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Buffalo Coat

Carol Ryrie Brink

$19.95

Originally published in 1944, Carol Brink’s first adult novel, Buffalo Coat, is a classic of Northwest literature. Three doctors came to Opportunity (Moscow), Idaho, in the 1890s, drawn by the town’s promise. All attained their private objectives and financial success, symbolized by owning a great buffalo coat to wear through the bitter winters. And yet, for these men there was irony in the name Opportunity—each of their lives ended in tragedy.

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Description

Originally published in 1944, Buffalo Coat spent several weeks on the New York Times bestseller list. The first adult novel written by acclaimed Idaho writer Carol Ryrie Brink, winner of the Newbery Award for the outstanding book of children’s literature in 1936, Buffalo Coat has become a classic of Northwest literature. It tells the tale of three doctors who came to Opportunity (Moscow), Idaho, in the 1890s seeking success and fortune in the town with the promising name. At first all attained their private objectives and financial success, symbolized by owning a great buffalo coat to wear through the bitter winters. Then one by one, each of their lives ended in tragedy.

Noted for her human insight and succinct storytelling, Brink’s Buffalo Coat was perhaps her finest novel, the first in a trilogy about northern Idaho and eastern Washington that also includes Strangers in the Forest and Snow in the River.

421 pages (1993)

Recognition

New York Times bestseller

“The author knows…the life of a small town and writes…with humor and understanding.”—New York Times

Additional information

Weight 1.81 oz
Dimensions 9 x 6 in
Format

Paperback