September 2012 Indie Next List
“Always one of the West's best storytellers, Doig has achieved here the perfect fictional mix: winning, believable characters; an intricate, timely, and surprising plot; and a Montana setting that pivots between the early days of JFK in the 1960s and the 1930s of Franklin Delano Roosevelt. I frequently fall in love with books, but The Bartender's Tale is no mere infatuation!the love I feel for it will last a lifetime.”
— Betsy Burton, The King's English, Salt Lake City, UT
From a great American storyteller, a one-of-a-kind father and his precocious son are rocked by a time of change. The pair make an odd kind of family, with the bar their true home, but they manage just fine until the summer of 1960 when two new women enter their lives.
About the Author
Ivan Doig grew up in a family of Montana ranch hands during the 1940s and '50s. The author of ten books, including the acclaimed novels that make up the Montana Trilogy -- -"English Creek, Dancing at the Rascal Fair, and Ride with Me, Mariah Montana- -- "he lives with his wife in Seattle. Visit the author's website at www.ivandoig.com.