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
0915943131
9781571310613
1571310614
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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mardscott
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!

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mlund
Jul 31, 2016

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

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KarenW
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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