Falling from Horses

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Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, May 5, 2015 - Fiction - 336 pages
"A beautiful, moving novel, cut from the American heartwood." --Ursula K. Le Guin, author of Lavinia and The Unreal and the Real

"I read Falling from Horses in two gulps . . . I could not have loved it more." -- Karen Joy Fowler, author of The Jane Austen Bookclub and We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves "Clear-eyed, breathtaking . . . A moving story filled with heart and insight." -- Gail Tsukiyama, author of The Samurai's Garden "A hypnotic read." -- Kirkus Reviews
In 1938, nineteen-year-old ranch hand Bud Frazer sets out for Hollywood, his sights set on becoming a stunt rider in the movies--and rubbing shoulders with the great screen cowboys of his youth. On the long bus ride south from Echol Creek, Bud meets a young woman who also harbors dreams of making it in the movies, not as a starlet but as a writer. Lily Shaw is bold and outspoken, more confident than her small frame and bookish looks seem to allow. The two strike up an unlikely kinship that will carry them through their tumultuous days in Hollywood. Through the wide eyes and lofty dreams of two people trying to make their mark on the world, Molly Gloss weaves a remarkable tale of humans and horses, hope and heartbreak, told by one of the most winning narrators ever to walk off the page.

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User Review  - DeltaQueen50 - LibraryThing

Falling From Horses by Molly Gloss was an interesting read set in 1938 Hollywood as it deals with the hopes and dreams of two young people who soon learn that the movie business is anything but ... Read full review

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User Review  - PatsyMurray - LibraryThing

This book is near-perfect. It is so very real in its characterization, and it has so much of importance to say about grief and pain and coping with the sorrows that life throws at you. Plus, it is ... Read full review

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About the author (2015)

MOLLY GLOSS is the best-selling author of The Hearts of Horses, The Jump-Off Creek, The Dazzle of Day, and Wild Life, and has won the PEN Center West Fiction Prize, the PNW Booksellers Award, the Oregon Book Award, and the James Tiptree Jr. Award.

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