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Dancing at the Rascal Fair by Ivan Doig
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Apr 11, 09

Read in March, 2009

Readers who love Norman MacLean (A River Runs Through It) and Wallace Stegner (Angle of Repose, Crossing to Safety) will appreciate Ivan Doig. In the voice of a young Scottish immigrant to Montana, he writes a novel about making a life. Acts of God and very human choices intersect against a backdrop of homesteading, sheepherding, the newly-created National Forest Service, World War I, influenza, and always the manic and skulking weather. Doig spins a tale that is not easy or light but very beautiful.
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