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Ride with Me, Mariah Montana by Ivan Doig
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Jul 18, 2012

really liked it
bookshelves: favorite-author, historical-fiction
Read in September, 2012

Ivan Doig is such a good writer that this non-plot story *still* keeps you interested in all the unusual things that happen on the road: the buffalo-Winnebago tussle, the baloney express gang, and the surpise ending.
I loved Doig's description of bison:
"A buffalo up close appears to be two animals pieced together -- the front of a shaggy ox and the rear of a donkey. There is even what seems to be a seam where the hairy first part meets the hairless rear half."
Having said all that, though, there really isn't much of a plot to this one. So, if you haven't read Dancing at the Rascal Fair, read that one, not this.

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