Exploring Ivan Doig: A Discussion Series

The MSU Library and Country Bookshelf invite local readers to join us for Exploring Ivan Doig: A Discussion Series, a series of book group-style discussions to explore the works of beloved Montana author Ivan Doig.

Each month from May through September we will focus our discussion on one book, starting with This House of Sky on Wednesday, May 2nd, at the Country Bookshelf in downtown Bozeman. See below for the full schedule.

We look forward to hearing a wide variety of responses to Doig’s work and the Montana stories of his readers. Additionally, we will share insights – including unpublished documents, letters, photos and sounds – from the Ivan Doig Archive which is also available for free public access at ivandoig.montana.edu.

Schedule of Exploring Ivan Doig: A Discussion Series
All discussions start at 6pm at Country Bookshelf. Everyone is welcome!

May 2 (WED): This House of Sky
June 25 (MON): The Sea Runners
July 25 (WED): Bucking the Sun
August 14 (TUES): The Bartender's Tale
September 18 (TUES): Mountain Time

If you are interested in receiving email reminders about this series, please contact Jan Zauha at jzauha@montana.edu.

This House of Sky: Landscapes of a Western Mind Cover Image
ISBN: 9780156899826
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Mariner Books - February 19th, 1980

A haunting, magnificently written memoir by Ivan Doig about growing up in the American West


Ivan Doig grew up in the rugged wilderness of western Montana among the sheepherders and denizens of small-town saloons and valley ranches.

The Sea Runners Cover Image
ISBN: 9780156031028
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Mariner Books - June 2006

In this timeless survival story, four indentured servants escape their Russian Alaska work camp in a stolen canoe, only to face a harrowing journey down the Pacific Northwest coast.

Bucking the Sun Cover Image
ISBN: 9780684831497
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Scribner Book Company - May 13th, 1997

Bucking the Sun is the story of the Duff family, homesteaders driven from the Montana bottomland to work on one of the New Deal's most audacious projects--the damming of the Missouri River.

The Bartender's Tale (Two Medicine Country) Cover Image
ISBN: 9781594631481
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Riverhead Books - August 6th, 2013

A national bestseller, the story of “a boy’s last days of youth and a history his father can’t leave behind” (The Daily Beast).

Mountain Time: A Novel Cover Image
ISBN: 9780684865690
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Scribner - August 30th, 2000

At fifty-something, environmental reporter Mitch Rozier has grown estranged from Seattle's coffee shop and cyber culture. His newspaper is going under, and his relationship with Lexa McCaskill is stalled at "just living together." Then, he is summoned by his sly, exasperating father, Lyle, back to the family land, which Lyle plans to sell in the latest of his get-rich schemes before dying.