This House of Sky by Ivan Doig
Known as one of the defining authors of the American West, Ivan Doig grew up in White Sulphur Springs, Montana. His book, This House of Sky is actually the reason Red Ants Pants Founder Sarah Calhoun moved to this little ranching town to start her company. It’s a lovely and rich memoir that we highly recommend.
Ivan Doig grew up in the rugged wilderness of western Montana among the sheepherders and denizens of small-town saloons and valley ranches. What he deciphers from his past with piercing clarity is not only a raw sense of land and how it shapes us but also of the ties to our mothers and fathers, to those who love us, and our inextricable connection to those who shaped our values in our search for intimacy, independence, love, and family. A powerfully told story, This House of Sky is at once especially American and universal in its ability to awaken a longing for an explicable past.