Savage Country

Savage Country

A Novel

Book - 2017
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"A bankrupt widow embarks on a buffalo hunt in 1873 to try to save her late husband's land, and encounters multiple dangers along the way"--
Publisher: Chapel Hill, North Carolina :, Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill,, 2017
Edition: First edition
Copyright Date: 2017
ISBN: 9781616204129
1616204125
Branch Call Number: F OLM NVD
Characteristics: 293 pages ; 22 cm

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inthestacks Jan 06, 2018

In 1870s Kansas, a widow hires her brother-in-law to lead an expedition to the Plains for an industrial-size campaign of buffalo hunting. The descriptive details of the killing and processing of the buffalo is absorbing if not a little grisly. Plenty of tension and danger in this well-written re... Read More »


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Apr 08, 2018

Not a bad book. I can't say I found it spellbinding but it's not terrible. The story moves along at a steady pace, but the dialogue is oddly stilted. I think the writer is trying to recreate how people possibly spoke 150 years ago? I'm not sure. It was a little off putting to me.

I did not finish the book.

inthestacks Jan 06, 2018

In 1870s Kansas, a widow hires her brother-in-law to lead an expedition to the Plains for an industrial-size campaign of buffalo hunting. The descriptive details of the killing and processing of the buffalo is absorbing if not a little grisly. Plenty of tension and danger in this well-written realistic Western novel.

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ginger4205
Oct 03, 2017

Can't tell if I have book reserved or not ?

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