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Montana 1948: A Novel Paperback – May 25, 2007
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It is all of those things, but it's more. Larry Watson spins a poignant, compelling narrative that deals with family, secrecy, innocence and corruption in a very moving way. The book's opening section gives a longish description of the setting. Soon after, drama unfolds and the plot becomes as thick as that of a mystery novel. As I was reading the book, I thought that I would probably give it a four star rating. But the ending was so beautifully moving that it bumped itself up.
The story is interesting and thought-provoking and the writing is lean but never pretentious. What I liked most about this book, though, was the rich characterization and the great pleasure I took in reading a well-told story. You'll enjoy this short, great novel, even if you've never thought twice about Montana.
Marie Little Soldier reveals a dark secret that sets Sheriff Hayden off on an investigation that turns up much more than is expected. Add murder to the formula, and you have a page turning thriller that will leave you aghast at the direction it takes.
Watson's writing flows along effortlessly as you catapult to an ending of cataclysmic proportion for this family. A family that has not only thrived on the justice of their time, but also has held it like a scepter to which there were no reprisals.
This author writes with a western flare of youth lost to an irrepressible end, quite similar to "All the Pretty Horses". I am looking forward to "Justice" which is a prequel to "Montana 1948". It gives an added glimpse into the lives of the characters before the winds of change turn their world on end. Watson is a keen storyteller that is certainly worth reading. 12/28/00
"Montana 1948" is a quiet novel, filled with insight into the 12-year-old mind when dealing with important issues that threaten the family. All the characters -- good and bad -- are presented realistically and believably, and as a reader, I really had a sense of what small town life in 1948 Montana must have been like. Author Larry Watson sets at the heart of his novel the difficulty of having to choose between family and what is right and just, all revealed through the eyes of young David. Gripping and powerful, this is a remarkable piece of writing.
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Set in very rural Montana farm country this story, which takes place in 1948 takes you into one families life and secrets. Read morePublished 13 days ago by A. HAMBLY
This book reminds me in a way of "To Kill a Mockingbird," and "Shane," stories of young people growing up to see the world as a place that is unsafe and... Read morePublished 1 month ago by josephine briggs
Reread after many years. I still love this book; beautifully written.Published 2 months ago by Petlover