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Falling from Horses (Reprint) (Paperback) (Molly Gloss)

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“A beautiful, moving novel, cut from the American heartwood.” —Ursula K. Le Guin, author ofLavinia 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 ofThe Jane Austen Bookclub and We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves
“Clear-eyed, breathtaking . . . A moving story filled with heart and insight.” — Gail Tsukiyama, author ofThe 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.
In a new novel from the best-selling author of The Hearts of Horses and The Jump-Off Creek, a young ranch hand escapes a family tragedy and travels to Hollywood to become a stunt rider.
In 1938, nineteen-year-old ranch hand Bud Frazer sets out for Hollywood. His little sister has been gone a couple of years now, his parents are finding ranch work and comfort for their loss where they can, but for Bud, Echol Creek, where he grew up and first learned to ride, is a place he can no longer call home. So he sets his sights 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, Bud meets a young woman who also harbors dreams of making it in the movies, though not as a starlet but as a writer, a real writer. Lily Shaw is bold and outspoken, confident in ways out of proportion with her small frame and bookish looks. But the two strike up an unlikely kinship that will carry them through their tumultuous days in Hollywood ? and, as it happens, for the rest of their lives.

Acutely observed, Falling from Horses charts what was to be a glittering year in the movie business through the wide eyes and lofty dreams of two people trying to make their mark on the world, or at least make their way in it. Molly Gloss weaves a remarkable tale of humans and horses, hope and heartbreak, narrated by one of the most winning narrators ever to walk off the page.

Edition: Reprint
Number of Pages: 330.0
Genre: Fiction + Literature Genres
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Author: Molly Gloss
Language: English
Street Date: May 5, 2015
TCIN: 16893744
UPC: 9780544484030
Item Number (DPCI): 247-42-3159

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