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[Pdf] The Mountain and the Fathers Growing Up on the Big Dry ✓ Joe Wilkins


  • Hardcover
  • 240
  • The Mountain and the Fathers Growing Up on the Big Dry
  • Joe Wilkins
  • English
  • 03 December 2019
  • 9781582437941

10 thoughts on “The Mountain and the Fathers Growing Up on the Big Dry

  1. says:

    My father promised me a shotgun for my 12th birthday which was not at all unusual for a Montana kid Certainly n

  2. says:

    Joe Wilkins writes in beautiful prose of his life in Eastern Montana He tells a story in each chapter as if a certain subject Lake Water Sky Slow Breath or person his mother Bruce Wheatry Kelly Dempsey each brought to his mind pictures and lessons learned Wilkins writing is almost like reading poetry It is descriptive poignant sometime sad and sometimes hilarious Life on the Big Dry was certainly hard but from all of it he gained a knowl

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    The language Oh the language Swoon

  4. says:

    I thought this was a sad book about growing up fatherless in a tough world of poverty isolation and manual labor in Eastern Montana

  5. says:

    Wilkins is a poet and each short chapter delivers the rhythms and song of the best writing What is even remarkable is that these chapterprose poems subtly construct a remarkable narrative that gathers momentum and delivers

  6. says:

    I enjoyed this very much I personally know the author and live close to the setting of the book Several places brought tears to my eyes Well done Joe

  7. says:

    Book recommended to me by a classmate and is mainly composed of short flashbacks The human elements in this book are stirring and to me the message delivered is in the same vein as Cather's classic O Pioneers and many of Steinbeck's works Easily one of the best books I've ever read If you grew up in a place where it never rains and everyone tries to get out most failing then don't hesitate to read this book This author

  8. says:

    Joe Wilkins grew up in a water starved stretch of eastern Montana known as the Big Dry With his new book he returns to the unforgivin

  9. says:

    One of the most beautiful books I've ever read My heart

  10. says:

    A well crafted memoir of a young boy raised by his mother and grandfather after the death his father He structures the book around the men in rural Montana east of the Rockies who he emulated and others who he le

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The Mountain and the Fathers Growing Up on the Big Dry

Ly grandfather following the untimely death of his father That early loss stretches out across the Big Dry and Wilkins uses his own story and those of the young boys and men growing up around him to examine the violence confusion and rural poverty found in this distinctly American landscape Ultimate. I enjoyed this very much I personally know the author and live close to the setting of the book Several places brought tears to my eyes Well done Joe

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Ly these lives put forth a new examination of myth and manhood in the American west and cast a journalistic eye on how young men seek to transcend their surroundings in the search for a better life Rather than dwell on grief or ruin Wilkins’ memoir posits that it is our stories that sustain us and. Book recommended to me by a classmate and is mainly composed of short flashbacks The human elements in this book are stirring and to me the message delivered is in the same vein as Cather s classic O Pioneers and many of Steinbeck s works Easily one of the best books I ve ever read If you grew up in a place where it never rains and everyone tries to get out most failing then don t hesitate to read this book This author is haunted by so many western elements it is almost unbearably relatable This book left me crying suddenly about every thirty pages I will check out this author s collections of poetry in the future Wonderful Wild Man Creek (Virgin River, recommended to me by a classmate and is mainly composed of short flashbacks The human elements in this book are stirring and to me the message delivered is in the same vein as Cather s classic O Pioneers and many of Steinbeck s works Easily one of the best books I ve ever Homewrecker rains and everyone tries to get out most failing then don t hesitate to Make your own model forts & castles read this book This author is haunted by so many western elements it is almost unbearably Tremors of Fury (The Days of Ash and Fury relatable This book left me crying suddenly about every thirty pages I will check out this author s collections of poetry in the future Wonderful

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The Mountain and The Fathers explores the life of boys and men in the unforgiving harsh world north of the Bull Mountains of eastern Montana in a drought afflicted area called the Big Dry a land that chews up old and young alike Joe Wilkins was born into this world raised by a young mother and elder. The language Oh the language Swoon

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