Books by Ivan Doig

Ivan Doig is the author of ten previous books, including the novels Prairie Nocturne and Dancing at the Rascal Fair. A former ranch hand, newspaperman, and magazine editor, Doig holds a Ph.D. in history from the University of Washington. He lives in Seatt


SWEET THUNDER by Ivan Doig
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 20, 2013

"An enjoyable change-up from The Bartender's Tale (2012) and welcome evidence that Doig, in his 70s, is more prolific and entertaining than ever."
Morrie Morgan returns (Work Song, 2010, etc.) to again confront the evil Anaconda Copper Mining Company, as well as several unwelcome reminders of his checkered past. Read full book review >
THE BARTENDER'S TALE by Ivan Doig
Released: Aug. 21, 2012

"Possibly the best novel yet by one of America's premier storytellers."
His father's past both unsettles and entices Rusty Harry in Doig's latest loving portrait of Montana and its crusty inhabitants (Work Song, 2010, etc.). Read full book review >
WORK SONG by Ivan Doig
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 1, 2010

"More atmospheric, pleasingly old-fashioned storytelling from Doig (The Eleventh Man, 2008, etc.), whose ear for the way people spoke and thought in times gone by is as faultless as ever."
Returning to Montana in 1919, ten years after he pinch-hit as a rural schoolteacher in The Whistling Season (2006), Morris Morgan finds the city of Butte roiled by labor unrest. Read full book review >
THE ELEVENTH MAN by Ivan Doig
Released: Oct. 1, 2008

"Another fine effort from a veteran writer who knows how to play to his strengths while continuing to challenge himself."
The members of a legendary Montana college football team become grist for the World War II PR mill in this latest from Doig (The Whistling Season, 2006, etc.). Read full book review >
THE WHISTLING SEASON by Ivan Doig
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 1, 2006

"Minor work, carried along by homespun charm."
Scenes from an early-20th-century Montana childhood, from this veteran Western author (Prairie Nocturne, 2003, etc.). Read full book review >
PRAIRIE NOCTURNE by Ivan Doig
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2003

"Fine work from a quintessentially American writer."
Another atmospheric Montana drama from Doig (Mountain Times, 1999, etc.), this one taking a side trip to Manhattan during the Harlem Renaissance as it portrays three strong, self-willed protagonists grappling with racial prejudice and their own emotions. Read full book review >
BUCKING THE SUN by Ivan Doig
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 1996

"Doig's real achievement is to chronicle—with empathy and precise, lyrical authority, down to the last load of gravel hauled in a sturdy Ford truck—the magnificent Fort Peck project and the desperate times out of which it arose."
 The sprawling tale that Doig, author of the Montana trilogy (English Creek, 1984; Dancing at the Rascal Fair, 1987; and Ride with Me, Moriah Montana, 1990), has been working on for years. Read full book review >
HEART EARTH by Ivan Doig
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 1, 1993

"Even when mining some of the same material that appeared there, he claims new territory for the significant figures in his life."
 Fifteen years after This House of Sky, Doig (Ride with Me, Mariah Montana, 1990, etc.) returns to his earliest days in another profoundly original and lustrous re-creation. Read full book review >