Winter Range by Claire Davis

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Winner of the Pacific Northwest Booksellers Award for Best First Novel and the Mountains and Plains Booksellers Award for Best Novel

In Winter Range, the intimate details of ranching and small-town life are woven into the suspenseful story of three people struggling to survive, to belong, and to love in the chillingly bleak landscape of eastern Montana. Ike Parsons is a small-town sheriff whose life is stable and content; his wife Pattiann is a rancher’s daughter with a secret past. But when Ike tries to help a hard-luck cattleman named Chas Stubblefield, he triggers Chas’s resentment and finds his home and his wife targeted by a plot for revenge.


About Claire Davis

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Winter Range is Claire Davis’ first novel. She has been published in the Southern Review, Gettysburg Review, Shenandoah, and elsewhere. She has received a Pushcart Prize for her short fiction. She lives in Idaho.
Published April 1, 2007 by Picador. 262 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Wisconsin farm-bred Ike agrees, but the fact is there’s no other place for him but among these hard-bitten, often quirky people because Pattiann, his wife, is rooted there.

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His identity as an outsider and job as the town sheriff begin to seem incompatible when Chas, who owns the land that annexes Pattiann's father's land, begins to starve his own cattle rather than declare bankruptcy.

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