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When Larry McMurtry's classic novel of the post-World War II era was originally published in 1961, it created a sensation in Texas literary circles. Never before had a writer portrayed the contemporary West in conflict with the Old West in such stark, realistic, unsentimental ways. Horseman, Pass By, on which the film Hud is based, tells the story of Homer Bannon, an old-time cattleman who epitomizes the frontier values of honesty and decency, and Hud, his unscrupulous stepson. Caught in the middle is the narrator, Homer's young grandson, Lonnie, who is as much drawn to his grandfather's strength of character as he is to Hud's hedonism and materialism. Memorable characters, powerful themes, and illuminating detail make Horseman, Pass By vintage McMurtry.
When Larry McMurtry's classic novel of the post-World War II era was originally published in 1961, it created a sensation in Texas literary circles. Never before had a writer portrayed the contemporary West in conflict with the Old West in such stark, realistic, unsentimental ways. "Horseman, Pass By," on which the film "Hud" is based, tells the story of Homer Bannon, an old-time cattleman who epitomizes the frontier values of honesty and decency, and Hud, his unscrupulous stepson. Caught in the middle is the narrator, Homer's young grandson, Lonnie, who is as much drawn to his grandfather's strength of character as he is to Hud's hedonism and materialism. Memorable characters, powerful themes, and illuminating detail make "Horseman, Pass By" vintage McMurtry.
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Not in name only...?Single father Stony Stratton was sure he was safe from the meddling matchmakers of Shotgun Ridge...until Eden Williams arrived on his ranch with an outrageous proposal.Eden had only six months to make a baby or forever hold her peace. Stony was just the man for the job. A gentle giant if there ever was one, he'd embodied all of the good qualities Eden hoped to pass on to her child-and possessed all of the male sex appeal a woman could want.Taking Eden to bed would be Stony's pleasure, but he wouldn't do it without taking her down the aisle first.
Life was supposed to be less complicated here -- But it's not working out that way for Regan Flynn. Her new job at the high school came with a difficult boss and an even more difficult twelve-year-old student. And then there's the girl's charming cowboy father, the local horse trainer with a penchant for rescuing damaged creatures. Will Bishop is doing his best to raise Kylie on his own. But protecting her from the truth just got a lot more difficult with the arrival of the beautiful new teacher. Any future Will and Regan might have together would be burdened by the secret he can't afford to reveal -- to anyone.
The Horsemasters is a novel with a difference, a delightful story which reveals the author's vast fund of equestrian knowledge. Through the eyes of the main character, a young American girl, we see this "most famous riding school in England" as it prepares a group of youngsters for their Horsemastership Certificate. The toil of stable routine, the exacting demands of schoolwork, the seemingly endless theory--all are vividly expressed. We watch the Horsemasters' progress week by week, their individual reactions to disappointment and triumph, to rebuff and congratulation. The school comes to life before us, for the whole story is truly representative of what it so faithfully portrays. One can almost put a name to the school and its setting in the beautiful English countryside, to its instructors and, of course, to its pupils, who may be any one of us. Our attention is brought to dwell upon the work involved in preparation for the Preliminary Instructor's Certificate--the goal towards which all the Horsemasters are striving. This is no Course for fainthearts. It demands real love for the horse, and an acceptance of hard work and little leisure. The Horse-masters are prepared for this, and we watch them progress together as rivals and as comrades. At first it seems an impossibility for all to reach that goal, but systematic training brings its own rewards, and the descriptions of schoolwork, stable management, elementary and advanced jumping cannot fail to interest every reader. One can almost share the feeling of mixed terror and thrill when a pupil negotiates the "grill" for the first time, or of setting out alone on the hazardous cross-country ride; and the final examination itself compels interest. Without realizing the fact, one learns a great deal from this book. It is to the author's credit that one learns with delight.
An unbroken horse, a broken man, an estate that needed herOnce a privileged son of the South, Hunter Calhoun now stands a widower shadowed by the scandal of his wife's death. Burying himself in his success with breeding Thoroughbred racehorses, he's left his family to crumble and forgotten how to comfort his grieving children. When a prized stallion arrives from Ireland crazed and unridable, Hunter is forced to seek help for the beast. Removed from the world of wealth and social privilege, Eliza Fylte has inherited her father's famed gift for gentling horses. And when Hunter arrives with his wild steed, her healing spirit reaches further yet, drawing her to his shattered family and to the intense, bitter man who needs her, just as she needs him.Eliza understands what Hunter refuses to see...that love is the greatest healer of all. But can her kind, humble being manage to teach such an untethered man what truly matters in life?
With a deadly judgment from God, Judd's life changes forever. Lionel and the others in Israel try to help, but Judd must endure this trial alone. Vicki and the others at the schoolhouse witness a powerful answer to prayer. Then their worst fears are realized as the Global Community sets a plan in motion to trap believers. Will the kids be forced underground? Follow the Young Trib Force as they struggle to survive and tell others the truth.
A CHANCE FOR GLORY Tirnya, an accomplished swordswoman and military leader, burns with her people's shame. A century past, the magical Qirsi drove them from Deraqor, forcing them to resettle in Qalsyn. Her father, though a prominent lord, can never rule their adopted land and refuses to even speak of what they have lost. Yet she knows that given a chance, he would gladly fight to reclaim their homeland. Now their longtime antagonists, felled by a mysterious plague that turns their magic against them, are vulnerable as never before. She could bring glory back to Deraqor at the risk of destroying the life her people have built in their adopted land. Tirnya stands at a crossroads, poised to reclaim her birthright ... or face death at the hands of their ancient adversaries.
It's a horse lover's dream! When snooty Veronica blames her bad performance on her horse, Garnet, and storms out of the ring, Carole follows, fearing Veronica's threat to give away her horse. But horse and rider have disappeared.
Introduces young readers to horses. In this book the author explains the history, evolution, breeds and cultural ties to horses. [This text is listed as an example that meets Common Core Standards in English language arts in grades 4-5 at http://www.corestandards.org.]
Train, care for, and have fun with your horse. If you're crazy about horses, this hands-on guide is all you need to giddy up and go. Featuring updates on breeds, boarding, nutrition, equipment, training, and riding, as well as new information on various equine conditions, this resource shows you how to keep your horse happy - and take your riding skills to the next level. Discover how to * Select the right horse for you * Feed, groom, and handle your horse * Recognize common horse ailments * Have fun in the saddle * Get involved in equestrian competitions
Beautiful Brisa, with her sunset-pink coat and blonde mane and tail, happily sets out to make the world--and everything in it, including her fellow Wind Dancers--as lovely as she is. Sounds like a plan--that only one horse can love!
Describes the history, breeds, colors, markings, uses and care of the domestic horse.
Meet the Wind Dancers® Four tiny horses with shiny manes and shimmering wings burst from a puff of dandelion seeds! Four magical horses who can fly. BOOK 4: Horses' Night Out What's it like to be out in the dark of night? The three magical fillies and the one colt, who is sure he's going to love the adventure, are about to find out.
The Horse Wise Pony Club riders have been working hard on a precision horseback drill. They'll perform it on Founders' Day to raise money for the needy animals at a nearby shelter. But Lisa, Stevie, and Carole want to do even more.Then Lisa gets the bright idea to set up a tent and read people's fortunes before the drill. The Saddle Club's wildest dreams are fulfilled when nasty Veronica diAngelo enters the tent to learn whether there's romance in her cards. But someone else wants to know the future too--what can the girls predict for a lonely junior rider?
From one of the world's leading natural scientists and the acclaimed author of Trilobite!, Life: A Natural History of Four Billion Years of Life on Earth and Dry Storeroom No. 1 comes a fascinating chronicle of life's history told not through the fossil record but through the stories of organisms that have survived, almost unchanged, throughout time. Evolution, it seems, has not completely obliterated its tracks as more advanced organisms have evolved; the history of life on earth is far older--and odder--than many of us realize. Scattered across the globe, these remarkable plants and animals continue to mark seminal events in geological time. From a moonlit beach in Delaware, where the hardy horseshoe crab shuffles its way to a frenzy of mass mating just as it did 450 million years ago, to the dense rainforests of New Zealand, where the elusive, unprepossessing velvet worm has burrowed deep into rotting timber since before the breakup of the ancient supercontinent, to a stretch of Australian coastline with stromatolite formations that bear witness to the Precambrian dawn, the existence of these survivors offers us a tantalizing glimpse of pivotal points in evolutionary history. These are not "living fossils" but rather a handful of tenacious creatures of days long gone. Written in buoyant, sparkling prose, Horseshoe Crabs and Velvet Worms is a marvelously captivating exploration of the world's old-timers combining the very best of science writing with an explorer's sense of adventure and wonder.
A collection of jokes about farm animals.
When former NYPD detective Joe Serpe hit bottom, he just kept on going. Having lost his career to charges of corruption, his family to divorce, his partner to suicide, and his fireman brother to the tragedy of 9/11, Serpe's world is nearly empty but for his cat, Mulligan. Living in a basement apartment in a blue collar town on Long Island, Joe spends his days filling tanks with home heating oil and his nights filling his belly with vodka.But when a young, mentally challenged man who worked for Joe's oil company is cruelly murdered, Joe Serpe rediscovers purpose and grasps for a last chance at redemption.Along with his former Internal Affairs Bureau nemesis, Bob Healy, and Marla Stein, a brave and beautiful, group home psychologist, Joe wades into the world of street gangs, anti-immigration organizations, and the Red Mafia.Hose Monkey is a rough and tumble ride through a violent, often cruel world--a world where it's hard to tell the bad guys from the good guys without a scorecard. It is a world of murder and extortion, but one in which an innocent Down's Syndrome girl may hold the key that unlocks the mystery. At the same time, Hose Monkey is a story of salvation and forgiveness . . . a tale of justice done.
Born and raised in two vastly different worlds, pastor Hosea Stevens and former prostitute Angela Warren are nevertheless drawn to one another, teaching each other a strong life lesson about love and forgiveness.
This study tracks the establishment of a single hospital-based integrative medicine center. Although some factors clearly worked in favor of the center, the hospital had few models to guide it and no experience in creating such a clinic. Thus, it made many decisions in the areas of administration, finance, and legal issues that created barriers to the center's success, and the center was ultimately closed.
In this awe-inspiring book, Dr. Catherine Hamlin recalls her life and career in Ethiopia aiding suffering women. Her unyielding courage and solid faith will astound Christians worldwide as she shares her amazing journey.
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