The Whistling Season

The Whistling Season - Ivan Doig Sometimes you just want a story of simplicity. You want to go to a place that reminds you of things about how you grew up and who you grew up among. You want a more recognizable time, even if the recognition is emotional rather than experiential. Maybe you just want a story that is a little less alienating than the one you find yourself in.The Whistling Season is a lovely book of this kind of unapologetic simplicity: the issues are of character and growth, the characters are quirky and complex, and, like [book: Case Histories]’s Olivia Land there is a portrait of affectionate, innocent childhood in sweet Toby Milliron.This book about the one room schoolhouse is so much more.