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Fall 2020

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Horseracing in America: A Novel

Sid Gustafson ’76, ’79 DVM 

Sleipnir Publishing: 2020

Bozeman novelist and equine veterinarian Sid Gustafson writes what he knows: horses, Montana, and ethical issues in American horseracing. His fourth novel follows a female veterinarian from the Blackfeet Indian Reservation to Upstate New York for a temporary job at a racetrack. Her journey—both philosophical and personal—delves into animal welfare concerns and uncovers family secrets. Gustafson draws from his own experiences to craft his characters, inform his storylines, and shape his settings. While the genre is quite specific, his prose is approachable and often poetic.

Cover of Labyrinth of Ice
Summer 2020

Labyrinth of Ice: The Triumphant and Tragic Greely Polar Expedition

Cover of Labyrinth of Ice

Buddy Levy

St. Martin’s Press: 2019

 

Lt. Adolphus W. Greely, commander of the Lady Franklin Bay Expedition, assessed the situation from the edge of the ice floe upon which he and his men were stranded.

It was dire.

They were adrift on a raft of ice, and it was 11 degrees Fahrenheit—cold for the time of year but not as low as the sub-zero temperatures they regularly experienced during their two years of exploration and data collection, … » More …

Book cover of Mao's Kisses
Spring 2020

Mao’s Kisses: A novel of June 4, 1989

Book cover of Mao's Kisses

Alex Kuo

Redbat Books, 2019

 

Deng Xiaoping learned to play bridge in the early 1950s. Little did he realize that appropriating state transportation to take him and his team to tournaments would result in the Cultural Revolution of the 1960s and his being transported far from Beijing for reeducation through manual labor.

But Deng wasn’t just a Goren Prize-winning bridge player. He was, after his rehabilitation, China’s paramount leader during a time of civil crisis. The spring of 1989 brought … » More …