Last Bus to Wisdom

The final novel from a great American storyteller

Last Bus

Donal Cameron is being raised by his grandmother, the cook at the legendary Double W ranch in Ivan Doig’s beloved Two Medicine Country of the Montana Rockies, a landscape that gives full rein to an eleven-year-old’s imagination. But when Gram has to have surgery for “female trouble” in the summer of 1951, all she can think to do is to ship Donal off to her sister in faraway Manitowoc, Wisconsin. There Donal is in for a rude surprise: Aunt Kate–bossy, opinionated, argumentative, and tyrannical—is nothing like her sister. She henpecks her good-natured husband, Herman the German, and Donal can’t seem to get on her good side either. After one contretemps too many, Kate packs him back to the authorities in Montana on the next Greyhound. But as it turns out, Donal isn’t traveling solo: Herman the German has decided to fly the coop with him. In the immortal American tradition, the pair light out for the territory together, meeting a classic Doigian ensemble of characters and having rollicking misadventures along the way.

Charming, wise, and slyly funny, Last Bus to Wisdom is a last sweet gift from a writer whose books have bestowed untold pleasure on countless readers.

Ivan's books can be purchased from any of the following:

LAST BUS TO WISDOM
Ivan Doig Day Celebrations – August 18, 2015
Events will feature giveaways, special guests and more.

HELENA, MT

MONTANA BOOK AND TOY COMPANY – 7:00 PM
Off-site at the Lewis & Clark Library
120 South Last Change Gulch Street, Helena, MT 59601
Free & Open to the Public

 

BOZEMAN, MT

COUNTRY BOOKSHELF – 7:00 PM
28 W Main Street, Bozeman, MT 59715
Free & Open to the Public
http://www.countrybookshelf.com/event/ivan-doig-tribute

 

MISSOULA, MT

FACT AND FICTION – 5:00 PM
Off-site at Ten Spoon Winery
4175 Rattlesnake Drive, Missoula, MT 59802
Free & Open to the Public
http://www.factandfictionbooks.com/event/ivan-doig-celebration-ten-spoon

 

SEATTLE, WA

SEATTLE PUBLIC LIBRARY – 7:00 PM
1000 4th Avenue, Seattle, WA 98104
Free & Open to the Public
http://www.spl.org/calendar-of-events#/?i=3

 

KIRKLAND, WA

PARKPLACE BOOKS – 7:00 PM
348 Parkplace Center Kirkland, WA 98033
Free & Open to the Public

 

LAKE FOREST PARK, WA

THIRD PLACE BOOKS – 7:00 PM
17171 Bothell Way NE, Lake Forest Park, WA 98155
Free & Open to the Public
http://www.thirdplacebooks.com/event/ivan-doig-tribute-reading

 

PORTLAND, OR

POWELL’S CITY OF BOOKS – 7:30 PM
1005 W Burnside Street, Portland, OR 97209
Free & Open to the Public
http://www.powells.com/cgi-bin/calendar#6721

 

SAN FRANCISCO, CA

BOOK PASSAGE – 6:00 PM
1 Ferry Building, San Francisco, CA 94111
Free & Open to the Public
http://www.bookpassage.com/event/ivan-doing-tribute-last-bus-wisdom

 

SALT LAKE CITY, UT

KING’S ENGLISH BOOKSTORE  – 7:00 PM
1511 South 1500 East, Salt Lake City, UT 84105
Free & Open to the Public
http://www.kingsenglish.com/event/celebrating-ivan-doig

 

Mid-September TBD

BELLINGHAM, WA

VILLAGE BOOKS – TIME TBD
1200 11th St, Bellingham, WA 98225
Free & Open to the Public