The Resource Savage country, by Robert Olmstead, (large print)

Savage country, by Robert Olmstead, (large print)

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Savage country
Title
Savage country
Statement of responsibility
by Robert Olmstead
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Author
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Language
eng
Summary
In September 1873, Elizabeth Coughlin, a widow bankrupted by her husband's folly and death, embarks on a buffalo hunt with her estranged and mysterious brother-in-law, Michael. With no money, no family, no job or security, she hopes to salvage something of her former life and the lives of the hired men and their families who depend on her. The buffalo hunt that her husband had planned, she now realizes, was his last hope for saving their land. Elizabeth and Michael plunge south across the aptly named Deadline demarcating Indian Territory from their home state, Kansas. Nothing could have prepared them for the dangers: rattlesnakes, rabies, wildfire, lightning strikes, blue northers, flash floods, threats to life in so many ways. They're on borrowed time: the Comanche are in winter quarters, and the cruel work of slaughtering the buffalo is unraveling their souls. They must get back alive. This is a gripping narrative of that infamous hunt, which drove the buffalo population to near extinction--the story of a moment in our history in which mass destruction of an animal population was seen as the only route to economic solvency. But it's also the intimate story of how that hunt changed Michael and Elizabeth forever
Summary
To pay off her late husband's debts and save the family ranch, widow Elizabeth Coughlin organizes a bison-hunting expedition in Comanche territory, enlisting her brother-in-law, Michael, to help. What follows is a dramatic story of survival in a harsh and inhospitable landscape. In spare prose that does not shy away from depicting the harsh realities of 1870s frontier life, Savage Country vividly recreates the Great Plains during the period of America's Westward Expansion. Fans of Lin Enger's The High Divide will enjoy this literary Western. -- Description by Gillian Speace
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Award
Booklist Editors' Choice, 2017.
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10576374
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Olmstead, Robert
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3565.L67
Literary form
fiction
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True
Series statement
Thorndike Press large print historical fiction
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  • Widows
  • American bison hunting
  • Survival
  • Frontier and pioneer life
  • Great Plains
Target audience
adult
Label
Savage country, by Robert Olmstead, (large print)
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Publication
Copyright
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
Large print edition.
Extent
389 pages
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781432843755
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2017034462
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Label
Savage country, by Robert Olmstead, (large print)
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
Large print edition.
Extent
389 pages
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781432843755
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2017034462
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n

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