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Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information, Inc.--This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
Blunt was raised on a ranch in Montana, miles from the nearest town, and attended a one-room school where she and her siblings made up the majority of the students. On the ranch, she learned how to handle the day-to-day work of farm life and to remain in a subservient role to men. Eventually, after marriage and children, she abandoned ranch life for college and began writing award-winning poetry. In this nonfiction debut, Blunt proves to be a skillful writer, using beautiful prose to describe how she learned to survive in what remains a man's world. Unfortunately, she does not discuss in enough detail how the ranch life shaped her and made her want to "break clean." Thus, though her narrative is enjoyable to read, it carries no social implications. Collections with material on farm life or women in nontraditional careers will want to consider this title. Otherwise, this is not a necessary purchase. Danna Bell-Russel, Library of Congress
Copyright 2002 Cahners Business Information, Inc.--This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
Evidently, a lot of the story is fictional. Disappointing at best!Published 3 months ago by susan e. tillman
Loved it! A different kind of biography as it doesn't just follow chronologically. Some of her life is gut-wrenching.Published 5 months ago by stephanie baker
I purchased this book after reading an excerpt from an Anthology of Montana's Women Writers. I was disappointed to find the excerpt was the 'best' part of the story (literally). Read morePublished 19 months ago by Amazon Customer
A well written, engaging look into the author's childhood and the struggle that lead to adulthood. Considering how strongly she connected with the vast landscape and how that love... Read morePublished 19 months ago by Kristine K. Stevens
This is one book I will remember for a lifetime. This woman can write! Her discriptive phrasing and simplistic manner of dealing with challenges of everyday living on the ranch are... Read morePublished 19 months ago by Francine Pizzicara
brings me home, Love to read personal stories. It was recommended for a common discussion. I like Blunt's way of writing.Published 20 months ago by mtsunrise
Judy Blunt's memoir describes growing up in a very rural area of Montana on a cattle ranch. Major themes include how women are treated as subordinate and subservient to men, and... Read morePublished 21 months ago by E. S. Charpentier
I'm not sure how a reader who has never experienced a winter in Phillips county Montana could fully comprehend BREAKING CLEAN. Read morePublished 23 months ago by Lynn McCord