By R. D. Rosen
A sprawling suburban condominium in Santa Fe isn't the form of domestic the place a buffalo usually roams, yet Veryl Goodnight and Roger Brooks are usually not your traditional animal enthusiasts. Over 100 years after Veryl’s ancestors, Charles and Mary Ann Goodnight, hand-raised child buffalo to aid store the species from extinction, the sculptor and her husband undertake an orphaned buffalo calf in their personal. opposed to a backdrop of the previous American West, A Buffalo in the home tells the tale of a family scenario past any sitcom writer’s wildest dreams.
Charlie has no concept he’s a buffalo and Roger has no concept simply how powerful the bond among guy and buffalo will be. within the old shadow of the near-extermination of an imposing and misunderstood animal, Roger units out to avoid wasting only one buffalo.
Written within the culture of Ian Frazier’s nice Plains and the paintings of Garrison Keillor and invoice Bryson, A Buffalo in the home tells a major, uplifting tale approximately one animal’s skill to the touch human lives and reconnect humans of every age to the vanished earlier.
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