The Ogallala Road : A Story of Love, Family, and the Fight to Keep the Great Plains from Running Dry
by Julene Bair


Overview - "A moving story of love and loss, denial and reckoning, and the emergence of a new kind of hope." --Ruth Ozeki

When Julene Bair inherits part of a large farm on the High Plains of Kansas, she intends to honor her father's commandment, "Hang on to your land " But she learns some troubling facts about the ecological harm done by farms like hers, which depend on water pumped from the rapidly depleting Ogallala Aquifer. A single mother balancing multiple allegiances, she meets Ward, a rancher who she hopes will become her partner in seeking a path to save her legacy.

The Ogallala Road eloquently interweaves pressing issues of environmental degradation with a deeply personal story of love and family. Bair's moving memoir, capturing her unfolding love affair and search for a new way to farm, powerfully updates the literature of the American West.

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Overview
"A moving story of love and loss, denial and reckoning, and the emergence of a new kind of hope." --Ruth Ozeki

When Julene Bair inherits part of a large farm on the High Plains of Kansas, she intends to honor her father's commandment, "Hang on to your land " But she learns some troubling facts about the ecological harm done by farms like hers, which depend on water pumped from the rapidly depleting Ogallala Aquifer. A single mother balancing multiple allegiances, she meets Ward, a rancher who she hopes will become her partner in seeking a path to save her legacy.

The Ogallala Road eloquently interweaves pressing issues of environmental degradation with a deeply personal story of love and family. Bair's moving memoir, capturing her unfolding love affair and search for a new way to farm, powerfully updates the literature of the American West.


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  • ISBN-13: 9780143127079
  • ISBN-10: 0143127071
  • Publisher: Penguin Books
  • Publish Date: August 2015
  • Page Count: 288
  • Dimensions: 8.3 x 5.4 x 0.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.5 pounds


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