In 1964 Annick Smith came to Montana with her husband Dave and their boys. In a fertile valley where meadows tip downward toward the Big Blackfoot River, they found what they had dreamed of: 163 acres of ranch land with a view of creek, hills, and the Rattlesnake Mountains. The Montana of which Annick Smith writes in this spirited and generous book is the not-so-distant West of outlaws and pioneers, Indians and soldiers, range inspectors and cattle thieves.
Smith writes of her friendship with Norman Maclean, who memorialized the Big Blackfoot in A River Runs Through It, and she eloquently makes the case for preserving the fragile wild environments that are our sacred places.
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Review: HomesteadUser Review - Chris - Goodreads
Because I live in and love Montana, as does the author, this book gets 5 stars. Her lovely, poetic words do justice to the magic of living in a place full of beauty. Read full review
Review: HomesteadUser Review - Deborah Mantle - Goodreads
Annick Smith has always had a 'desire for wildness'. This desire takes her from Chicago to Seattle to Montana where she feels the 'ecstatic pull of landscape and sky'. 'Homestead' is about life in ... Read full review