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Falling from Horses

Molly Gloss

In 1938, 19-year-old cowboy Bud Frazer sets his sights on becoming a stunt rider in the movies. Fantasizing about rubbing shoulders with the great screen cowboys of his youth, he leaves his home in Echol Creek, Oregon, and heads for Hollywood. 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 and confident in ways completely out of proportion with her small frame and bookish looks. The two proceed to 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 and impeccably authentic, FALLING FROM HORSES charts what turns out to be a glittering year in the movie business, seen through the wide eyes and lofty dreams of two people trying to make their mark on the world, or at least to make their way in it. As she did so memorably in her previous novel, the bestselling THE HEARTS OF HORSES, Molly Gloss weaves a remarkable tale of humans and horses, hope and heartbreak. Molly Gloss is also the author of The Jump-Off Creek, a winner of both the Pacific Northwest Booksellers Award and the Oregon Book Award, The Dazzle of Day, a New York Times Notable Book and winner of the PEN Center West Fiction Prize, and Wild Life, winner of the James Tiptree Jr. Award.

In 1938, 19-year-old cowboy Bud Frazer sets his sights on becoming a stunt rider in the movies. Fantasizing about rubbing shoulders with the great screen cowboys of his youth, he leaves his home in Echol Creek, Oregon, and heads for Hollywood. 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 and confident in ways completely out of proportion with her small frame and bookish looks. The two proceed to 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 and impeccably authentic, FALLING FROM HORSES charts what turns out to be a glittering year in the movie business, seen through the wide eyes and lofty dreams of two people trying to make their mark on the world, or at least to make their way in it. As she did so memorably in her previous novel, the bestselling THE HEARTS OF HORSES, Molly Gloss weaves a remarkable tale of humans and horses, hope and heartbreak. Molly Gloss is also the author of The Jump-Off Creek, a winner of both the Pacific Northwest Booksellers Award and the Oregon Book Award, The Dazzle of Day, a New York Times Notable Book and winner of the PEN Center West Fiction Prize, and Wild Life, winner of the James Tiptree Jr. Award.
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In 1938, 19-year-old cowboy Bud Frazer sets his sights on becoming a stunt rider in the movies. Fantasizing about rubbing shoulders with the great screen cowboys of his youth, he leaves his home in Echol Creek, Oregon, and heads for Hollywood. 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 and confident in ways completely out of proportion with her small frame and bookish looks. The two proceed to 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 and impeccably authentic, FALLING FROM HORSES charts what turns out to be a glittering year in the movie business, seen through the wide eyes and lofty dreams of two people trying to make their mark on the world, or at least to make their way in it. As she did so memorably in her previous novel, the bestselling THE HEARTS OF HORSES, Molly Gloss weaves a remarkable tale of humans and horses, hope and heartbreak. Molly Gloss is also the author of The Jump-Off Creek, a winner of both the Pacific Northwest Booksellers Award and the Oregon Book Award, The Dazzle of Day, a New York Times Notable Book and winner of the PEN Center West Fiction Prize, and Wild Life, winner of the James Tiptree Jr. Award.

Language:

English

Narrators:

David Aaron Baker

Length:

11h 7m


Chapters

Introduction
Introduction

07:04


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

14:59


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

11:01


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

24:58


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

19:29


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

21:30


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

12:27


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

20:33


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

09:29


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

11:00


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

47:17


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

19:07


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

10:18


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

12:59


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

07:31


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

12:10


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

16:33


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

24:14


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

10:47


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

21:01


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

45:37


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

12:55


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

13:29


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

10:35


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

12:16


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

08:39


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

13:37


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

19:20


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

09:41


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

15:14


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

52:15


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

13:54


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

20:02


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

07:05


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

14:35


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

08:55


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

07:26


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

13:59


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

31:08


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

01:52