The Buffalo Commons

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Macmillan, Apr 15, 2000 - Fiction - 480 pages
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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 tau, 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.
  

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Contents

CHAPTER 1
4
CHAPTER 2
11
CHAPTER 3
17
CHAPTER 4
25
CHAPTER 5
33
CHAPTER 6
41
CHAPTER 7
49
CHAPTER 8
55
CHAPTER 36
246
CHAPTER 37
253
CHAPTER 38
260
CHAPTER 39
267
CHAPTER 40
273
CHAPTER 41
281
CHAPTER 42
288
CHAPTER 43
297

CHAPTER 9
62
CHAPTER 10
70
CHAPTER 11
77
CHAPTER 12
83
CHAPTER 13
90
CHAPTER 14
97
CHAPTER 15
104
CHAPTER 16
111
CHAPTER 17
117
CHAPTER 18
123
CHAPTER 19
131
CHAPTER 20
139
CHAPTER 21
145
CHAPTER 22
152
CHAPTER 23
158
CHAPTER 24
166
CHAPTER 25
174
CHAPTER 26
180
CHAPTER 27
187
CHAPTER 28
194
CHAPTER 29
200
CHAPTER 30
206
CHAPTER 31
212
CHAPTER 32
219
CHAPTER 33
225
CHAPTER 34
232
CHAPTER 35
239
CHAPTER 44
305
CHAPTER 45
311
CHAPTER 46
317
CHAPTER 47
323
CHAPTER 48
330
CHAPTER 49
336
CHAPTER 50
343
CHAPTER 51
349
CHAPTER 52
355
CHAPTER 53
362
CHAPTER 54
369
CHAPTER 55
376
CHAPTER 56
382
CHAPTER 57
388
CHAPTER 58
396
CHAPTER 59
405
CHAPTER 60
410
CHAPTER 61
415
CHAPTER 62
421
CHAPTER 63
429
CHAPTER 64
435
CHAPTER 65
441
CHAPTER 66
447
CHAPTER 67
453
CHAPTER 68
459
CHAPTER 69
466
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Richard S. Wheeler has written over fifty novels and several short stories. He has won four Spur Awards and the Owen Wister Award for lifetime achievement in the field of western literature.

He lives in the literary and film community of Livingston, Montana, and is married to Professor Sue Hart, of Montana State University-Billings. Before turning to fiction he was a newsman and book editor. He has raised horses and been a wrangler at an Arizona dude ranch.

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