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The Bartender's Tale
The Bartender's Tale
Author: Ivan Doig
From a great American storyteller, a one-of-a-kind father and his precocious son, rocked by a time of change. — Tom Harry has a streak of frost in his black pompadour and a venerable bar called The Medicine Lodge, the chief watering hole and last refuge of the town of Gros Ventre, in northern Montana. Tom also has a son...  more »
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ISBN-13: 9781594631481
ISBN-10: 1594631484
Publication Date: 8/6/2013
Pages: 414
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Publisher: Riverhead Trade
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover
Members Wishing: 3
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Ivan Doig is a master storyteller. Or was....he died very recently, which makes me very sad because there won't be any more wondrous books from him to enchant us. This is his second to last novel; about a young boy who lives with his bachelor father behind the most famous bar in town. In fact, soon to be the most famous bar in Montana. Their relationship is a little rocky but saturated with love, as they learn how to live with each other and what routines to fall into. As new characters are introduced they become an integral part of the 'family' with fascinating stories of their own.

The writing is just wonderful, at times funny, sad, frustrating and you want this story to go on and on. You never really know where you are going but you sure love the ride. And when you come to the last few pages you realize you are going to be really sad when it is over, because no matter what you pick up to read next, it probably won't be nearly as good.
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This is a friendly read with twists you do not expect. It has good character development and Montana old time life represented well. It is not a book you can't set down, but one that is fun to relax with.

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