Dancing at the Rascal Fair

Dancing at the Rascal Fair

Book - 1987
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The central volume in Ivan Doig's acclaimed Montana trilogy, Dancing at the Rascal Fair is an authentic saga of the American experience at the turn of this century and a passionate, portrayal of the immigrants who dared to try new lives in the imposing Rocky Mountains. Ivan Doig's supple tale of landseekers unfolds into a fateful contest of the heart between Anna Ramsay and Angus McCaskill, walled apart by their obligations as they and their stormy kith and kin vie to tame the brutal, beautiful Two Medicine country.
Publisher: New York : Atheneum, 1987.
ISBN: 9780689117640
Branch Call Number: DOIG
Characteristics: vi, 405 p., [2] p. of plates : map ; 24 cm.


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CircMary Aug 15, 2017

One of my favorite books ever - you will want to jump a stagecoach to Montana just to see the Bitterroot Mountains after reading this one.

Dec 10, 2010

Second of trilogy, after English Creek, but a prequel of sorts. Angust McCaskill is father to Varick, who is the father in English Creek.


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Dec 10, 2010

Time is late 1800's to early 1900's. Angus McCaskil and Rob Barclay immigrate from Scotland to America. In Montana, they search for Lucas Barclay, Rob's uncle who has sent 100.00 each Xmas. Angust marries Rob's sister after losing Anna Ramsay to Isaac Reese. McCaskill son and Reese daughter will be the mother and father in English Creek. US Forest Service is starting to regulate grazing in the mountains. Susan Duff, student of Angus (he is teacher as well as sheep rancher) will be heroine of Prairie Nocturne.


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