The Curlew's Cry

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U of Nebraska Press, 1994 - Fiction - 382 pages
9 Reviews
The Curlew's Cry is the story of three decades in the life of Pamela Lacey and a Montana town. Descended from pioneers and the daughter of a rancher, Pamela lives according to her own script, and nothing seems to happen as expected. The world beats on - World War I, the influenza epidemic of 1917, the Great Depression - and local fortunes rise and fall with the price of beef. For Pamela the fight that counts is defined by a sense of independence and pervasive loneliness, by the twists and turns of love and friendship. Tragic events transpire, but by the end of The Curlew's Cry it is clear that, if Montana brings out the best in man, it is also a place where women like Pamela can achieve power and magnanimity.
  

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User Review  - Laurel Wicke - Goodreads

A recent Mildred Walker fan, I looked forward to reading more of her works. This one doesn't disappoint! The Curlew's Cry is complex in theme and its heroine, Pamela Lacey, is a puzzle--even to ... Read full review

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User Review  - Michele - Goodreads

My favorite book by Mildred. Read full review

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Contents

Section 1
1
Section 2
9
Section 3
26
Section 4
38
Section 5
46
Section 6
75
Section 7
93
Section 8
101
Section 18
251
Section 19
255
Section 20
259
Section 21
264
Section 22
272
Section 23
282
Section 24
286
Section 25
301

Section 9
137
Section 10
141
Section 11
147
Section 12
153
Section 13
161
Section 14
178
Section 15
200
Section 16
209
Section 17
243
Section 26
308
Section 27
313
Section 28
319
Section 29
327
Section 30
336
Section 31
345
Section 32
350
Section 33
369
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About the author (1994)

Mary Clearman Blew is the acclaimed author of "Runaway," "All But the Waltz: Essays on a Montana Family," and most recently "Balsamroot: A Memoir." The University of Nebraska Press has reprinted "Fireweed" and "Winter Wheat," two other widely praised novels by Mildred Walker.

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