Dancing at the Rascal Fair

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Perennial Library, 1988 - Fiction - 405 pages
204 Reviews
Angus and Rob emigrate from Scotland to America to settle as sheep farmers in Montana. Rob soon marries, and Angus, eventually, falls in love with a woman that later marries another man. Angus, the narrator of the book, never recovers, and his love for her haunts the rest of his days.

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Brilliant. Lovely prose. - Goodreads
Wonderful story and beautiful, evocative writing. - Goodreads
My introduction to Doig. Fun reading. - Goodreads
And a good love story. - Goodreads
I loved the writing style. - Goodreads
The writing was wonderful and lyrical. - Goodreads

Review: Dancing at the Rascal Fair (Two Medicine Trilogy #2)

User Review  - Fiona - Goodreads

So well written, but not as many surprises/smiles as "The Whistling season". Read full review

Review: Dancing at the Rascal Fair (Two Medicine Trilogy #2)

User Review  - Etta Mcquade - Goodreads

A very nicely crafted book, although I got impatient with Angus' continuing love for Anna, who had married someone else, when he himself later married an outstanding woman, Adair. The Montana ... Read full review

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About the author (1988)

Born in White Sulphur Springs, Mont. in 1939, Doig grew up along the Rocky Mountain Front where many of his stories are set. A writer of fiction and non-fiction, he has worked as a ranch hand, newspaper man, and a magazine editor. He obtained bachelor's and master's degrees in journalism from Northwestern University, a Ph.D. in history from University of Washington, and holds honorary doctorates at Montana State University and Lewis and Clark College. His non-fiction works include This House of Sky (a National Book Award finalist in 1978), Winter Brothers (1980), and Heart Earth (1993). Fiction titles include English Creek (1984), Dancing at the Rascal Fair (1987), and Bucking the Sun.

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