Knowing Norman Maclean, biographer Rebecca McCarthy shares stories in Seeley Lake

Rebecca McCarthy got a call from Norman Maclean's daughter during an event at the Missoula Public Library. Based on the way Jean Maclean Snyder spoke on the phone, it could have been her father.

Maclean had a deliberate way of speaking, which translated to the way he spoke over the phone. Per McCarthy's memory it would go like this:

"Rebecca, dear."

Pause.

"How are you?"

She'd answer and Maclean would respond with a particular exclamation that sounded like, "Gaaaaaaawd."

That was the same way the conversation began with Synder during the public library event - minus the pause, as Synder didn't...

 

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