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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
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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 11 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 12 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 12 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 12 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 14 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 16 months ago by Dr. John H. Mccord
Breaking Clean is a well written book with plenty of vivid scenes of the last American Frontier to be settled, and the end of the last pioneer families to settle our great northern... Read morePublished on April 18, 2013 by Fyrecurl
Judy Blunt's novel breaking clean is a solid description of life on the prairie without the sentimentality of Little House on the Prarie. Read morePublished on October 19, 2010 by Coffee queen
In fact, Judy Blunt's "Breaking Clean" is one of the best books I have read in the last several years and I read 4 or 5 books a month. Wonderful use of words and phrasing. Read morePublished on September 10, 2010 by BrightEyez