What's the Name of That Book??? discussion

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UNSOLVED: One specific book > Novel (or memoir?) about a boy growing up in the American west

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Susan Wolford | 2 comments On-point, first-person account of a boy growing up in difficult family circumstances on a ranch (reminded me of Jeanette Wall's journey).
Takes place on the plains--Montana, Wyoming, the Dakotas?
Mother is largely absent, dies in a car accident near the end. Grandfather is demanding/abusive.
As the boy becomes older the writing is less compelling than when he is a child. I think the main character eventually becomes a writer


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Rainbowheart | 16086 comments When did you read it?


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Susan Wolford | 2 comments at least 10 or maybe 15 years ago


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Rainbowheart | 16086 comments Father and I Were Ranchers?

But might be too light hearted to be the book in question.


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