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The whistling season, Ivan Doig

Label
The whistling season
Title
The whistling season
Statement of responsibility
Ivan Doig
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Can't cook but doesn't bite." So begins the newspaper ad offering the services of an "A-1 housekeeper, sound morals, exceptional disposition" that draws the hungry attention of widower Oliver Milliron in the fall of 1909. And so begins the unforgettable season that deposits the noncooking, nonbiting, ever-whistling Rose Llewellyn and her font-of-knowledge brother, Morris Morgan, in Marias Coulee along with a stampede of homesteaders drawn by the promise of the Big Ditch-a gargantuan irrigation project intended to make the Montana prairie bloom. When the schoolmarm runs off with an itinerant preacher, Morris is pressed into service, setting the stage for the "several kinds of education"-none of them of the textbook variety-Morris and Rose will bring to Oliver, his three sons, and the rambunctious students in the region's one-room schoolhouse. A paean to a vanished way of life and the eccentric individuals and idiosyncratic institutions that made it fertile, The Whistling Season is Ivan Doig at his evocative best
Member of
Summary
Hired as a housekeeper to work on the early 1900s Montana homestead of widower Oliver Milliron, the irreverent Rose and her brother, Morris, endeavor to educate the widower's sons while witnessing local efforts on a massive irrigation project
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Pace
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Character
Award
  • Alex Award, 2007.
  • ALA Notable Book, 2007.
  • Booklist Editors' Choice, 2006.
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143293
Cataloging source
DLC
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Doig, Ivan
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3554.O415
LC item number
W48 2006b
Literary form
non fiction
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True
Series statement
Morrie Morgan novels (Ivan Doig)
Series volume
0001
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  • Brothers and sisters
  • Irrigation projects
  • Housekeepers
  • Teachers
  • Widowers
  • Montana
Target audience
general
Label
The whistling season, Ivan Doig
Instantiates
Publication
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
345 p.
Isbn
9780151012374
Lccn
2005-25457
System control number
(OCoLC)ocm61456637
Label
The whistling season, Ivan Doig
Publication
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
345 p.
Isbn
9780151012374
Lccn
2005-25457
System control number
(OCoLC)ocm61456637

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