New in paperback. Hardcover was published in 2001. The Medicine Line was the name the Indians gave to the border between Canada and Montana - one hundred miles of the most desolate terrain in America.
The Medicine Linecomplex and oftentimes dramatic mix of narrative storytelling and history in which ironies are explored, patterns of deed and response are uncovered, examined and evaluated...Beth Ladow is a compelling stylist who writes with warmth and insight, and she has given us a smart book, which will help us understand one another, and a good read. We need more books like this one.
Table of Contents
Prologue: Through the Looking Glass xi
Drawing the Line 1 (22)
The ``Melting Pot of Hell'' 23 (20)
Sanctuary 43 (30)
If You Build It, Will They Come? 73 (16)
Which Side Are You On? 89 (14)
A Living or a Way of Life? 103(20)
What Are We Fighting For? 123(26)
The Cosmopolitan Throng 149(24)
``We Can Play Baseball on the Other Side'' 173(20)
Nature's ``Incivilities'' 193(20)
Epilogue: Wallace Stegner and the North 213(6)