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Author Ivan Doig Wishes One Read a Happy Birthday

In 2008 our community read “The Whistling Season” by Ivan Doig, a celebration of education of all sorts. During that year’s program, Doig remarked, “My narrator in ‘The Whistling Season,’ Paul Milliron, educator and bookman and graduate of a one-room … Continue reading

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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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