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  1. says:

    Here is the Arbuckle family from 1916 46 Whew I couldn't put it down Each character is carved and the combination becomes dynamic Sad and filled with tragedy and yet such STRENGTH Very rarely do you get life in the country f

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    351916 1945If the freezing Montana winters didn't get you the loneliness on the farms might Silence loneliness and harsh conditions are the norm here and those who are able to stay and endure tend to adopt a phlegmatic approach to life And so it is with the Arbuckle family to the extent that not much is said nor much emoti

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    This is an old fashioned saga about a family on a ranch in the southeast corner of Montana The story is told by one of four brother

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    45 Although I have not lived on a farm this gave me a picture of how hard the work is and how devastating the depression drought and dust bowl were for those working the land Interesting characters seen over time

  5. says:

    I just finished reading In Open Spaces It was one of those rare novels that I didn't want to put down Unfortunately life intruded and it seemed to take me forever to read it but I made myself finish it today despite the piles and piles of paper

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    I seldom give books even good books five stars but this book was so wonderful I couldn't resist it Russell Rowland is a wonderful writer His dialogues in the book are so natural it is almost like you are in the room with the characters listening to them talk His character development was complete and the story

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    A good old fashioned page turner which follows a Montana ranching family from 1916 1946 Solidly written but few moments of shining prose

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    Set in Montana we step into the lives of the Arbunckle family from 1916 to 1946 through the depression This is a skilled writer who ca

  9. says:

    I don't read many novels but this novel was truly wonderful Rowland writes a touching story about family in Eastern Montana His tale is about history hope family violence mystery and so much There is something to be said about a book that to

  10. says:

    I am currently taking part in the Around the USA in 52 Books Challenge and what I am enjoying most about the challenge is that I am reading books that I probably wouldn't have given a second glance One such book is In Open Spaces In Open Spac

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Set in the vast and unforgiving prairie of eastern Montana from 1916 to 1946 In Open Spaces is the compelling story of the Arbuckle brothersGeorgeA rising baseball star who mysteriously drowns in the riverJackA World War I veteran who abandon. This is an old fashioned saga about a family on a ranch in the southeast corner of Montana The story is told by one of four brothers starting in 1916 when he is a 14 year old boy and ending in 1946 Told in the first person it maintains a 1940s sensibility For even though it tells the story of the narrator s decades long attraction to his brother s wife there is still a chasteness about their relationship that would be implausible in a story told 50 years later Suppressing his own sexuality the narrator remains inexperienced well into his 30s and there is a glancingly graceful moment in his story as a widow he is courting discovers this on their first night togetherMoving slowly through 30 years of western history the novel captures the hard scrabble life of a family on the plains with accounts of prairie fire the withering drought of the Depression years and finally the beginnings of economic recovery as war rages in Europe and the Pacific Children are born young adults grow old There are marriages illnesses accidents and deaths to be mourned Personalities clash and conflicts linger without resolution One brother drowns another disappears for periods at a time one brother turns down a chance to play professional baseball another marries unwisely And as the years come and go the family remains on the ranch finding strength in the land when they do not find it in each otherRowland often rises well to the material The narrator s trip to Omaha where he secretly meets up with a baseball scout is well told especially as it includes an encounter with the Negro League pitcher Satchel Paige An especially vivid scene involves the efforts of two people the narrator and his sister in law tending to a cow whose womb has prolapsed after giving birth Their struggle to save the cow lasting hours is told in breathtaking detail and grows to an emotional pitch that comes to represent the difficult intensity of their own relationshipI recommend this novel for those interested in the rural West ranch life the Depression and the intricacies of extended families It s a good solid read

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Is brother's deathWith breathtaking descriptions of the Montana landscape Russell Rowland masterfully weaves a fascinating tale of the psychological wars that can rip a family apartand ultimately the redemption that can bring them back togeth. I don t read many novels but this novel was truly wonderful Rowland writes a touching story about family in Eastern Montana His tale is about history hope family violence mystery and so much There is something to be said about a book that touches the reader in some many ways yet keeps them wondering and thinking I am a big fan of Rowland s nonfiction book West of 98 and now I m a big fan of his novel I plan on reading parts two and three as well another novel and will surely be impressed As a reader who is interested in the American West and Pacific Northwest I feel slightly ashamed for not reading this sooner but happy to have finally read this masterpiece Make your own model forts & castles rip a family apartand ultimately the Tremors of Fury (The Days of Ash and Fury redemption that can bring them back togeth. I don t How Julian and Nigel Turned Each Other Gay (Inadvertently), or So They Both Claim read many novels but this novel was truly wonderful Rowland writes a touching story about family in Eastern Montana His tale is about history hope family violence mystery and so much There is something to be said about a book that touches the Illustrated Workbook for Self-Therapy for Your Inner Critic reading parts two and three as well another novel and will surely be impressed As a A Daddy for Christmas reading this sooner but happy to have finally Banned in Britain read this masterpiece

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S his family only to return to reclaim the family ranchBobThe youngest brother whose marriage to Helen creates a fault line between him and the rest of his familyBlakeA shrewd observant man burdened with growing suspicions of Jack's role in h. 45 Although I have not lived on a farm this gave me a picture of how hard the work is and how devastating the depression drought and dust bowl were for those working the land Interesting characters seen over time