This House of Sky

Version: Unabridged
Author: Ivan Doig
Narrator: Tom Stechschulte
Genres: Fiction & Literature, Western
Publisher: Recorded Books
Published In: November 2009
# of Units: 10 CDs
Length: 11 hours, 30 minutes
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A nominee for the National Book Award, Ivan Doig's brilliant memoir shares the experiences and culture that shaped his early years and made him fall in love with the West. From his childhood in a family of homesteaders through the death of his mother and his move to Montana to herd sheep, Doig shows his intimate connection with the American West.

Reviews (2)


Written by Jean on July 5th, 2015

  • Book Rating: 2/5

Very disappointing after the very enjoyable "Dancing at the Rascal Fair."

Engrossing book!

Written by OracleJane on March 14th, 2014

  • Book Rating: 5/5

I have enjoyed several of Ivan Doig's books. I especially am infatuated with his tight, yet lyric prose, and finely-drawn characters. On a whim, I decided to try this non-fiction piece, and am so glad I did! What a story! What characters! And if this entices you to check out the book, be sure to listen to the postscript at the end. I've never read a postscript that completed a work of art so satisfyingly.

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