This House of Sky: Landscapes of a Western Mind (Paperback)
A haunting, magnificently written memoir by Ivan Doig about growing up in the American West
Ivan Doig grew up in the rugged wilderness of western Montana among the sheepherders and denizens of small-town saloons and valley ranches. What he deciphers from his past with piercing clarity is not only a raw sense of land and how it shapes us but also of the ties to our mothers and fathers, to those who love us, and our inextricable connection to those who shaped our values in our search for intimacy, independence, love, and family. A powerfully told story, "This House of Sky" is at once especially American and universal in its ability to awaken a longing for an explicable past.
About the Author
Ivan Doig grew up in a family of Montana ranch hands during the 1940s and '50s. The author of ten books, including the acclaimed novels that make up the Montana Trilogy--"English Creek, Dancing at the Rascal Fair, and Ride with Me, Mariah Montana"--he lives with his wife in Seattle. Visit the author's website at IvanDoig.com.