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The Hearts of Horses - A Novel

Molly Gloss

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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 knowledge of horses. So begins the irresistible tale of nineteen-year-old Martha Lessen, a female horse whisperer trying to make a go of it in a man's world. It was thought that the only way to break a horse was to buck the wild out of it, and broken ribs and tough falls just went with the job. But over several long, hard winter months, many of the townsfolk in this remote county of eastern Oregon witness Martha's way of talking in low, sweet tones to horses believed beyond repair-and getting miraculous, almost immediate results-and she thereby earns a place of respect in the community. Along the way, Martha helps a family save their horses when their wagon slides into a ravine. She gentles a horse for a dying man-a last gift to his young son. She clashes with a hired hand who is abusing horses in unspeakable ways. Soon, despite her best efforts to remain aloof and detached, she comes to feel enveloped by a sense of community and family that she's never had before. With the elegant sweetness of Plainsong and a pitch-perfect sense of western life reminiscent of Annie Dillard, The Hearts of Horses is a remarkable story about how people and animals make connections and touch each other's lives in the most unexpected and profound ways.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Renée Raudman

Length:

9h 24m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Introduction
Introduction

00:31


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

40:52


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

12:19


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

22:17


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

08:27


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

19:30


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

10:42


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

13:54


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

12:25


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

21:48


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

20:15


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

11:00


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

24:40


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

12:33


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

14:47


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

15:13


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

16:45


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

11:02


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

19:01


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

19:22


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

13:00


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

10:48


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

47:26


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

25:20


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

41:32


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

14:59


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

28:45


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

31:18


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

03:37


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

10:35


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

09:35


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

00:25