Top Marketplace offers for ISBN

9780156031080

Heart Earth

Doig, Ivan

Not the book you're looking for? Search for all books with this author and title
9780156031080: Heart Earth

Ivan Doig grew up with only a vague memory of his mother, Berneta, who died on his sixth birthday. Then he discovered a cache of her letters--and through them, a spunky, passionate, can-do woman as at home in the saddle as behind a sewing machine, and as in love with language as Doig would prove to be. In this moving prequel to his acclaimed memoir This House of Sky, Doig brings to life his childhood before his mother's death and the family's journey from the Montana mountains to the Arizona desert and back again. He eloquently captures the texture of the American West during and after World War II, the fortune of a family, and one woman's indomitable spirit.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

From the Back Cover:

"Like Doig's This House of Sky, this book repeatedly proves the power of language. Ivan Doig uses words like oil paint to create canvasses of enduring value and originality."-- Los Angeles Times

Ivan Doig grew up with only a vague memory of his mother, Berneta, who died on his sixth birthday. Then he discovered a cache of her letters--and through them, a spunky, passionate, can-do woman as at home in the saddle as behind a sewing machine, and as in love with language as Doig would prove to be. In this moving prequel to his acclaimed memoir This House of Sky, Doig brings to life his childhood before his mother's death and the family's journey from the Montana mountains to the Arizona desert and back again. He eloquently captures the texture of the American West during and after World War II, the fortune of a family, and one woman's indomitable spirit.

"Fresh, vivid language [energizes] Doig's keen insight into a woman whose warmth he felt only briefly."-- The Seattle Times

"An affecting book, heartbreaking in its recital of the stark severance of a young family's life, but ennobling in the implacable spirit that infuses its pages . . . [It] should endure as [a] magnificent testimonial to the men and women who people it, and as [a] classic of the bittersweet history of the American West."-- The Washington Times

Ivan Doig is the author of ten previous books, including the memoir This House of Sky, a National Book Award Finalist. A former ranch hand, newspaperman, and magazine editor, Doig holds a Ph.D. in history from the University of Washington. He lives in Seattle.

About the Author:

Ivan Doig is the author of ten previous books, including the novels Prairie Nocturne and Dancing at the Rascal Fair. A former ranch hand, newspaperman, and magazine editor, Doig holds a Ph.D. in history from the University of Washington. He lives in Seattle.

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Buy New View Book
List Price: US$
US$ 14.09

Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.

Destination, Rates & Speeds

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Doig, Ivan Author
Published by HARVEST BOOKS, United States (2006)
ISBN 10: 0156031086 ISBN 13: 9780156031080
New Paperback Quantity Available: 10
Print on Demand
Seller
The Book Depository US
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description HARVEST BOOKS, United States, 2006. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Reprint. 196 x 135 mm. Language: English Brand New Book ***** Print on Demand *****. With its powerful echoes of a family and its fate, Heart Earth is the fitting companion to Ivan Doig s classic memoir, This House of Sky. Against the backdrop of World War Two and the American land before and since, this remarkably told saga of the Doigs and their journey from a defense housing project in boomtime Arizona to the high country of their Montana origins builds with the drama only real life can hold. Here we see an adventurous mother miraculously back again in the evocative lines of her wartime letters after all else of her. . . has been only farthest childscapes, half-rememberings thinned by so many years since ; a resonant father who gives off the tense hum of a wire in the wind as he strives, in memorably go-getting fashion, to make his family secure against chronic odds; and a child, touchy and thorough, doctrinaire and dreamy, who early learns to infiltrate the drama-filled world of grown-ups by standing back and prowling with the ears. In that last winter of the war, she knew to use pointblank ink, begins this unusual blend of heartfelt memoir and narrative skills. As ever in the writing of Ivan Doig, the most innocent sentence has the trap of poetry. Heart Earth is the most imaginative - and moving - book yet from the writer, The Washington Post has said, whose work makes readers recall why they love to read, reminds writers why they ever wanted to write in the first place. Bookseller Inventory # APC9780156031080

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 14.09
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

2.

Doig, Ivan Author
ISBN 10: 0156031086 ISBN 13: 9780156031080
New Paperback Quantity Available: > 20
Print on Demand
Seller
BargainBookStores
(Grand Rapids, MI, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Paperback. Book Condition: New. This item is printed on demand. Item doesn't include CD/DVD. Bookseller Inventory # 1121392

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 10.11
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

3.

Doig, Ivan Author
Published by HARVEST BOOKS, United States (2006)
ISBN 10: 0156031086 ISBN 13: 9780156031080
New Paperback Quantity Available: 10
Print on Demand
Seller
The Book Depository
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description HARVEST BOOKS, United States, 2006. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Reprint. 196 x 135 mm. Language: English Brand New Book ***** Print on Demand *****.With its powerful echoes of a family and its fate, Heart Earth is the fitting companion to Ivan Doig s classic memoir, This House of Sky. Against the backdrop of World War Two and the American land before and since, this remarkably told saga of the Doigs and their journey from a defense housing project in boomtime Arizona to the high country of their Montana origins builds with the drama only real life can hold. Here we see an adventurous mother miraculously back again in the evocative lines of her wartime letters after all else of her. . . has been only farthest childscapes, half-rememberings thinned by so many years since ; a resonant father who gives off the tense hum of a wire in the wind as he strives, in memorably go-getting fashion, to make his family secure against chronic odds; and a child, touchy and thorough, doctrinaire and dreamy, who early learns to infiltrate the drama-filled world of grown-ups by standing back and prowling with the ears. In that last winter of the war, she knew to use pointblank ink, begins this unusual blend of heartfelt memoir and narrative skills. As ever in the writing of Ivan Doig, the most innocent sentence has the trap of poetry. Heart Earth is the most imaginative - and moving - book yet from the writer, The Washington Post has said, whose work makes readers recall why they love to read, reminds writers why they ever wanted to write in the first place. Bookseller Inventory # APC9780156031080

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 16.36
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

4.

Doig, Ivan Author
Published by Mariner Books (2006)
ISBN 10: 0156031086 ISBN 13: 9780156031080
New Softcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Book Deals
(Richmond Hill, ON, Canada)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Mariner Books, 2006. Book Condition: New. Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: Doig returns to the rich territory he explored in This House of Sky in this moving prequel--a stunning memoir that captures the texture of the American West during and after World War II. "Doig (is) at the top of his considerable powers, moving smoothly between fact and memory and meditation".--Seattle Post-Intelligencer. Bookseller Inventory # ABE_book_new_0156031086

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 16.39
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From Canada to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

5.

Doig, Ivan Author
Published by Mariner Books
ISBN 10: 0156031086 ISBN 13: 9780156031080
New PAPERBACK Quantity Available: 20
Seller
Books Market
(Hayward, CA, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Mariner Books. PAPERBACK. Book Condition: New. 0156031086 Brand New in Mint condition. Guaranteed delivery in 2-4 days when you order with Expedited Shipping! No Expedited shipping to PO Boxes. Bookseller Inventory # 0156031086

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 12.42
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

6.

Doig, Ivan Author
Published by Mariner Books
ISBN 10: 0156031086 ISBN 13: 9780156031080
New Paperback Quantity Available: 20
Print on Demand
Seller
BuySomeBooks
(Las Vegas, NV, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Mariner Books. Paperback. Book Condition: New. This item is printed on demand. Paperback. 176 pages. Ivan Doig grew up with only a vague memory of his mother, Berneta, who died on his sixth birthday. Then he discovered a cache of her letters--and through them, a spunky, passionate, can-do woman as at home in the saddle as behind a sewing machine, and as in love with language as Doig would prove to be. In this moving prequel to his acclaimed memoir This House of Sky, Doig brings to life his childhood before his mothers death and the familys journey from the Montana mountains to the Arizona desert and back again. He eloquently captures the texture of the American West during and after World War II, the fortune of a family, and one womans indomitable spirit. This item ships from La Vergne,TN. Paperback. Bookseller Inventory # 9780156031080

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 12.47
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.95
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

7.

Doig, Ivan Author
ISBN 10: 0156031086 ISBN 13: 9780156031080
New Quantity Available: 5
Seller
Chiron Media
(Wallingford, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Book Condition: New. Brand new book, sourced directly from publisher. Dispatch time is 24-48 hours from our warehouse. Book will be sent in robust, secure packaging to ensure it reaches you securely. Bookseller Inventory # NU-ING-00420886

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 12.40
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 4.63
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

8.

Doig, Ivan Author
ISBN 10: 0156031086 ISBN 13: 9780156031080
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller
PORT HOLE BOOKS and PUBLISHING
(Florence, OR, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description 2006. Paperback. Book Condition: New. New trade paperback. Bookseller Inventory # 014400

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 13.00
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 4.50
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

9.

Doig, Ivan Author
Published by Mariner Books (2006)
ISBN 10: 0156031086 ISBN 13: 9780156031080
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller
ExtremelyReliable
(RICHMOND, TX, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Mariner Books, 2006. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Reprint. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0156031086

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 16.66
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

10.

Doig, Ivan Author
Published by Mariner Books
ISBN 10: 0156031086 ISBN 13: 9780156031080
New PAPERBACK Quantity Available: > 20
Seller
Russell Books
(Victoria, BC, Canada)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Mariner Books. PAPERBACK. Book Condition: New. 0156031086 Special order direct from the distributor. Bookseller Inventory # ING9780156031080

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 13.95
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 7.00
From Canada to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

There are more copies of this book

View all search results for this book