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Montana 1948

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Paperback – 175 pages (April 1995)

Pocket Books; ISBN: 0671507036 ; Dimensions (in inches): 0.51 x 7.49 x 5.10

Other Editions: Hardcover, Audio Cassette

Amazon.com Sales Rank: 19,368

Popular in: Menlo Park, CA (#12) , Atherton, CA (#6) . See more

Avg. Customer Review: Number of Reviews: 48

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Editorial Reviews (8) Customer Reviews (48)

Editorial Reviews

From AudioFile

Beau Bridges’s reading of this tragic story of a struggle between family loyalty and justice is outstanding. Twelve-year-old David Hayden’s view of his family and his life is forever changed by the events in his small town. And, surprisingly, through a series of lies, the town itself is never totally aware of all the Hayden family problems and decisions. Bridges manages to convey the powerful emotions of David as well as all the adults involved. His subtle changes of tone and clear, distinct enunciation adds a richness and drama to Watson’s characterizations. This fine work of fiction is enhanced and enriched by this narration. A real treasure! S.C.A. ?AudioFile, Portland, Maine –This text refers to the audio cassette edition of this title

From Booklist , September 1, 1993

The relationship of landscape to personality is a familiar theme, especially in western literature, but it may never have been explored with as much sensitivity and as fine an eye for detail as Watson manages in this stunning coming-of-age novel, the winner of the 1993 Milkweed National Fiction Prize.

The “harshness of the land and the flattening effect of the wind” made life hard in Mercer County, Montana, in 1948, “so much so that nothing was left over for raising hell or making trouble.” Well,… read more

From Kirkus Reviews , July 1, 1993

Watson (In a Dark Time, 1980), winner of the 1993 Milkweed National Fiction Prize, offers a lean, gaunt narrative rich with implication about a 12-year-old boy who witnesses the anguish of his sheriff father, who is forced to arrest his own brother for rape. David Hayden, now a history teacher, narrates the events of over 40 years ago, when his father, trained as a lawyer, was in his second term as sheriff of Bentrock, a small community of 2,000 close to the Canadian border. David’s grandfather… read more

Book Description

The events of that small-town summer forever alter David Hayden’s view of his family: his self-effacing father, a sheriff who never wears his badge; his clear sighted mother; his uncle, a charming war hero and respected doctor; and the Hayden’s lively, statuesque Sioux housekeeper, Marie Little Soldier, whose revelations are at the heart of the story. It is a tale of love and courage, of power abused, and of the terrible choice between family loyalty and justice.

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Reviewer: Jacklyn from Australia February 9, 2000

Well I found the first chapter drawing me in, of course this was after he ranted about every little detail of the town – that kinda bored me. Then after chapter one I wanted to know what happens, but it was a bit of an anti-climax. Anyway besides the book being a bit dull, it was quite easy to read.

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Montana 1948

Reviewer: Edward Chen from China December 10, 1999

The book was a textbook they used in high school in Australia, I borrowed it and finished it in 3 days, it’s a wonderful unputdownable short-read that deserves 4 stars. The story was controversial and instructive, his style of brisk storytelling would certainly attract a slew of readers. I’ve never read any of Watson’s books, and I will surely watch out for his other books. –This text refers to theHardcover edition.

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Montana 1948

Reviewer: lindsey page from America December 7, 1999

A wonderful story about a family who’s secrets start to unravel after a young Sioux women, Mary Little Soldier, falls sick with a fever. Montana 1948 is an excellent story that deserves four stars. I highly recommend this book. I have to agree with Barbara Hoffert from the Library Journal, who said “The moral issues, and the consequences of following one’s conscience, are made painfully evident here. Watson is to be congratulated for the honest of his writing and the purity of his prose.” Wesley tries to defeat his conscience by locking his brother in his basement rather than arresting him, even though he knows that it is the wrong decision. When Wesley’s wife confronts Wes about what he’s doing with Frank, his words show that he knows he is wrong. “Look, Frank said he’d come with me without a fuss. But he’d like to keep this quiet. He didn’t want to be locked up in the jail. I said I’d respect that, and he’s going to cooperate. Cooperate–hell, he’s acting as if this is all some kind of joke.” I general, a compelling story about the strength of a family.

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Montana 1948

Reviewer: carly wyatt from usa December 7, 1999

This book, with its shocking scenarios and surprising actions, is a good, strong story of a family living in a small town with a very big name trying to make the right decisions and at the same time keep the family name good and pure. This is difficult, though, because of corruption and scandal that surfaces in this small town. the book is based around the Hayden family, which is made up of the grandfather who had been the sheriff for many years, his two sons, one is a veteran and a doctor who is married and the other is the recent sheriff who is married with a son, David. David is the narrator in this book, telling his life story, and what he went through as a 12 year old boy learning dark secrets about his once idolized family. This book is very powerful and I disagree with the Review by The New York Times Book Review, which states the “…coming-of-age novel depends on cliched characters to lug the story to its conclusion.” On the contrary, the chararcters in this story make the conclusion as well as the rest of the book, very interesting and moving. For example, when David’s mother, learns of their family’s scandals and ends up pulling out her husbands gun to protect their house against a bunch of men trying to break in their house. This review also states that “Purple prose is the real culprit in this shallow yet overwrought tale.”, which I also disagree with. Although this book may have some explicit language, it goes along with the story-line and only makes it stronger.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful. Was this

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Montana 1948

by Larry Watson, David Huddle (Afterword)

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List Price: $12.00

Our Price: $9.60

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Paperback – 175 pages (April 1995)

Pocket Books; ISBN: 0671507036 ; Dimensions (in inches): 0.51 x 7.49 x 5.10

Other Editions: Hardcover, Audio Cassette

Amazon.com Sales Rank: 19,368

Popular in: Menlo Park, CA (#12) , Atherton, CA (#6) . See more

Avg. Customer Review: Number of Reviews: 48

——————————————————————————–

Customers who bought this book also bought:

Justice; Lawrence Watson, Larry Watson

Rattlebone; Maxine Clair

In a Dark Time : A Novel; Larry Watson

Bread Givers; Anzia Yezierska, Alice Kessler-Harris

Click here for more suggestions…

Auctions and zShops sellers and our other stores recommend:

LARRY WATSON, Justice, 1st ed., MINT, author of “Montana 1948″ (Current bid: $23.95)

The Montana Historical Society: Not In Precious Metals Alone (Price: $30.00)

Justice by Larry Watson, 1st edition, Hardcover (Price: $6.50)

——————————————————————————–

Editorial Reviews (8) Customer Reviews (48)

Editorial Reviews

From AudioFile

Beau Bridges’s reading of this tragic story of a struggle between family loyalty and justice is outstanding. Twelve-year-old David Hayden’s view of his family and his life is forever changed by the events in his small town. And, surprisingly, through a series of lies, the town itself is never totally aware of all the Hayden family problems and decisions. Bridges manages to convey the powerful emotions of David as well as all the adults involved. His subtle changes of tone and clear, distinct enunciation adds a richness and drama to Watson’s characterizations. This fine work of fiction is enhanced and enriched by this narration. A real treasure! S.C.A. ?AudioFile, Portland, Maine –This text refers to the audio cassette edition of this title

From Booklist , September 1, 1993

The relationship of landscape to personality is a familiar theme, especially in western literature, but it may never have been explored with as much sensitivity and as fine an eye for detail as Watson manages in this stunning coming-of-age novel, the winner of the 1993 Milkweed National Fiction Prize.

The “harshness of the land and the flattening effect of the wind” made life hard in Mercer County, Montana, in 1948, “so much so that nothing was left over for raising hell or making trouble.” Well,… read more

From Kirkus Reviews , July 1, 1993

Watson (In a Dark Time, 1980), winner of the 1993 Milkweed National Fiction Prize, offers a lean, gaunt narrative rich with implication about a 12-year-old boy who witnesses the anguish of his sheriff father, who is forced to arrest his own brother for rape. David Hayden, now a history teacher, narrates the events of over 40 years ago, when his father, trained as a lawyer, was in his second term as sheriff of Bentrock, a small community of 2,000 close to the Canadian border. David’s grandfather… read more

Book Description

The events of that small-town summer forever alter David Hayden’s view of his family: his self-effacing father, a sheriff who never wears his badge; his clear sighted mother; his uncle, a charming war hero and respected doctor; and the Hayden’s lively, statuesque Sioux housekeeper, Marie Little Soldier, whose revelations are at the heart of the story. It is a tale of love and courage, of power abused, and of the terrible choice between family loyalty and justice.

See all 8 editorial reviews…

Customer Reviews

Avg. Customer Review: Number of Reviews: 48

Write an online review and share your thoughts with other readers!

Hhmmm…

Reviewer: Jacklyn from Australia February 9, 2000

Well I found the first chapter drawing me in, of course this was after he ranted about every little detail of the town – that kinda bored me. Then after chapter one I wanted to know what happens, but it was a bit of an anti-climax. Anyway besides the book being a bit dull, it was quite easy to read.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful. Was this review helpful to you?

Montana 1948

Reviewer: Edward Chen from China December 10, 1999

The book was a textbook they used in high school in Australia, I borrowed it and finished it in 3 days, it’s a wonderful unputdownable short-read that deserves 4 stars. The story was controversial and instructive, his style of brisk storytelling would certainly attract a slew of readers. I’ve never read any of Watson’s books, and I will surely watch out for his other books. –This text refers to theHardcover edition.

3 of 4 people found this review helpful. Was this review helpful to you?

Montana 1948

Reviewer: lindsey page from America December 7, 1999

A wonderful story about a family who’s secrets start to unravel after a young Sioux women, Mary Little Soldier, falls sick with a fever. Montana 1948 is an excellent story that deserves four stars. I highly recommend this book. I have to agree with Barbara Hoffert from the Library Journal, who said “The moral issues, and the consequences of following one’s conscience, are made painfully evident here. Watson is to be congratulated for the honest of his writing and the purity of his prose.” Wesley tries to defeat his conscience by locking his brother in his basement rather than arresting him, even though he knows that it is the wrong decision. When Wesley’s wife confronts Wes about what he’s doing with Frank, his words show that he knows he is wrong. “Look, Frank said he’d come with me without a fuss. But he’d like to keep this quiet. He didn’t want to be locked up in the jail. I said I’d respect that, and he’s going to cooperate. Cooperate–hell, he’s acting as if this is all some kind of joke.” I general, a compelling story about the strength of a family.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful. Was this review helpful to you?

Montana 1948

Reviewer: carly wyatt from usa December 7, 1999

This book, with its shocking scenarios and surprising actions, is a good, strong story of a family living in a small town with a very big name trying to make the right decisions and at the same time keep the family name good and pure. This is difficult, though, because of corruption and scandal that surfaces in this small town. the book is based around the Hayden family, which is made up of the grandfather who had been the sheriff for many years, his two sons, one is a veteran and a doctor who is married and the other is the recent sheriff who is married with a son, David. David is the narrator in this book, telling his life story, and what he went through as a 12 year old boy learning dark secrets about his once idolized family. This book is very powerful and I disagree with the Review by The New York Times Book Review, which states the “…coming-of-age novel depends on cliched characters to lug the story to its conclusion.” On the contrary, the chararcters in this story make the conclusion as well as the rest of the book, very interesting and moving. For example, when David’s mother, learns of their family’s scandals and ends up pulling out her husbands gun to protect their house against a bunch of men trying to break in their house. This review also states that “Purple prose is the real culprit in this shallow yet overwrought tale.”, which I also disagree with. Although this book may have some explicit language, it goes along with the story-line and only makes it stronger.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful. Was this

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