Dancing at the Rascal Fair

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Perennial Library, 1988 - Fiction - 405 pages
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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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Review: Dancing at the Rascal Fair (Two Medicine Trilogy #2)

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Excellent!! Among the best American historical fiction I've read. right up there with John Jakes. Two Scottish friends, Rob Barclay and Angus McCaskill, decide to emigrate to America. The author tells ... Read full review

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

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First section - young men coming of age and dealing with the challenges of pioneer life after traveling to an unfamiliar country. 5 stars! Second section - love triangle. 3 stars..... Averages out to 4 stars and a wish that the author had shortened up the last bit. Read full review

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Ivan Doig was born in White Sulphur Springs, Montana in 1939. He received bachelor's and master's degrees in journalism from Northwestern University and a Ph.D. in history from University of Washington. Before becoming an author, he worked as a ranch hand and a journalist. His non-fiction works include This House of Sky, Winter Brothers, and Heart Earth. His fiction titles include English Creek, Dancing at the Rascal Fair, Bucking the Sun, The Whistling Season, The Bartender's Tale, and Last Bus to Wisdom. He received several awards including the Western Literature Association's Lifetime Distinguished Achievement Award and the Wallace Stegner Award in 2007. He died of multiple myeloma on April 8, 2015 at the age of 75.

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