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Frazier, staff writer for the New Yorker and author of Dating Your Mom , here explores the Great Plains at random, seeking the past and embracing the present. According to PW , "This is an engaging blend of travelogue, local color, geography and folklore." Photos. 100,000 first printing; author tour.
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Extraordinary...One thinks of such American originals as John McPhee, Wallace Stegner, Edward Hoagland, Peter Matthiessen, and Evan S. Connell. (The Washington Post Book)
This is a brillant, funny, and altogether perfect book, soaked in research and then aired out on the open plains to evaporate the excess, leaving this modern masterpiece. It makes me want to get in a truck and drive straight out to North Dakota and look at the prairie. (Garrison Keillor)
History written with passion and delight... Frazier is a great storyteller. (Newsweek)
Humor, beauty, absurdity, courage, sadness, waste, barbarity, larceny, joy. In other words, America. It just ended too quickly for me.Published 1 day ago by alfonso orsini
This book was written in the midst of the Reagan administration, and in the waning years of the oil boom that brought my family to North Dakota around the same time. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Cuevas
This book started well, and set out a fair amount of Native American history. In Great Plains, Ian Frazier talks in great detail about the Agency system and Crazy Horse. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Chris Miller
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Ian Frazier spent much of his travelling time sleeping in his car while writing this book. He provides two maps, one containing the early history of the plains, the other in which... Read morePublished 2 months ago by josephine briggs
Ian Frazier, a frequent contributor to the New Yorker magazine, is a lyrical writer who spent years visiting the Plains and knows well whereof he speaks. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Mary Plunkett
Great road trip by a great storyteller.
By the way, a trip everyone should do.
So accurate, so lyrical. This was an engrossing read. On my keeper shelf.Published 5 months ago by Rebecca