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Last Bus to Wisdom by Ivan Doig, Part 1

Join us for the stunning final novel by a great American storyteller. Last Bus to Wisdom is a coming of age novel which follows eleven-year-old Donal Cameron from the legendary Double W Ranch in Ivan Doig’s beloved Two Medicine Country of the Montana Rockies to faraway Manitowoc, Wisconsin and back again.

Along the way he meets a classic Doigian ensemble of characters and has a rollicking series of misadventures.

Doig's estate has been incredibly generous to allow us permission to broadcast this book, and it is read by the incomparable Tom Bacon. Many listeners will recognize Tom's voice from his 40+ years as a journalist and radio host in our region, and his previous readings of Doig's books for The Bookshelf.

Chris Maccini previously worked at SPR as Morning Edition host and producing arts and special programming such as The Bookshelf, Poetry Moment, Northwest Arts Review, special features and more.