All but the Waltz by Mary Clearman Blew
A Memoir of Five Generations in the Life of a Montana Family

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In language reminiscent of the wild beauty of Big Sky Country, Blew gives readers a glimpse into the lives of her family members as she traces their connection to Montana's natural and human landscapes. Beginning with her great-grandparents' arrival in 1882 in Montana, she relates the stories that make up her life.
 

About Mary Clearman Blew

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Mary Clearman Blew is Professor of English & Creative Writing at the University of Idaho, Moscow. She is the author of "Bone Deep in Landscape", "All But the Waltz", "Balsamroot" (University of Oklahoma Press) & "Sister Coyote: Montana Stories" & is coeditor of "Circle of Women: An Anthology of Contemporary Western Women's Writing". 050.
 
Published September 10, 1991 by Viking Adult. 240 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, History, Literature & Fiction, Education & Reference, Travel. Non-fiction

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In her first essay collection, Blew (a story collection, Runaway, 1990--not reviewed) joins the top echelon with 11 virtuoso pieces on life and death on the Montana Plains.

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These powerful portraits span five generations of Blew's family's struggles to survive on the desolate ranchlands of central Montana, beginning in 1882.

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Blew depicts five generations of her family struggling to survive on central Montana ranchlands, concluding with a stirring description of her own ambivalent connection to that part of the world. (Aug

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