Winter Brothers: A Season at the Edge of America

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Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, Oct 1, 1982 - Biography & Autobiography - 264 pages
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The author of the much praised "This House of Sky" achieves a magnificent evocation of the Pacific Northwest through his exploration of the unpublished diaries of James Gilchrist Swan, an early settler of the region who was drawn from Boston in the 1850s. Doig fuses excerpts from the diaries with a journal of this own as he travels in Swan's footsteps one winter along the once wild coastline of Puget Sound and the Strait of Juan de Fuca. What emerges from this interaction of two remarkable minds is a dialogue across time, linking our own generation with the reality of the American frontier.
 

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Contents

Section 1
10
Section 2
11
Section 3
24
Section 4
27
Section 5
28
Section 6
42
Section 7
48
Section 8
53
Section 23
119
Section 24
132
Section 25
141
Section 26
146
Section 27
147
Section 28
156
Section 29
164
Section 30
175

Section 9
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Section 10
62
Section 11
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Section 12
75
Section 13
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Section 14
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Section 15
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Section 16
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Section 17
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Section 18
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Section 19
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Section 20
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Section 21
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Section 22
105
Section 31
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Section 32
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Section 33
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Section 34
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Section 35
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Section 36
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Section 37
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Section 38
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Section 39
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Section 40
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Section 41
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Section 42
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Section 43
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About the author (1982)

Ivan Doig was born in Montana in 1939 and grew up along the Rocky Mountain Front, the dramatic landscape that has inspired much of his writing. A recipient of a lifetime Distinguished Achievement Award from the Western Literature Association, he is the author of eight previous novels, most recently The Whistling Season, and three works of nonfiction, including This House of Sky . He lives in Seattle.

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