Originally published in 1944, “Buffalo Coat” appeared for 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 o children’s literature in 1936, “Buffalo Coat” has become a classic of Northwest Literature.
“Buffalo Coat” 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. Yet each of their lives ended in tragedy.
Noted for her human insight and succinct storytelling, Carol Brink’s “Buffalo Coat” was perhaps her finest novel, the first in a trilogy about northern Idaho and eastern Washington that also included” Strangers in the Forest” and “Snow in the River”. All three have been re-issued by the Washington State University Press.