Diane leads a discussion about the collection of stories which won the 2009 Pulitzer Prize for fiction.
The Washington Post says, “Ivan Doig writes about a vanished way of life on the Western plains with the kind of irony-free nostalgia that seems downright courageous in these ironic times.” He presents his latest novel about a remarkable year in the life of a widower and his three young sons.
- Ivan Doig the author of eight previous novels, most recently "The Whistling Season," and three works of nonfiction, including "This House of Sky."
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