Book Favorites – The Hearts of Horses

The Hearts of Horses, a novel by Molly Gloss This is a quiet story of Eastern Oregon ranch life at the time of World War I. Nineteen-year-old loner Martha Lessen goes to work training horses for rancher George Bliss and his neighbors. She gets crossways with a hired hand who abuses horses, helps a German […]

Book Favorites – The Diary of Mattie Spencer

The Diary of Mattie Spencer, a novel by Sandra Dallas LOCAL AUTHOR. No one gets the lingo and the culture of the westward wagon trek like Denver’s Sandra Dallas. Mattie leaves her Midwest home with new husband Luke to create a life homesteading in Colorado. As recorded in her “diary,” she copes with the hardships […]

Book Favorites – The Meadow

The Meadow, by James Galvin LOCAL AUTHOR. An American Library Association Notable Book. Raised in northern Colorado and owner of a ranch in Tie Siding, Wyoming, James Galvin has crafted one of the most authentic (and poetically beautiful) descriptions of ranch life we’ve ever read. You’ll meet Lyle, Ray, Clara, and App, the quirky characters […]

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