Molly Gloss at Leavenworth Library

05/08/2015 - 7:00pm

Fourth-generation Oregonian Molly Gloss is the bestselling author of The Jump-Off CreekThe Dazzle of Day, Wild LifeThe Hearts of Horses and Falling From Horses. Her work has earned numerous awards, including an Oregon Book Award, a Pacific Northwest Booksellers Award, the PEN West Fiction Prize, the James Tiptree Jr. Award; and a Whiting Writers Award.

The author of the beloved Hearts of Horses returns to Leavenworth with her latest: Falling From Horses, where nineteen-year-old ranch hand Bud Frazer sets out for Hollywood with his sights set on becoming a stunt rider in the movies–and hoping to rub shoulders with the great screen cowboys of his youth. On the long bus ride south, Bud meets Lily Shaw, a bold, outspoken young woman with her heart set on becoming a screenwriter. The two form an unlikely friendship that will carry them through their tumultuous days in Hollywood–and as it happens, for the rest of their lives.

“I read Falling from Horses in two gulps. The writing is gorgeous, the setting so beautifully realized, both time and place, the narrative voice unforgettable, and all the characters so real and compelling. Tremendous, page-turning….I could not have loved it more.” Karen Joy Fowler, author of We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves

“The story of a boy growing up into a man by way of ambition, adventure, catastrophe, love, and grief…A beautiful, moving novel, cut from the American heartwood.” –Ursula K. Le Guin

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Falling from Horses Cover Image
ISBN: 9780544484030
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Published: Mariner Books - May 5th, 2015

The Hearts of Horses Cover Image
ISBN: 9780547085753
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Published: Mariner Books - December 1st, 2008

The Jump-Off Creek Cover Image
ISBN: 9780618565870
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Published: Mariner Books - August 3rd, 2005