Montana 1948

Montana 1948

A Novel

Book - 1993
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David 12, comes of age during 1948 when his uncle is accused of molesting and murdering Native Americans in his small Montana town
Publisher: Minneapolis, MN : Milkweed Editions, 1993
ISBN: 9780915943135
Characteristics: 175 pages ; 20 cm


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SanRafaelStaff_Adult Oct 19, 2017

To twelve-year-old David Hayden, his family is comfortable and familiar. But when their Sioux housekeeper whispers her darkest fears in the heat of a fever, these statements, and the investigation they spark, will change David and his family forever.

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Aug 31, 2018

On of the best books I have read this year. Characterization wonderful. Gripping plot.

May 21, 2018

Reminded me of the literary style of TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD. Watson's central narrator is, supposedly, a teacher (age 52ish) who is looking back at life in Montana in 1948 when he was age 12. I loved the book: could not set it down! Well written story!

Jul 31, 2016

Worthy of the acclaim and national book awards it has received. Couldn't put it down!

Aug 26, 2005

When we first meet David Hayden he is a grown man, but the person we come to know is a much younger David. Looking for truth and considering the world to be black and white, young David is shocked at finding the skeletons of abuse and racism that are a part of his family. His father, the local sheriff, must make some hard decisions regarding family loyalty and justice. In the end, the harsh light of reality reveals a secret strength that David never knew he or his family had. This award winning novel tells a story in a manner that matches the landscape of Montana; full of small gullies and everything is not as exposed as you might think.


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