The Mountain and the Fathers: Growing Up on The Big Dry by Joe Wilkins
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Joe Wilkins writes in beautiful prose of his life in Eastern Montana. He tells a story in each chapter as if a certain subject Lake Water, Sky, Slow Breath or person his mother, Bruce Wheatry, Kelly Dempsey, each brought to his mind pictures and lessons learned. Wilkins writing is almost like reading poetry. It is descriptive, poignant, sometime sad and sometimes hilarious. Life on the Big Dry was certainly hard, but from all of it he gained a knowledge of self, family, those who treated him like family. This is a must read for all who seek to find something important in their own lives. Sometimes the smallest most mundane things are important. In the retelling of his life on the Big Dry, Joe Wilkins finds his father, finds himself.
I rated this book with 5 stars because I came away changed by Mr. Wilkins' stories.
This book fulfills What's in a Name 6: Read a book with Up or Down in the title. This challenge is hosted by Beth at Beth Fish Reads. You can link up to the challenge by clicking on the button in the right hand sidebar. It is also a non-fiction memoir so it is my second nonfiction read for the Non-Fiction Reading Challenge hosted by The Introverted Reader
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