All But the Waltz: 2a Memoir of Five Generations in the Life of a Montana Family

Mary Clearman Blew, Author Viking Books $19.95 (240p) ISBN 978-0-670-83108-1
These powerful portraits span five generations of Blew's family's struggles to survive on the desolate ranchlands of central Montana, beginning in 1882. A bleaker view of home on the range is hard to imagine. Most of the men seem hopeless romantics, tragically flawed, while the women, who appear trapped in a he-man world, persevere--often heroically. To fiction writer Blew ( Runaway ) women like her schoolteacher grandmother and ranch-wife mother are the family pillars; her father and grandfather remain perplexing, despite her efforts to understand them. Blew concludes with a stirring description of her own ambivalent connection to this rugged part of the world. (Sept.)
Reviewed on: 09/02/1991
Release date: 09/01/1991
Paperback - 223 pages - 978-0-14-012892-5
Paperback - 223 pages - 978-0-8061-3321-8
Open Ebook - 236 pages - 978-0-8061-8086-1
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