As Buck and his new pen pal exchange letters, Buck learns about the exciting life Wart is living as the new owner of a remote roadhouse in far-away Alaska Territory and Wart is learning what is going on in his beloved Tater Knob. In fact, because of the letters from Buck, Wart is becoming homesick for the life, and lady, he left behind.
Written with warmth and humor as a series of letters, the "comings and goings" of these two backwoods bachelors make this little novel a fun read. It is written as they, with their 8th grade one-room schoolhouse education, would have written it. What they lacked in polished English and "book learning" they more than make up for in woodsmanship and their lust for the outdoor life and humorous adventures. The reader quickly becomes part of the nostalgic world of these two interesting characters and the cast of characters they associate with in their adventures. Buck & Wart - Backcountry Letters is one of those little fun-to-read books that you will want to keep by your easy chair for when you want to escape to a more simple time in life.