The Resource Savage country : a novel, Robert Olmstead

Savage country : a novel, Robert Olmstead

Label
Savage country : a novel
Title
Savage country
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Robert Olmstead
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
September 1873. Elizabeth Coughlin, a widow bankrupted by her husband's folly and death, embarks on a buffalo hunt with her estranged brother-in-law, Michael. 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. As they ride across the Deadline demarcating Indian Territory from their home state, Kansas, they're on borrowed time: the Comanche are in winter quarters, and the cruel work of slaughtering the buffalo is unraveling their souls
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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Booklist Editors' Choice, 2017.
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10576374
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CoCr/DLC
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Olmstead, Robert
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
Literary form
novels
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True
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  • Widows
  • American bison hunting
  • Survival
  • Frontier and pioneer life
  • Great Plains
  • American bison hunting
  • Frontier and pioneer life
  • Survival
  • Widows
  • Great Plains
  • FICTION / Action & Adventure
  • FICTION / Historical
  • FICTION / Westerns
Target audience
adult
Label
Savage country : a novel, Robert Olmstead
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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
Control code
ocn988749581
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
293 pages
Isbn
9781616204129
Lccn
2017020399
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)988749581
Label
Savage country : a novel, Robert Olmstead
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
Control code
ocn988749581
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
293 pages
Isbn
9781616204129
Lccn
2017020399
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)988749581

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