The Big Sky

Relates the adventures of Boone Caudill, a mountain man in the American West of the mid-nineteenth century.

Author: A. B. Guthrie

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 9780618154630

Category: Fiction

Page: 386

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Relates the adventures of Boone Caudill, a mountain man in the American West of the mid-nineteenth century.

Big Sky

Newsman Chet Huntley and his consortium developed Big Sky Resort in the early 1970s.

Author: Jeff Strickler

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 0738595144

Category: History

Page: 127

View: 665

Newsman Chet Huntley and his consortium developed Big Sky Resort in the early 1970s. Since then, it has grown to become a year-round, world-class recreation area with "the Biggest Skiing in America," four ski resorts, and a vibrant community around them. Located on the meadows of the West Fork in the Gallatin Canyon, this area was, early on, a microcosm of pioneer hardiness and activity characteristic of the Northern Rocky Mountains. Throughout its early history, one finds Native Americans, trappers, miners, loggers, cowboys, and ranchers. Some of their ventures failed and some succeeded as the land and weather allowed. The most successful ventures were the dude ranches that introduced the pleasures that remain today--hunting, fishing, trail rides, touring Yellowstone Park, and even skiing. Outdoor adventure in an authentic American Western setting was, and is, Big Sky.

Fifty Years After The Big Sky

The Big Sky and the Siren Song of Apocalypse I WRITE AS A PERVERSE
JEREMIAH , preaching against the temptation of apocalypse . I take as my text
A. B. Guthrie's canonical The Big Sky , or , to be more exact , Zeb Calloway's
words to his ...

Author: O'Connor Center for the Rocky Mountain West

Publisher: Montana Historical Society

ISBN: 9780917298738

Category: Travel

Page: 316

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Writers, historians, and public intellectuals from James Welch and Mary Clearman Blew to Dan Flores, William W. Bevis and Daniel Kemmis explore A. B. Guthrie's life and legacy in Fifty Years after The Big Sky: New Perspectives on the Fiction and Films of A. B. Guthrie, Jr. Best known for his novels, The Big Sky and The Way West and as the author of the screenplay for the movie classic Shane, A. B. Guthrie is a much-loved but under-studied Montana author. There has been almost no serious study of Guthrie's work, until now. This wide-ranging anthology examines this beloved western author in multiple contexts. Essays examine Guthrie's relationship with the movie industry; how the Cold War influenced Guthrie's work; how people in his hometown of Choteau, Montana, and others close to him remember the man; and how the myths that lie at the core of Guthrie's fiction haunt today's Montanans.

Taming Big Sky Country

Montana Department of Transportation historian Jon Axline charts a road trip through the colorful and inspiring history of trails, roads and superhighways in Big Sky Country.

Author: Jon Axline

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 1626198527

Category: History

Page: 160

View: 714

Drives this breathtaking did not come easy. Cruising down Montana's scenic highways, it's easy to forget that traveling from here to there once was a genuine adventure. The state's major routes evolved from ancient Native American trails into four-lane expressways in a little over a century. That story is one of difficult, ground-breaking and sometimes wrong engineering decisions, as well as a desire to make a journey faster, safer and more comfortable. It all started in 1860 when John Mullan hacked a wagon road over the formidable Rocky Mountains to Fort Benton. It continued until the last section of interstate highway opened to traffic in 1988. Montana Department of Transportation historian Jon Axline charts a road trip through the colorful and inspiring history of trails, roads and superhighways in Big Sky Country.

Big Sky Mountain

Previously published. Read the entire fan-favorite Parable series: Book 1: Big Sky Country Book 2: Big Sky Mountain Book 3: Big Sky River Book 4: Big Sky Summer Book 5: Big Sky Wedding Book 6: Big Sky Secrets

Author: Linda Lael Miller

Publisher: HQN Books

ISBN: 0369701224

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

View: 657

Return to the small-town of Parable, Montana where a rough and rugged cowboy is looking for his match from #1 New York Times bestselling author Linda Lael Miller! With his rugged good looks, vast wealth and family name, hell-raiser Hutch Carmody is still the golden boy of Parable, Montana. But he’s done some growing up—making peace with his illegitimate half-brother and inheriting half of Whisper Creek Ranch, which should have been all his. These days, Hutch knows there are some things money can’t buy: like the heart of loving divorcée Kendra Shepherd. Kendra’s quiet mansion reminds her of what she wants most—a family to call her own. And she can’t get Hutch Carmody out of her mind. But a rough-and-tumble cowboy like Hutch doesn’t seem like the kind of man to settle down. Then again, even the most unlikely dreams can come true under the vast Montana sky. Previously published. Read the entire fan-favorite Parable series: Book 1: Big Sky Country Book 2: Big Sky Mountain Book 3: Big Sky River Book 4: Big Sky Summer Book 5: Big Sky Wedding Book 6: Big Sky Secrets

A Big Sky Christmas

Harrison's big hand came down heavily on O'Hanlon's shoulder as the actor
sputtered, search— ing for a suitable epithet. “I'll find her,” Kane said confidently.
“I'll involve the law ifI have to. The police can scour the entire city for her. Or you
can ...

Author: William W. Johnstone

Publisher: Pinnacle Books

ISBN: 0786032685

Category: Fiction

Page: 416

View: 318

From the masters of frontier fiction comes a holiday tale set in the very heart of America--a Western saga of courageous souls coming together, with a little help from the Jensen family. . . In the fall of 1873, a wagon train of immigrants sets off from Kansas City, Missouri, bound for the Montana Territory. Leading the group is newly elected wagonmaster Jamie Ian MacCallister, a giant of a man and frontier legend who swears he can get them there by Christmas--come hell or high snow drifts. . . Plagued by brutally harsh storms and rugged terrain, outlaws and hostile Indians, the journey will be the greatest challenge these pioneers will ever face. But when things look nearly hopeless, help arrives in the form of two unlikely saviors: an old mountain man known as Preacher and legendary frontiersman Smoke Jensen. Two hard-willed men who believe in the settlers' dreams with all their hearts--and who will get them to their destination by Christmas. Even if it takes a miracle. . .

Under the Big Sky

While she did not push Bud's attentions toward her children, she was gratified
that he developed a great affection for them. That doesn't mean that she actively
campaigned to separate him from Helen, Bert, and Janie. On his own volition Bud
 ...

Author: Jackson J. Benson

Publisher: U of Nebraska Press

ISBN: 0803224648

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 322

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Author of The Big Sky series, The Way West, and the screenplay for the classic Shane, among many other timeless stories of frontier mountain men, icon of Western literature A. B. Bud Guthrie Jr. brought a blazing realism to the story of the West. That realism, which astounded and even shocked some readers, came out of the depth of Guthrie s historical research and an acuity that had seldom been seen in the work of Western novelists. In Under the Big Sky, the latest in his celebrated series of biographies of Western writers, Jackson J. Benson details the life and work of this true giant on the Western literary landscape. The small Montana town that figures in several of Guthrie s books is clearly patterned after the town where he grew up, Choteau, on the eastern front of the Rocky Mountains. Benson illuminates the critical details of Guthrie s upbringing and education, the influence of his intellectually inclined father, his work as a newspaperman in Kentucky, and his time at Harvard University. Animated by the observations of friends, family, and fellow authors, this intimate account offers rare insight into the life and work of a remarkable writer and into the making of the literary West.

Big Sky Summer

Previously published. Read the entire fan-favorite Parable series: Book 1: Big Sky Country Book 2: Big Sky Mountain Book 3: Big Sky River Book 4: Big Sky Summer Book 5: Big Sky Wedding Book 6: Big Sky Secrets

Author: Linda Lael Miller

Publisher: HQN Books

ISBN: 0369704290

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

View: 819

#1 New York Times bestselling author Linda Lael Miller welcomes you to Parable, Montana — where sparks fly between a handsome rodeo rancher and country-western superstar! With his father’s rodeo legacy to continue and a prosperous spread to run, Walker Parrish has no time to dwell on wrecked relationships. But country-western sweetheart Casey Elder is out of the spotlight and back in Parable, Montana. And Walker can’t ignore that his “act now, think later” passion for Casey has had consequences. Two teenage consequences! Keeping her children’s paternity under wraps has always been part of Casey’s plan to give them normal, uncomplicated lives. Now the best way to hold her family together seems to be to let Walker be a part of it—as her husband of convenience. Or will some secrets—like Casey’s desire to be the rancher’s wife in every way—unravel, with unforeseen results? Previously published. Read the entire fan-favorite Parable series: Book 1: Big Sky Country Book 2: Big Sky Mountain Book 3: Big Sky River Book 4: Big Sky Summer Book 5: Big Sky Wedding Book 6: Big Sky Secrets

Big Sky River

But life along Big Sky River is full of surprises...like falling for a cowboy-lawman
who just might start to believe in second chances. Previously published. Read
the entire fan-favorite Parable series: Book 1: Big Sky Country Book 2: Big Sky ...

Author: Linda Lael Miller

Publisher: HQN Books

ISBN: 0369704282

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

View: 746

Welcome to the small-town of Parable, Montana where a second chance at love can happen when you least expect it from New York Times bestselling author Linda Lael Miller! Sheriff Boone Taylor has two kids he adores, his job, a run-down but decent ranch, two faithful dogs and a good horse. He doesn’t want romance—the widowed Montanan has loved and lost enough for a lifetime. But when a city woman buys the spread next door, Boone’s peace and quiet are in serious jeopardy. With a marriage and a career painfully behind her, Tara Kendall is determined to start over in Parable. Reinventing herself and living a girlhood dream are worth the hard work. Sure, she might need help from her handsome, wary neighbor. But life along Big Sky River is full of surprises…like falling for a cowboy-lawman who just might start to believe in second chances. Previously published. Read the entire fan-favorite Parable series: Book 1: Big Sky Country Book 2: Big Sky Mountain Book 3: Big Sky River Book 4: Big Sky Summer Book 5: Big Sky Wedding Book 6: Big Sky Secrets

Big Sky Secrets

The Parable series Big Sky Wedding Big Sky Summer Big Sky River Big Sky
Mountain Big Sky Country McKettricks of Texas An Outlaw's Christmas A
Lawman's Christmas McKettricks of Texas: Austin McKettricks of Texas: Garrett
McKettricks ...

Author: Linda Lael Miller

Publisher: Harlequin

ISBN: 1460323769

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

View: 159

The "First Lady of the West," #1 New York Times bestselling author Linda Lael Miller delivers the stunning finale of her acclaimed series set in Parable, Montana—where love awaits Self-made tycoon Landry Sutton heads to Hangman Bend's Ranch to sell his land to his brother Zane. Though he's got cowboy in his blood, Landry plans to return to city life before the dust even settles on his boots. Of course, he didn't count on falling for Big Sky Country…or Ria Manning. Ria's starting to settle into country life herself…until she has a close encounter of the terrifying kind with a buffalo. Turns out the peeping monster belongs to the cowboy next door—and he has her running even more scared than his bison. She wants a home where the buffalo don't roam, and the men don't either. Could Landry's homecoming be her heart's undoing?

Big Sky Wedding

The Parable series Big Sky River Big Sky Mountain Big Sky Country Big Sky
Summer McKettricks of Texas An Outlaw's Christmas A Lawman's Christmas
McKettricks of Texas: Austin McKettricks of Texas: Garrett McKettricks of Texas:
Tate The ...

Author: Linda Lael Miller

Publisher: HQN Books

ISBN: 0373777744

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

View: 981

After being jilted at the alter, Brylee Parrish wonders if she will even be able to open her heart to A-list actor Zane Sutton, who is back from Hollywood--but for how long? Original.

Big Sky

It will be a fine day, long and water-shedding us to winter through haze that
comes at us from the east, where their sun will now be cool and low in the sky.
You can feel the heat, latent, and if you get yourself into that one-sense hearing
zone, ...

Author: Gareth Creer

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1446436764

Category: Fiction

Page: 288

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Big Sky is narrated by a mute called Jimmy Mack. A good man who has to do bad things, he has spent his childhood in and out of children's homes. A kind of benign Fagin figure, he is the head of a family of similarly disaffected youths living on the North-East English coast. Surviving on a diet of petty crime, life is sweet enough until a bungled drug scam designed to rake in enough cash to set them up in Spain puts Jimmy perilously into the hands of Flint, the local mafia boss - and a woman. The pay off for trying to get a piece of the big time is that Flint dispatches them to Holland to deal with some unfinished business. And for the first time Jimmy finds that he is no longer in control. Seen through the eyes of the mild and likeable Jimmy, the action - some of it violent - is refracted through the lens of his own complicated past, and gradually a picture builds of a man who is desperate to find a sense of belonging. Shrugging off the conventions of countless drug-deal-gone-bad thrillers, Big Sky combines a seductive, almost poetic prose with a thrilling and utterly believable plot that drives the novel to its optimistic conclusion. 'In spite of its savage background, Creer's novel is rumbustiously entertaining . . . partly because Jimmy is an engaging and strangely innocent hero, and partly because of Creer's heady, Burgess-meets-Berkoff prose' Ross Gilfillan, Daily Mail 'Amid the devilish plot twists Creer makes room to flesh out his principals most satisfyingly, and establish a page-blurring pace which he underpins with a unique and oddly lush economy of language' Chris Power, The Times 'Jimmy Mack . . . is the eloquent narrator of Gareth Creer's third novel and, to a familiar story of big money, death and deception, he brings a strange poetry . . . this is a curious novel, and perhaps rare for the genre in its sensitivity, merging as it does the romanticism of crime with a wonder for the world about us' James Hopkin, The Times

This Big Sky

Pat Mora. mm?» m . THIS BIG SKY This sky is big enough for all.

Author: Pat Mora

Publisher: StarWalk Kids Media

ISBN: 1630832456

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

View: 710

This evocative collection of poems combines Pat Mora¹s simple, yet shining words with Steve Jenkin¹s bright collage images. The landscapes, animals, and people come into sharp focus and the beauty and mystery of the American Southwest are captured.

Big Sky Mind

Seeing the sky through the“bamboo tube” of everyday awareness, itlooks
separate, discrete,butin Buddhism's Big Mind the boundaries betweenself and
other are dissolved in the experience ofthe empty skyitself.The elimination of ...

Author: Carole Tomkinson

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101663650

Category: Philosophy

Page: 416

View: 178

Essays, poems, photographs, and letters explore the link between Buddhism and the Beats--with previously unpublished material from several beat writers, including Jack Kerouac, Allen Ginsberg, Lawrence Ferlinghetti, Gary Snyder, and Diane diPrima.

Big Sky Cowboy

His eyes were almost black as she looked at him, silhouetted against the bright
sky behind his head. “Because you have a gentle touch.” Again, she ... I kept
expecting you to tell me I was a big oaf.” He laughed again. “A gentle touch, you
say.

Author: Linda Ford

Publisher: Harlequin

ISBN: 1460341198

Category: Fiction

Page: 224

View: 167

JUST THE COWBOY SHE NEEDED? The last thing Cora Bell wants is a distracting cowboy showing up on her family's farm seeking temporary shelter. Especially one she is sure has something to hide. But she'll accept Wyatt Williams's help rebuilding her family's barn—and try not to fall once again for a man whose plans don't include staying around. Since leaving his troubled past behind, Wyatt avoids personal entanglements. He just wants to make a new start with his younger brother. But there's something about Cora that he's instinctively drawn to. Dare this solitary cowboy risk revealing his secrets for a chance at redemption and a bright new future with Cora by his side? MONTANA MARRIAGES: Three sisters discover a legacy of love beneath the Western sky

Big Sky Bachelor

Catching her breath, Tandy clutched what Janessa could now see was a large
envelope. “I went to the Bar-G to feed the dogs and grab the mail. I'm glad ...
totally humiliate her in front of a good percentage of the town. She 158 Big Sky
Bachelor.

Author: Lesley Ann McDaniel

Publisher: Harlequin

ISBN: 0373486790

Category: Fiction

Page: 192

View: 687

JANESSA GREENE IS LEAVING THORNTON SPRINGS All she's ever wanted is to attend cooking school in Seattle. But when a big-shot rodeo rider comes to work on her family's Montana ranch, Janessa's determined not to let the cowboy distract her from her goal—no matter how charming he is. Micah was a rodeo star, but he's been trampled by one bull too many. While he's deciding his next move, he gets sidetracked by a pretty cowgirl who's headed out of town. Can Micah convince her to take a chance on a cowboy ready to put down roots?

Big Sky Christmas

The barn door was open a crack, and she slid it along the track to make a space
big enough for her to slip through. ... It was missing the father who had never
been part of his life, and the mother who had died far too 116 Big Sky Christmas.

Author: C.J. Carmichael

Publisher: Harlequin

ISBN: 1460320336

Category: Fiction

Page: 224

View: 301

A Holiday For Healing Jackson Stone will always be grateful to the Lamberts, who took him in when he was just a kid. But since the accident that killed his foster brother, Brock, he stays away from the family at Coffee Creek Ranch. Especially now that Brock's former fiancée, Winnie Hays, is back in town with her little boy. The simmering attraction between them may surprise Winnie, but Jackson fell for her at first sight years ago. Loyalty and guilt require he keep his distance…even as their feelings blossom into love. In the end, it's his own conscience Jackson must master. But with the help of the Lamberts, can this Christmas be a time of healing and a new beginning?

Big Sky Baby

... on her, but it was his own conscience that had him on edge. He'd lost his head
when he kissed her, not to mention his balance. And that scared him spitless. He
wasn't a love-'em-and-leave-'em kind of guy, but neither was 156 Big Sky Baby.

Author: Judy Duarte

Publisher: Silhouette

ISBN: 0373362420

Category: Fiction

Page: 256

View: 478

After five years, Jeff Forsythe returns to Rumor, Montana to find his childhood friend pregnant. She doesn't want to tie him down, but the pregnant friend tempts Jeff to trim and wings and put down roots in Montana. Isn't this what friends are for?

Big Sky Reunion

“What was that all about?” Melinda asked when they were out of hearing range. “
That's Charlie Moffett, my big competition. He won last year and he's been
ragging on me and April ever since.” “Then I guess you'll just have to prove who's
best.

Author: Charlotte Carter

Publisher: Steeple Hill

ISBN: 1459202503

Category: Fiction

Page: 224

View: 981

Back in Potter Creek, Montana, to help her ailing aunt, Melinda Spencer reopens Aunt Martha's knitting shop. She's hoping for purpose and much-needed work. But she never expects to encounter stubborn cowboy Daniel O'Brien. He is nothing like Melinda remembers from high school…except for the expression of reverent tenderness when the handsome rancher looks at her. But how can she open up about her painful past when Daniel can barely talk about his own? With love—and the Lord's guidance—this reunion just might last forever.

Hattie Big Sky

Not even the biggest giant I could imagine could brush this Montana sky with his
fingertips. It made me feel like one of the prickly pear cactuses I crunched under
my feet: small and unimportant on the prairie near Vida. Was I feeling lonely?

Author: Kirby Larson

Publisher: Yearling

ISBN: 9780375846410

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 304

View: 977

This Newbery Honor winning, New York Times bestseller celebrates the true spirit of independence on the American frontier. For most of her life, sixteen-year-old Hattie Brooks has been shuttled from one distant relative to another. Tired of being Hattie Here-and-There, she summons the courage to leave Iowa and move all by herself to Vida, Montana, to prove up on her late uncle’s homestead claim. Under the big sky, Hattie braves hard weather, hard times, a cantankerous cow, and her own hopeless hand at the cookstove. Her quest to make a home is championed by new neighbors Perilee Mueller, her German husband, and their children. For the first time in her life, Hattie feels part of a family, finding the strength to stand up against Traft Martin’s schemes to buy her out and against increasing pressure to be a “loyal” American at a time when anything—or anyone—German is suspect. Despite daily trials, Hattie continues to work her uncle’s claim until an unforeseen tragedy causes her to search her soul for the real meaning of home. This young pioneer's story is lovingly stitched together from Kirby Larson’s own family history and the sights, sounds, and scents of homesteading life. AN AMERICAN LIBRARY ASSOCIATION BEST BOOK FOR YOUNG ADULTS A SCHOOL LIBRARY JOURNAL BEST BOOK A BOOKLIST EDITORS' CHOICE NAMED TO 13 STATE AWARD LISTS "A marvelous story about courage, loyalty, perseverance, and the meaning of home." --Newbery Award-Winning Author Karen Cushman From the Hardcover edition.