books (3). “He shows the hardy pioneering spirit of the Scottish immigrants, and gives wonderful descriptions of the beautiful Montana wilderness,” says Voigt. Stop in and check out these and the many other books, DVD’s and audio books available at the Northwood City Library. We are open Mondays and Thursdays from 11:00 am to 5:30 pm and Saturdays from 9:00 am to noon.


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