|Buffalo Commons, the (1998) [Novel]|
by Richard S. Wheeler
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(From the publisher):
The High Plains of eastern Montana are the setting for this riveting contemporary novel about good people warring over their ideals. The battle is between those who hope to restore the vast Western prairie lands to their former grandeur, where buffalo and wolves roam freely, and the ranchers who have sunk roots in the soil and wrested a living from it.
Laslo Horoney is a billionaire with a dream to convert the High Plains into a national grasslands, to restore damage done by farming and overgrazing; the Nichols ranching family see this effort as a threat to a way of life that has sustained them for over a century. The Buffalo Commons is a taut, beautifully conceived drama about what happens when people of good intentions and noble dreams clash over what the earth is for and how life must be lived on it.
Original title: The Buffalo Commons
Genre: Fiction→ General Fiction→ Rural & Small Town Life