Sweet Thunder

Sweet Thunder

Large Print - 2013
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In the winter of 1920, a quirky bequest draws Morrie Morgan back to Butte, Montana, from a year-long honeymoon with his bride, Grace. But the mansion bestowed by a former boss upon the itinerant charmer, who debuted in Doig's bestselling "The Whistling Season", promises to be less windfall than money pit. And the town itself, with its polyglot army of miners struggling to extricate themselves from the stranglehold of the ruthless Anaconda Copper Mining Company, seems, like the couple's fast-diminishing finances, on the verge of implosion. These twin dilemmas catapult Morrie into his new career as editorialist for the Thunder, the fledgling union newspaper that dares to play David to Anaconda's Goliath. Amid the clatter of typewriters, the rumble of the printing presses, and a cast of unforgettable characters, Morrie puts his gift for word-slinging to work. As he pursues victory for the miners, he discovers that he is enmeshed in a deeply personal battle as well, the struggle to win lasting love for himself.
Publisher: Detroit, MI. : 2013. Thorndike,
Edition: Large print edition
ISBN: 9781410461339
Branch Call Number: LT DOIG

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okinpa
Sep 14, 2015

Ivan Doig has been one of my favorite writers. He tried to be funny in this one. He isn't funny.

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EmilyEm
Dec 01, 2013

Morrie Morgan and new wife Grace are back in Butte, living in the Sandison mansion and with Morrie at work on the labor-supportive newspaper, the Thunder. Labor shenanigans drive the plot of this tale with lots of verbal skirmishes from Morrie, the editorial writer.

I like the characters in this now third book with Morrie center stage. This one fell a little short for me with all the old-time news writing, although there?s much to love with the literary references between Morrie and the book-loving library director Sandison. Doig knows and loves the West; so do I.

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