Category Archives: 2008 Program

About “The Whistling Season”

(from the author, originally published by Powell’s Books) “Can’t cook, but doesn’t bite.” It is only the line atop a classified advertisement in a weekly newspaper, that of “an A-1 housekeeper, sound morals, exceptional disposition” seeking to relocate to Montana … Continue reading

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About Author Ivan Doig

Ivan Doig was born in White Sulphur Springs, Montana, growing up the only child to his ranch hand father and ranch cook mother, living along the Rocky Mountain Front where much of his writing takes place. Doig knew he wanted … Continue reading

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Interview with Author Ivan Doig

(from Harcourt Brace, publisher) Question: In “The Whistling Season,” Paul and his brother decide to keep a secret from their father because doing so will deliver the right outcome. Throughout the book, Paul becomes the guardian of an increasing number … Continue reading

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2008 Photo Gallery

Take a look at some photos from some of this year’s many events.

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2008 List of Suggested Titles

Each winter, the public submits suggestions for next year’s book. In January, a panel of community members reviews the suggestions, narrowing that list down to 10 titles, and then chooses two or three books to present for a public vote.

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