Heart Earth

Author(s): Ivan Doig
Imprint: Western
CD - unabridged
Audio (4 discs)
Product Number: CW160
Released: Sep 08, 2010
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781440725227
Narrator/s: Tom Stechschulte
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National Book Award finalist Ivan Doig had only a vague memory of his mother until he discovered a cache of her letters. They revealed a passionate, can-do woman who loved the lilting rhythm of words. A moving prequel to his acclaimed memoir This House of Sky, Doig's Heart Earth highlights his childhood before his mother's death and eloquently captures the texture of the American West, the fortunes of a family, and one woman's indomitable spirit. "Another profoundly original and lustrous re-creation."-Kirkus Reviews


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Heart Earth
Product Number: BX00003047
Product Number:Z0526
Product Number:CW160

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Author(s): Ivan Doig
Narrator(s): Tom Stechschulte
Product Number Z0526
Released: Mar 28, 2011
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781456110581
Author(s): Ivan Doig
Product Number EB00575306
Released: Sep 25, 2014
Business Term: 2 Year
Publisher: Scribner
ISBN: #9781476734439

Professional reviews

"Doig's memoir of the year he turned 6 is based on letters written by his mother during her last months of life to her brother, who was serving in the Pacific during WWII. Narrator Tom Stechschulte underplays Doig's emotional journey as the author pays tribute to Berneta Doig, an independent Montana native who refused to let her life-threatening asthma hold her back, whether she was on horseback herding sheep or at the kitchen table visiting with girlfriends. Unfortunately, owing to Stechschulte's steady intonations, listeners are not always immediately able to differentiate between Doig's narrative text and quotations from Berneta's letters. Further, he misses the mark for Doig's father's Scots accent, making the elder Doig sound distinctly Irish. Nonetheless, listeners will be drawn to Berneta's spunk and vivid observations. C.B.L. (c) AudioFile 2011, Portland, Maine"