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The High Plains Book Awards

Cromley takes reader on a teenage roadtrip in 'The Last Good Halloween'

Cromley takes reader on a teenage roadtrip in 'The Last Good Halloween'

”The Last Good Halloween”

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Review: York breathes life back into a gentle giant

SARAH KATHRYN YORK

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Shank masterfully mixes baseball, social unrest

Shank masterfully mixes baseball, social unrest

How many memorable novels about baseball there are! "The Natural" by Bernard Malamud, "The Brothers K" by David James Duncan and "For Love of the Game" by Michael Shaara are just a few. Our national pastime certainly seems to invite stories of passion, commitment and heroism, and one of this…

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Hegerat mines long-held memories in 'The Boy'

Hegerat mines long-held memories in 'The Boy'

Betty Jane Hegerat stretches our nonfiction expectations in her exploration of family and memory through the lives of two Canadian women, one real and one imagined, and a third, her own. "The Boy" is  a Best Nonfiction finalist for a 2012 High Plains Book Award and one of three Canadian book…

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Barn book offers a glimpse at Montana's history, culture

Barn book offers a glimpse at Montana's history, culture

You can learn an enormous amount of colorful information about a state’s farm and ranch traditions by studying haylofts, crib barns and horse stalls. The character of Montana barns speaks to generations of hard work, as early settlers balanced their lives against the cruel forces of nature a…

July 22, 2012 12:10 am Photos

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Wyoming author wins fiction prize; RMC professor also a winner

Wyoming author wins fiction prize; RMC professor also a winner

University of Wyoming professor Alyson Hagy won her second High Plains Book Award on Saturday, receiving the prize for best fiction title during a ceremony at Montana State University Billings.

October 16, 2011 12:00 am Photos

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An inviting look at Joseph Henry Sharp and his work

An inviting look at Joseph Henry Sharp and his work

I suspect that most Montanans will be somewhat surprised to find a book on Joseph Henry Sharp’s floral paintings. I certainly was. Or maybe I’m the only person in the state who has, up to now, associated Sharp with portraits of Indians, especially the Crow and Blackfeet in Montana and the tr…

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Novel details restrained desires in open spaces

Novel details restrained desires in open spaces

“Fargo will be the rival of Chicago or St. Paul someday,” a shrewd political negotiator tells the governor of the Dakota Territory in the early 1880s in Brenda Marshall’s “Dakota, or What’s a Heaven For.” He may even believe what he’s saying, as preposterous as it sounds now. Marshall’s nov…

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Mackay weaves tale of revenge, revelations

Mackay weaves tale of revenge, revelations

“Fair Game,” a novel by Sarie Mackay, immediately brings us into Maude’s brutal journey at age 13, from Scotland to central Montana.

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