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Jun 10

Staff Picks - Books Set in Montana

Posted on June 10, 2020 at 8:33 AM by Bobbie Clark

Dear Reader,  

Today we have three terrific book recommendations from our Library Director, John Finn. These novels are all set in Montana and written by authors currently living in Montana or who have lived here in the past.  

Thanks John!  


Montana 1


Blind your Ponies  

By Stanley Gordon West  

I liked this book's Ivan Doig-like story of a small-town Montana high school basketball team's travails and losses. The story takes place in Willow Creek, MT. Home to the Willow Creek Saloon. A two-seat bicycle plays a role in the story. A two-seat bicycle sits outside of the Willow Creek Saloon today!  

Available in library catalog HERE  

Available from MontanaLibrary2Go in eBook HERE or eAudiobook HERE  

Available through Axis360 in eBook HERE  

Available through Hoopla as eBook HERE or eAudiobook HERE  

 Find out more information about the author and his other work  HERE  

   

  

 Montana 2 

The Flood Girls  

By Richard Fifield  

Funny debut novel set in the town of Quinn, MT. A story of the new "wild" west. Crazy stories about a young woman who returns to her small town after having left it a decade earlier. Stories about bar life, softball antics, and a touching story about coming out in a small town.  

Available in library catalog  

In regular print HERE  

In large type  HERE  

Available from MontanaLibrary2Go in eAudiobook HERE  

Available through Axis360 in eBook HERE  or in eAudiobook HERE  

 Find out more information about the author and his other work HERE  

  

  

 Montana 3 

The Behavior of Love  

By Virginia Reeves  

I appreciated this book's use of the Boulder Development Center as a central location for the action that takes place in the story. The story centers on a devoted and forward-thinking psychiatrist trying out new ideas, thinking of ways to get patients safely out of the Development Center. He is in a sticky marriage that unravels due to his devotion to work and one particular patient. It is a heavy, adult book, which I found refreshing. Also, a character works for the Lewis & Clark Library! Virginia has a great imagination and a wonderful way with language and a skill for storytelling.  

  

Available in library catalog HERE  

Available through Axis360 in eBook HERE  

Explore the author’s website  HERE  



 

 

 


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