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The Bartender

The Bartender's Tale

The Bartender's Tale( )
Author: Doig, Ivan
Publication Date:Aug 2013
Publisher:Penguin Publishing Group
Imprint:Riverhead Books (Hardcover)
Book Format:Paperback
List Price:USD $16.00
Book Description:

A national bestseller, the story of "a boy's last days of youth and a history his father can't leave behind" (The Daily Beast). Tom Harry has a streak of frost in his black pompadour and a venerable bar called The Medicine Lodge, the chief watering hole and last refuge in the town of Gros Ventre, in northern Montana. Tom also has a son named Rusty, an "accident between the sheets" whose mother deserted them both years ago. The pair make an odd kind of family,...
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Detailed Subjects: Fiction / General
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):5.14 x 8.01 x 0.92 Inches
Book Weight:0.67 Pounds
Author Biography
Doig, Ivan (Author)
Ivan Doig was born in White Sulphur Springs, Montana in 1939. He received bachelor's and master's degrees in journalism from Northwestern University and a Ph.D. in history from University of Washington. Before becoming an author, he worked as a ranch hand and a journalist.

His non-fiction works include This House of Sky, Winter Brothers, and Heart Earth. His fiction titles include English Creek, Dancing at the Rascal Fair, Bucking the Sun, The Whistling Season, The Bartender's Tale, and Last Bus to Wisdom. He received several awards including the Western Literature Association's Lifetime Distinguished Achievement Award and the Wallace Stegner Award in 2007. He died of multiple myeloma on April 8, 2015 at the age of 75.


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