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The Whistling Season

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Can't cook but doesn't bite." So begins the newspaper ad offering the services of an "A-1 housekeeper, sound morals, exceptional disposition" that draws the hungry attention of widower Oliver Milliron in the fall of 1909. And so begins the unforgettable season that deposits the noncooking, nonbiting, ever-whistling Rose Llewellyn and her font-of-knowledge brother, Morris Morgan, in Marias Coulee along with a stampede of homesteaders drawn by the promise of the Big Ditch-a gargantuan irrigation project intended to make the Montana prairie bloom. When the schoolmarm runs off with an itinerant preacher, Morris is pressed into service, setting the stage for the "several kinds of education"-none of them of the textbook variety-Morris and Rose will bring to Oliver, his three sons, and the rambunctious students in the region's one-room schoolhouse. A paean to a vanished way of life and the eccentric individuals and idiosyncratic institutions that made it fertile, The Whistling Season is Ivan Doig at his evocative best.


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Publisher: HMH Books Edition: 1
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Kindle Book

  • Release date: May 5, 2011

OverDrive Read

  • ISBN: 9780156035637
  • Release date: May 5, 2011

EPUB ebook

  • ISBN: 9780156035637
  • File size: 662 KB
  • Release date: February 1, 2007

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subjects

Fiction Literature

Languages

English

Levels

ATOS Level:6.8
Interest Level:9-12(UG)
Text Difficulty:5

Can't cook but doesn't bite." So begins the newspaper ad offering the services of an "A-1 housekeeper, sound morals, exceptional disposition" that draws the hungry attention of widower Oliver Milliron in the fall of 1909. And so begins the unforgettable season that deposits the noncooking, nonbiting, ever-whistling Rose Llewellyn and her font-of-knowledge brother, Morris Morgan, in Marias Coulee along with a stampede of homesteaders drawn by the promise of the Big Ditch-a gargantuan irrigation project intended to make the Montana prairie bloom. When the schoolmarm runs off with an itinerant preacher, Morris is pressed into service, setting the stage for the "several kinds of education"-none of them of the textbook variety-Morris and Rose will bring to Oliver, his three sons, and the rambunctious students in the region's one-room schoolhouse. A paean to a vanished way of life and the eccentric individuals and idiosyncratic institutions that made it fertile, The Whistling Season is Ivan Doig at his evocative best.


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  • Details

    Publisher:
    HMH Books
    Edition:
    1

    Awards:

    Kindle Book
    Release date: May 5, 2011

    OverDrive Read
    ISBN: 9780156035637
    Release date: May 5, 2011

    EPUB ebook
    ISBN: 9780156035637
    File size: 662 KB
    Release date: February 1, 2007

  • Creators
  • Formats
    Kindle Book
    OverDrive Read
    EPUB ebook
  • Languages
    English
  • Levels
    ATOS Level: 6.8
    Interest Level: 9-12(UG)
    Text Difficulty: 5
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