I bought Far as the Eye Can See at a reading the author, Robert Bausch held, a chance to hear his story as an author and get a signed copy. I thoroughly enjoyed it and was just thinking about it again today, the sign of a good book.
The story is about a civil war veteran who heads out West with no particular aim in mind, but Bausch makes him a charming, if crusty, character. It paints a more intimate feel for the old west where Native Americans are small bands of people surviving on the land and life is difficult.
We have few good westerns these days, but this is one of them.