Revisiting “The Whistling Season,” 2008’s One Read

Work Song by Ivan Doig

We’ve all had the experience of coming to the end of a good book and wondering what happened to our favorite characters. After finishing 2008’s One Read selection, “The Whistling Season” by Ivan Doig, you may have wanted to know about one-room schoolhouse teacher Morrie Morgan’s fate. Wait no longer.

In “Work Song,” Doig revisits Morrie ten years later as he arrives in Butte, Montana, a town in upheaval over a miner’s strike. Doig’s storytelling skill and character development don’t disappoint, and neither does Morrie’s new employment situation. He finds a home at the town’s public library!

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