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Dancing at the Rascal Fair
Dancing at the Rascal Fair | Ivan Doig
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The central volume in Ivan Doig's acclaimed Montana trilogy, Dancing at the Rascal Fair is an authentic saga of the American experience at the turn of this century and a passionate, portrayal of the immigrants who dared to try new lives in the imposing Rocky Mountains. Ivan Doig's supple tale of landseekers unfolds into a fateful contest of the heart between Anna Ramsay and Angus McCaskill, walled apart by their obligations as they and their stormy kith and kin vie to tame the brutal, beautiful Two Medicine country.
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Lcsmcat
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The Doig novel that got me hooked on his writing. #fair #letstravelaugust @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @OriginalCyn620

OriginalCyn620 👌🏻📚🎡 3mo
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Lcsmcat
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I think Doig is one of the most overlooked authors of our day. This was the first book of his that I read and, even though it is the middle of a trilogy, it stands on its own. I highly #adventrecommends anything by Doig. @emilyrose_x

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Lcsmcat
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Ivan Doig is #underrated in my opinion. His writing is gentle and poetic, and yet he evokes the wide open west of Montana in all its ruggedness. #31biokpics @howjessreads

Emilymdxn Love Ivan doig!! 14mo
Tamra Agreed! 14mo
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Lcsmcat
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Tamra I really like Doig‘s novels! 1y
KarmonR I am not familiar with Doig. Say more. 1y
Lcsmcat @KarmonR He‘s a Montana writer whose prose I think of as gentle and poetic. There are stories about people with tough lives, but they‘re not tough stories, if that makes sense. These 3 are a trilogy. A good intro might be 1y
KarmonR Thanks for recommending the starting point. :) 1y
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Lcsmcat
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Doig sets most of his work in Montana - Big #Sky country. I love his poetic writing, and this was the first of his works that I ever read. #coolbooks @Linsy

Linsy Poetic writing gets me intrigued! 1y
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Hannah_Haymond
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I always enjoy Ivan Doig's writing, and am happy to have finally read this one. It's a story of two immigrants making their home in Montana, with all the joys and tragedy that come with early pioneer life. It unfolds so beautifully and the characters tell their stories in such an authentic way, that I was sorry to see it end.

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Hannah_Haymond

"I knew something new now. That simply being afraid was nowhere near so bad as being afraid and retching your socks up at the same time."

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Hannah_Haymond

The pacing, the plot, the characters -- everything here feels authentic and timeless. I find myself pacing this one out, because I don't want it to end. Ivan Doig is amazing.