by Alyson Hagy


Hardcover, 251 pages, Farrar Straus & Giroux, List Price: $24 | purchase

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Pursuing fame on the Texas show-horse circuit by training a beautiful quarter horse filly, Will Testerman spends all of his savings and taps informative stories from his youth during an effort that brings horse and man from his Wyoming home to an Absaroka Mountains ranch before their arrival in the treacherous polo fields of Southern California. By the author of Ghosts of Wyoming.

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