The Resource Savage country : a novel, Robert Olmstead

Savage country : a novel, Robert Olmstead

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Savage country : a novel
Title
Savage country
Title remainder
a novel
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Robert Olmstead
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Language
eng
Summary
From the writer of the bestselling Coal Black Horse, who has consistently created riveting fiction about pivotal moments in history, comes another spellbinding novel covering one of the most infamous hunts in the American West. 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. 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 women who depend on her, and the buffalo hunt that her husband had planned, she now realizes, was his last hope for saving the land. Elizabeth and Michael plunge south across the aptly named Deadline demarcating Indian Territory from their home state of 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 is unraveling their souls. They must get back alive. This is a gripping, historically accurate account of that infamous hunt, which decimated the bison 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. And it is also a thrilling, readable tale of how that hunt changed Michael and Elizabeth forever
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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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Midwest
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Olmstead, Robert
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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dictionaries
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  • Widows
  • American bison hunting
  • Survival
  • Frontier and pioneer life
  • Great Plains
Target audience
adult
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Savage country : a novel, Robert Olmstead
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online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
MWT11809620
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
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Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9781616207656
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
c
Publisher number
MWT11809620
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
11809620
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
Savage country : a novel, Robert Olmstead
Link
Publication
Distribution
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
MWT11809620
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9781616207656
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
c
Publisher number
MWT11809620
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
11809620
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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