In Open Spaces

Released June 29, 2010

Set in the vast and unforgiving prairie of Montana, In Open Spaces is the compelling story of the Arbuckle brothers. After the oldest brother George, who dreamed of being a baseball star, drowns, the remaining three, Jack, Blake and Bob vie for who will run the family ranch.


56 Counties Reviews

“Charged with dramatic tension — a joy to read.”

-Ha Jin, author of Waiting, Winner of the National Book Award

“[An] outstanding debut…Rowland’s examination of family dynamics is poignant and revealing…”

-Publishers Weekly (Starred Review)

“A family epic that has a muted elegance….A gracefully understated novel.”

-New York Times Book Review

In Open Spaces is sage, humane, and immensely readable.”

-C. Michael Curtis, senior editor, “The Atlantic Monthly

“A heartfelt debut…[An] unpretentious, involving story told with unfaltering authority.”

-Kirkus Reviews

“As a lifelong reader of books written about the west, particularly those about Montana, Russell Rowland’s In Open Spaces is as good as it gets….a powerful book.”

-C.J. Box, author of Open Season and Savage Run

“Like Norman McLean’s A River Runs Through It,…Rowland…brings [Montana’s] unique beauty alive…”

-Denver Post

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