Ivan Doig is a wonderful storyteller. He writes in such a way that you are brought into the book right away and don't want to put it down. His characters are real, flawed, funny, and ultimately very human. An excellent book for teens and older.
A paean to boyhood on a Montana homestead, the one-room schoolhouse and Rose, the housekeeper whose ad read "Can't cook, doesn't bite."
Grew quite attached to the brother character. Was a little disappointed with the ending - not as happily-ever-after as I like, but acceptable. Character flaws seemed a out weigh the context of the book - but the writing was good and I got used to the narrator. It was a one-time read, enjoyable, worth the $4.95 sale price.