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Obras por Laura Chester

Deep Down: The New Sensual Writing by Women (1988) — Editor — 116 exemplares
Rising Tides: 20th Century American Women Poets (1973) — Editor — 50 exemplares
Lupus Novice: Toward Self-Healing (1987) 13 exemplares
The Story of the Lake (1995) 12 exemplares
Bitches Ride Alone (1991) 12 exemplares
Heartbeat for Horses (2007) 8 exemplares
The Stone Baby (1989) 7 exemplares
Hiding Glory (2007) 5 exemplares
Free Rein (1988) 5 exemplares
Riding Barranca (2013) 4 exemplares
Primagravida (1975) 2 exemplares
The all night salt lick (1972) 2 exemplares
Rancho Weirdo (2008) 2 exemplares
Proud & Ashamed (1978) 2 exemplares
Kingdom Come (2000) 1 exemplar
My Pleasure (1980) 1 exemplar
Marvel the Marvelous (2008) 1 exemplar
Story of the lake 1 exemplar
Sparks (2002) 1 exemplar
Chunk Off & Float 1 exemplar

Associated Works

Manroot 8: Womanhood — Contribuidor — 5 exemplares
Periodics, Number 5, Spring 1979 — Contribuidor — 1 exemplar
Stooge Thirteen, Spring 1975 — Contribuidor — 1 exemplar

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Conhecimento Comum

Sexo
female
Nacionalidade
USA

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When I first heard about Riding Barranca, a book blending a woman's personal journeys with her time on the trails, I immediately thought of Cheryl Strayed's excellent "Wild: Lost and Found on the Pacific Crest Trail". But this one would be on horseback, it should be perfect for me!

But Riding Barranca did not live up to my hopes. It read like a series of journal entries of specific day rides during one year, telling which horse she rode and where she went, without a lot of connection from one ride to the next. Friends came along on some rides, but their personalities were never illustrated. I'm not even sure the author's personality came through; the narrative voice was pretty distant. I didn't feel much emotional impact reading about the author's conflicted relationship with her mother, probably also due to the narrative distance.

I thought this book might include a deepening relationship between the author and her horse, Barranca. But Barranca was already a finished trail horse during the time span of this book, and their relationship was already well established. In fact, "Riding Barranca" is not really an accurate title, since the author has multiple horses and they played pretty equal roles in this book.

There were some interesting chapters in this book, particularly when Laura goes on vacations and rides in exotic locations.

I saw that the book will include many, many pictures, but they were sadly not visible in the pre-release version I received from NetGalley. If the photo on the cover is any indication, I missed out on some good stuff!
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SugarCreekRanch | May 8, 2013 |
Great wisconsin hostory in this book. Good plot too.
 
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daisymr2 | Aug 2, 2007 |

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Estatísticas

Obras
27
Also by
3
Membros
370
Popularidade
#65,128
Avaliação
½ 3.6
Críticas
2
ISBN
36

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