Sometimes A Great Notion Study Guides

  • Sometimes a Great Notion


    Sometimes a Great Notion tells the story of the Stampers, a family of loggers in the 1960s Pacific Northwest. Even though the local loggers' union is striking for shorter hours, the Stamper family continues to supply the local mill with timber, undermining the strike. Meanwhile, youngest brother Lee, who hasn't been home in years, comes back to town, butting heads with his older brother Hank, as the river rises and threatens to sweep away the Stamper house. This novel explores themes of family, betrayal, and nature.