They don't want us to tell you too much about this - so I'll just say that I enjoyed it and would have given it five stars if the ending didn't leave me wanting more.
Another hidden gem here, not having had any interest in history, audible has further boosted my learning with this tale of two fellow Scots moving to Montana.
We learn of their heartbreaking battles with the climate and the demands of mother nature on body and mind. Your dreamy picture of a sunny Montana is harshly sullied by the bleak depictions of the winters. A real eyeopener, you'll love it and its characters.
Not something I would normally gravitate towards, but I found this trilogy totally captivating. You are torn between finding the main character a bullying, vengeful, "could-be" killer; then you jump back to his childhood and discover how awful it was and feel terrible pity for him.
The trilogy covers the life of Edgar Watson and his family, living in the early 1900s, trying to survive by producing sugar cane but thwarted at every turn by weather, poor soil, racism and economic climates.
It's a part of history I knew very little about, but will look into more of Matthiessen's novels and indeed, that era.