Set in Montana and following the course of two marriages marked by happiness and sorrows, this novel chronicles two generations of the Metlen family and their struggles to presevere in early twentieth-century America
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Savage's wonderfully written and beautifully detailed novel deals with the Metlen family of Grayling, Montana, in the early part of this century. John, Lizzie, and their son Zack make their living as ranchers and hotel owners. While initially among the first families in town, they lose their social status as the town develops and the big money men take over. They are people of substance with visions just a bit out of step with others, and with their share of weaknesses. Zack's work with the development of radio for entertainment is an effective device used to advance the story and illuminate the character of his beautiful wife. In general, much is left out and the story is better for it. Characterized by smooth writing and a satisfying style, it is one of those rare stories that lingers in the mind of its readers. Allayne C. Heyduk, Riverside Sch., Oneonta, N.Y.
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Set in Montana from 1890 to 1920, the novel portrays the family of John Metlen, a founding father of the small town of Grayling. "This moving story illustrating the power of luck, character and fate to shape lives is written in compressed prose capable of quiet irony as well as occasional passages of lyricism," praised PW.
Copyright 1990 Reed Business Information, Inc.
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Book Description Thorndike Pr, 1989. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Lrg. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0896212262
Book Description Thorndike Pr, 1989. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P110896212262