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Laura Bell

Autor(a) de Claiming Ground

5+ Works 130 Membros 7 Críticas

Obras por Laura Bell

Associated Works

Granta 115: The F Word (2011) — Contribuidor — 113 exemplares
Thunder of the Mustangs: Legend and Lore of the Wild Horses (1997) — Contribuidor — 8 exemplares
Unbridled: The Western Horse in Fiction and Nonfiction (2005) — Contribuidor — 6 exemplares

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female

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With a heart as large as the "big sky" country she writes of, Laura Bell writes a memoir that intertwines a sense of place and the sense of what it means to be alive.

Bell recounts her years working with sheep and cows in Wyoming, living a spartan life from a material standpoint, but having a deeply rich inner life. Her beautiful prose captures the wonder of the landscape, and the aches and joys of her heart.

While the first part of the book felt somewhat disjoined to me (I'll dock her half a star), the last few chapters are tenderly poignant.

4.5 stars rounded up to 5. A special thank you to Cathrine for recommending such a great book.
… (mais)
 
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jj24 | 6 outras críticas | May 27, 2024 |
I set the book down as I finished it thinking it was a gift to have read it. This kind of memoir leaves one in the one down position of having made a great new friend who doesn't know you. [return][return]Bell showed me a side of Wyoming I don't see. I see the belligerent rancher and outfitter and have a hard time imagining much there that is literary. Bell avoids talking much about conservation even though she ends up working for the Nature Conservancy. There may be an interesting nonfiction piece in that to explore.[return][return]I am nuts about the cover. We may have to gain some inspiration from this one.… (mais)
 
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Mark-Bailey | 6 outras críticas | Aug 7, 2020 |
I set the book down as I finished it thinking it was a gift to have read it. This kind of memoir leaves one in the one down position of having made a great new friend who doesn't know you.

Bell showed me a side of Wyoming I don't see. I see the belligerent rancher and outfitter and have a hard time imaging much in the literary way. Bell avoids talking much about conservation even though she ends up working for the Nature Conservancy. There may be an interesting nonfiction piece in that to explore.

I am nuts about the cover. We may have to gain some inspiration on this one.
… (mais)
 
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torreyhouse | 6 outras críticas | Mar 17, 2014 |
I really enjoyed this memoir. Laura Bell is a somewhere between a lost soul and a free spirit when she goes to live in the mountains of Wyoming as a sheep herder. The telling of her life story takes the reader down unexpected, non-traditional paths. The reader is allowed to be witness to the joys and sorrows, loves and losses of this one woman's life. It is an incredible journey with the magnificent backdrop of the Wyoming landscape, rugged and unforgiving....like much of life!
 
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hemlokgang | 6 outras críticas | Oct 11, 2012 |

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Obras
5
Also by
4
Membros
130
Popularidade
#155,342
Avaliação
3.8
Críticas
7
ISBN
9

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