Books About Horses

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Half broke horses : a true-life novel

Jeannette Walls.

Historical Fiction

Walls's "The Glass Castle" was nothing short of spectacular ("Entertainment Weekly"). Now Walls presents this magnificent, true-life novel based on her no-nonsense, resourceful, hardworking, and spectacularly compelling grandmother.

Out stealing horses

Per Petterson ; translated by Anne Born.

Literary Fiction

We were going out stealing horses. That was what he said, standing at the door to the cabin where I was spending the summer with my father. I was fifteen. It was 1948 and oneof the first days of July. Trond’s friend Jon often appeared at his doorstep with an adventure in mind for the two of them. But this morning was different. What began as a joy ride on “borrowed” horses ends with Jon falling into a strange trance of grief. Tr...

Wild horses

Linda Byler.

Historical Fiction, Inspirational

The Miller family’s move from Ohio to Montana was, for the most part, uneventful, except that Sadie Miller had to leave her beloved horse, the palomino named Paris. Still, she likes the Montana snows and her job at Aspen East Ranch serving the ranch hands.

If wishes were horses

Robert Barclay.


In the spirit of Nicholas Sparks, Barclay has crafted a deeply moving story of love, hope, and forgiveness.

The hearts of horses

Molly Gloss.

Historical Fiction

This breakout novel from the author of The Jump-Off Creek tells the heartwarming story of a determined young woman with a gift for "gentling" wild horses. In the winter of 1917, a big-boned young woman shows up at George Bliss's doorstep. She's looking for a job breaking horses, and he hires her on. Many of his regular hands are off fighting the war, and he glimpses, beneath her showy rodeo garb, a shy but strong-willed girl with a serious knowle...

In the presence of horses : a novel

by Barbara Dimmick.

Literary Fiction

Over the course of her adolescence, Natalie lost everyone that had ever mattered to her--her beloved aunt, her father, her troubled but brilliant sister. Retreating from people and the complexities of relationships, at the age of sixteen she turned to the horse world, immersing herself in the rituals and routines of the barn and moving on to another farm and another set of horses whenever she began to lose her grip on her essential mantra: nothin...

All the pretty horses

Cormac McCarthy.

Literary Fiction

This National Book Award winner tells the story of John Grady Cole who, at 16, finds himself at the dying end of a long line of Texas ranchers, cut off from the only life he has ever imagined for himself. "A true American original".--Newsweek. Copyright © Libri GmbH. All rights reserved.

Horses of heaven

Gillian Bradshaw.

Historical Fiction

The valley of horses : a novel

Jean M. Auel.

Historical Fiction

This is the continuation of the story of Ayla from "The Clan of the Cave Bear." This trade paperback edition of the contemporary classic is available for the first time ever--and one woman's odyssey, beginning at the dawn of time, will once again capture the imagination of millions. Copyright © Libri GmbH. All rights reserved.