Falling From Horses

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Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, Oct 28, 2014 - Fiction - 320 pages
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“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  - wynde - LibraryThing

A fictional memoir about horses that includes some history of the movie making of early Westerns and stunt riders . Captures your attention immediately. I will look for more titles by this author. I didn't want this story to end - even tho it did have a satisfying close. Read full review

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User Review  - Ronrose1 - LibraryThing

This is a story about family, about breaking out on your own, finding yourself, and what ties you to others. It’s about realizing the values that you grew up with in your family are what’s truly ... Read full review

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Echol Creek 19231925
Echol Creek 19261934
Echol Creek 19351938
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About the author (2014)

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

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