Montana 1948

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Washington Square Press, 1995 - Fiction - 175 pages
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The events of that small-town summer forever alter David Hayden's view of his family: his self-effacing father, a sheriff who never wears his badge; his clear sighted mother; his uncle, a charming war hero and respected doctor; and the Hayden's lively, statuesque Sioux housekeeper, Marie Little Soldier, whose revelations are at the heart of the story. It is a tale of love and courage, of power abused, and of the terrible choice between family loyalty and justice.

The events of that small-town summer forever alter David Hayden's view of his family: his self-effacing father, a sheriff who never wears his badge; his clear sighted mother; his uncle, a charming war hero and respected doctor; and the Hayden's lively, statuesque Sioux housekeeper, Marie Little Soldier, whose revelations are at the heart of the story. It is a tale of love and courage, of power abused, and of the terrible choice between family loyalty and justice.

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User Review  - TimBazzett - LibraryThing

I read MONTANA 1948 more than twenty years ago, when it was a new book at the local library. So long ago I'd forgotten most of it. But I just read Larry Watson's newest novel, THE LIVES OF EDIE ... Read full review

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User Review  - ChristopherSwann - LibraryThing

Another 4.5. Beautiful, taut prose. I felt Uncle Frank was the least well-sketched character, but for the most part this is an excellent novella. Read full review

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Born in Rugby, North Dakota, and raised in Bismarck, Larry Watson received his B.A. and M.A. in English from the University of North Dakota and his Ph.D. in creative writing from the University of Utah. Watson is the author of the novel In a Dark Time and a chapbook of poetry, Leaving Dakota. He teaches English at the University of Wisconsin at Stevens Point and lives in Plover, Wisconsin.

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