Sweet Thunder

Sweet Thunder

A Novel

eBook - 2013
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In the winter of 1920, a quirky bequest draws Morrie Morgan back to Butte, Montana, from a year-long honeymoon with his bride, Grace. But the mansion bestowed by a former boss upon the itinerant charmer proves to be less windfall than money pit. And the town itself, with its polyglot army of miners struggling to extricate themselves from the stranglehold of the ruthless Anaconda Copper Mining Company, seems -- like the couple's fast diminishing finances -- on the verge of implosion. These twin dilemmas catapult Morrie into his new career as editorialist for the Thunder, the fledgling union newspaper that dares to play David to Anaconda's Goliath.
Publisher: New York, New York :, Riverhead Books, a member of Penguin Group (USA),, 2013.
ISBN: 9781101632178
1101632178
Characteristics: 1 online resource
Summary: In the winter of 1920, a quirky bequest draws Morrie Morgan back to Butte, Montana, from a year-long honeymoon with his bride, Grace. But the mansion bestowed by a former boss upon the itinerant charmer proves to be less windfall than money pit. And the town itself, with its polyglot army of miners struggling to extricate themselves from the stranglehold of the ruthless Anaconda Copper Mining Company, seems -- like the couple's fast diminishing finances -- on the verge of implosion. These twin dilemmas catapult Morrie into his new career as editorialist for the Thunder, the fledgling union newspaper that dares to play David to Anaconda's Goliath.

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okinpa
Sep 14, 2015

Ivan Doig has been one of my favorite writers. He tried to be funny in this one. He isn't funny.

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EmilyEm
Dec 01, 2013

Morrie Morgan and new wife Grace are back in Butte, living in the Sandison mansion and with Morrie at work on the labor-supportive newspaper, the Thunder. Labor shenanigans drive the plot of this tale with lots of verbal skirmishes from Morrie, the editorial writer.

I like the characters in this now third book with Morrie center stage. This one fell a little short for me with all the old-time news writing, although there?s much to love with the literary references between Morrie and the book-loving library director Sandison. Doig knows and loves the West; so do I.

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