Prairie Nocturne

Version: Unabridged
Author: Ivan Doig
Narrator: Scott Sowers
Genres: Fiction & Literature, Western
Publisher: Recorded Books
Published In: May 2011
# of Units: 13 CDs
Length: 15 hours, 15 minutes
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National Book Award finalist Ivan Doig writes about Big Sky country with raw authenticity. Set during the 1920s, Prairie Nocturne finds Susan Duff, the young songbird from Doig's Dancing at the Rascal Fair, now a middle-aged singing coach living in Helena. When her old flame Wes Williamson asks her to mentor his black chauffeur, Monty, she agrees. But racial tensions erupt when Susan's private lessons with Monty attract the attention of the KKK.

"Fine work from a quintessentially American writer."-Kirkus Reviews

Reviews (2)


Written by Anonymous on April 7th, 2016

  • Book Rating: 1/5

I have enjoyed many of Doig's books and usually hate to see them end, but after getting to the middle of the fourth disc I finally gave in; the story failed to hold my attention.

Prairie Nocturne

Written by Anonymous on August 21st, 2014

  • Book Rating: 5/5

I love this Author and I adore the Narrator. I hope there is another book with these characters. I didn't want it to end and I wanted to know more of the story.

Author Details

Author Details

Doig, Ivan

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