Last Bus to Wisdom
Two Medicine Country - A Novel
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Named a Best Book of the Year by the Seattle Times and Kirkus Review
The final novel from a great American storyteller.
Donal Cameron is being raised by his grandmother, the cook at the legendary Double W ranch in Ivan Doig’s beloved Two Medicine Country of the Montana Rockies, a landscape that gives full rein to an eleven-year-old’s imagination. But when Gram has to have surgery for “female trouble” in the summer of 1951, all she can think to do is to ship Donal off to her sister in faraway Manitowoc, Wisconsin. There Donal is in for a rude surprise: Aunt Kate–bossy, opinionated, argumentative, and tyrannical—is nothing like her sister. She henpecks her good-natured husband, Herman the German, and Donal can’t seem to get on her good side either. After one contretemps too many, Kate packs him back to the authorities in Montana on the next Greyhound. But as it turns out, Donal isn’t traveling solo: Herman the German has decided to fly the coop with him. In the immortal American tradition, the pair light out for the territory together, meeting a classic Doigian ensemble of characters and having rollicking misadventures along the way.
Charming, wise, and slyly funny, Last Bus to Wisdom is a last sweet gift from a writer whose books have bestowed untold pleasure on countless readers.
From the Hardcover edition.
From Publishers Weekly
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Last Bus to Wisdom.
Doig is always delightful but this is a gem. Sweet, Magical, funny and heartbreaking. Superbly satisfying to the very last breath. Masterful!
The best story teller ever
What a great story with the most memorable characters ever. I can't wait to start another Ivan Doig novel.
Last Bus to Wisdom
Loved this book! I've read all of Ivan Doig's books and this one is excellent!
- Category: Historical
- Published: Aug 18, 2015
- Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
- Seller: PENGUIN GROUP USA, INC.
- Print Length: 480 Pages
- Language: English
- Series: Two Medicine Country