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A love affair unfolds as crisis hits a family farm on the high plains
Julene Bair has inherited part of a farming empire and fallen in love with a rancher from Kansas's beautiful Smoky Valley. She means to create a family, provide her son with the father he longs for, and preserve the Bair farm for the next generation, honoring her own father's wish and commandment, "Hang on to your land " But part of her legacy is a share of the ecological harm the Bair Farm has done: each growing season her family--like other irrigators--pumps over two hundred million gallons out of the Ogallala aquifer. The rapidly disappearing aquifer is the sole source of water on the vast western plains, and her family's role in its depletion haunts her. As traditional ways of life collide with industrial realities, Bair must dramatically change course.
Updating the territory mapped by Jane Smiley, Pam Houston, and Terry Tempest Williams, and with elements of Cheryl Strayed's "Wild," "The Ogallala Road "tells a tale of the West today and points us toward a new way to love both the land and one another.
Title: The Ogallala Road: A Memoir of Love and Reckoning
Categories: Autobiography / Biography / Memoir,
Edition: First Edition
Publisher: Viking: 2014
ISBN Number: 0670786047
ISBN Number 13: 9780670786046
Binding: Hard Cover
Book Condition: Fine
Jacket Condition: Fine
Weight: 1.00 Item
Seller ID: 132496
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