I’m sure the warm up will help me do a better job when reprise the talk at the Bozeman’s Country Bookshelf on Tuesday at 7 p.m. Here's the announcement of the Bozeman event.
The Montana Book Award Winner and Honor Books really are great this year.
On June 25, 1876, General George Armstrong Custer attacked a coalition of Sioux and Cheyenne near the Little Bighorn River in Montana Territory. A day later Custer and 268 of his men lay dead after one of the most famous battles in history. More than 40 books have been written about that bloody day so… Continue reading Montana Book Award Honors The Last Stand by Nathaniel Philbrick
Visions of the Big Sky would be a great book to put on your coffee table for your guests to leaf through. But they shouldn't skip the marvelous text. Neither should you.
Goodbye Wifes and Daughters tells an archetypical story, one that Montanans know all too well. Some men cut corners to maximize profit; others willingly work in dangerous places to support their families, and many men die. It might have been hard rock miners in Butte or asbestos processors in Libby, but Susan Kushner Resnick chose… Continue reading Montana Book Award Honors Goodbye Wifes and Daughters by Susan Kushner Resnick
"Ganty's characters and their problems that make the book stick in the reader's mind like a well set fishhook."
"McLaughlin writes with the blazing clarity of prairie sun on a cloudless day. She uses writing techniques like a master novelist to turn what might seem the most ordinary of lives into a compelling story."
Bound Like Grass: A Memoir from the Western High Plains is an honest, beautifully written memoir of McLaughlin’s own and her family's struggle to survive on their isolated wheat and cattle farm.
And in the evening—dinner in the wine cellar of Chico five-star restaurant. Great food and great conversation with avid readers who love books. Life just doesn’t get any better!