I enjoyed the book. it is a multi - cultural epic told by three members of the McCullough family. Eli, whose family was murdered by Comanches. He later is adopted by the tribe. His son, Peter, who is a decent man and whose decency makes him an outcast in his own family. Peter's granddaughter, Jeanie, who is the last member of the McCullough family who feels a.tie to the land. This is not a feel good novel and at times is very grim. Interesting book.