A Buffalo in the House: The True Story of a Man, an Animal, and the American West
A sprawling suburban house in Santa Fe is not the kind of home where a buffalo normally roams, but Veryl Goodnight and Roger Brooks are not your ordinary animal lovers. Over a hundred years after Veryl's ancestors, Charles and Mary Ann Goodnight, hand-raised two baby buffalo to help save the species from extinction, the sculptor and her husband adopt an orphaned buffalo calf of their own. Against a backdrop of the old American West, A Buffalo in the House tells the story of a household situation beyond any sitcom writer's wildest dreams.
Charlie has no idea he's a buffalo and Roger has no idea just how strong the bond between man and buffalo can be. In the historical shadow of the near-extermination of a majestic and misunderstood animal, Roger sets out to save just one buffalo.
Written in the tradition of Ian Frazier's Great Plains and the work of Garrison Keillor and Bill Bryson, A Buffalo in the House tells an important, uplifting story about one animal's ability to touch human lives and reconnect people of all ages to the vanished past.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - Rob.Larson - LibraryThing
I picked up this book for a change of pace. I couldn't have been more pleased. Everyone will love this story, it is well written and moving. Do yourself a favor and read it, or give as a gift! Read full review
A Buffalo in the House: The True Story About a Man, an Animal, and the American WestUser Review - Not Available - Book Verdict
The number of people who would read this book is probably very limited, and that isn't necessarily a reflection on Veryl Goodnight or Roger Brooks, who took an orphaned buffalo (more correctly ... Read full review