(Advance Reader Copy)
I read Watson's Montana 1948 many years ago, and I have always meant to read more from him.
I'm about halfway through this short novel and I'm completely absorbed. The taciturn characters inhabit a vivid hardscrabble setting on the plains of North Dakota and Eastern Montana, where men are tough and women tougher. The straightforward prose pairs perfectly with the single-mindedness of a couple desperate to keep their only remaining family within reach.