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Oh my heart Initially I didn t like first person narrative of the story I kept thinking Show don T Tell Through The First Thirty Or So But tell through the first thirty pages or so But I ot into the story of Bud and his sister Mary Claudine I was all inBud travels to Hollywood after a terrible loss on the farm where he worked along side his parents and his sister He is set on making it as a cowboy in film This is a tough career and one that is tough on the body and soul Bud finds his way to Gower Gulch and finds himself a job with a man that rents out horses for the movies Bud finds this will be an easy way to Canadian Art, Volume 1 (A-F): Canadian Art: Volume I (A-F) get himself on a movie set On the bus to Hollywood Bud befriends Lily Shaw She is a young woman that is focused on becoming a screen writer She and Bud represent two different parts of Hollywood Lily is up against the patriarchy of filmmaking still in place today and Bud hangs his hopes that this will be his big break to the dream of stardom The story also flashes back to the reason for Bud s sudden departure from Echol Creek his parent s farm in Oregon Weet the relationship between Bud and his sister Mary Claudine We also see the machinations of a working farm Bud knows about hard work and his parents are not prone to sentimentality We also come to better understand Bud s all in attitude when it comes to falling off horses It s not just about making the scene work it is really about a physical punishment Bud owes to himself As the story unfolds there is a reckoning coming for which I felt prepared because Gloss creates a Building the Cold War: Hilton International Hotels and Modern Architecture gossamer like protective dome over me The portions narrated in the first person by Bud are told from the perspective of a life well lived one where he is ready to see the value of his experience in Hollywood The portions that take place in Echol Creek areood at showing us how the family works together We One Touch of Scandal get a feeling for the love that envelops the family I am solad I didn t Bulletproof Feathers give up on this one Her last book The Hearts of Horses is soood also Falling From Horses is considered a sort of seuel to that book I don t Carson Pirie Scott: Louis Sullivan and the Chicago Department Store give five stars to a book lightly This wasorgeous The voice was so true the account so vivid that I had to continually remind myself I wasn t reading an autobiography It s a year in the life story but interspersed with chapters of backstory that explain how Bud came to Hollywood and the dangerous mindset he carried there Along the way we re treated to a tremendous amount of detail on ranch life stunt riding and women in Hollywood The cruelty to the stunt horses was difficult for me to read but it was true to the period Everything feels like it could be observe Find a comfy chair and settle in Molly Gloss Falling from Horses is hard to put downBud Frazer and Lily Shaw meet on the long bus ride from Eastern Oregon to Hollywood California Bud nineteen considers himself a pretty fair hand with horses and cattle His folks run a ranch and he Charting an Empire: Geography at the English Universities 1580-1620 grew up knowing how to ride and rope He has his sights set on being a stunt rider and work with thereat screen cowboys of his youth The story takes place in the 1930sBud has never met anyone like Lily Shaw She says what s on her mind and has unwavering ambitions to become a screenwriter The only thing these two have in common is that they arrive in Hollywood at the same time They form a friendship and see one another from time to time take in Sunday movies play cards and talk Along the way we learn about Hollywood style cowboying and screen writingHollywood isn t anything like Bud expects Stunt riding is a tough business tough on riders and especially tough on horses Knowing the Chameleon Hours gentle care his folksive their stock seeing the mistreatment of horses is sickening to Bud It isn t pretend when the movie sets run horses off cliffs use wires to trip them while at a fast t pretend when the movie sets run horses off cliffs use wires to trip them while at a fast seriously if not fatally injuring both horses and ridersThe myth of the cowboy West carries harsh realities Coming from the real thing Bud s eyes are open to these fake fast paced scenes He had never run a horse so fast or recklessly while actually workin. In a new novel from the best selling author of The Hearts of Horses and The Jump Off Creek a young ranch hand escapes a family tragedy and travels to Hollywood to become a stunt rider  In 1938 nineteen year old ranch hand Bud Frazer sets out for Hollywood His little sister has been Chicago Architecture (Architecture Urbanism) gone a couple of years now his parents are finding ranch work and comfort for their loss where they can but for Bud Echol Creek where herew up and first learned to ride is a place he Falling from HorsesNterested throughoutNote I received this book for free through Goodreads first read program Martha Lesson s son Bud tells the story of his year in Hollywood cowboy movies in the 30s We learn a lot about Bud Fraser while he s learning a lot about the world and himself while falling from horses on movie sets Bud s narration alternates with chapters about his family providing a necessary bridge from Gloss s earlier novel to this story In some ways Falling from Horses is a direct seuel to The Hearts of Horses since it centers on the next eneration of the Fraser family But in many ways it is another sort of book altogether I think I wrote on Facebook that I loved this book right off which isn t true I liked it right away but it was someplace after page 40 or so that I was completely in This book is told than finely written Many chapters are told first person by the protagonist Bud Frazer a rancher turned stunt rider in the movies in the 1930s And even the interspersed third person sections have a meandering telling a story feel I ve never really thought about old Western movies but after Reading Falling From Horses An Falling from Horses an Reading Copy I never want to watch a Western of any era again The violence against horses is hard on the stomach There is violence against people as well but the people chose to participate in it the horses did not And the book is in many ways about the commonplace violence that is often a part of living Author Molly Gloss says it a lot better than I can from chapter 33 I always seem to be looking at the hard knot that is our myth of the cowboy West the violence on the movie screen and behind it and the way the humanity has been hollowed out of our movie heroes and villains the poverty isolation and precariousness of ranch work the dignity and joy of it and the necessary cruelty At the start I thought that if I could et everything right people would see where the cowboy stories went wrong what we have missed or lost and they might see that the cowboy life doesn t have to be so Citrus: A History goddamn brave and bloody and lonesome as the movies make it out to be But I have learned over the years that all I can do is reach for something difficult try toet the colors right and the negative space the angle of the light And if a few people can see it that has to be enoughI can see it Ms Gloss I m Building the South Side: Urban Space and Civic Culture in Chicago, 1890-1919 glad I read this but it was tough on the emotions This was an excellent book I never thought about the horses and stunt men in the westerns and how badly they were hurt making these movies It was a veryood story with really vivid descriptions of the scenery and how cruel the bosses were to the men and animals I sympathized with Bud and Lily trying to become successful in Hollywood and all of their struggles 35 starsMolly Gloss is an excellent writer but this isn t my favorite of her books I loved Wild Life and The Hearts of Horses is a lovely examination of Her writing can be elegant her description spot on And she knows her topics inside out stunt riding early days of movie making Cowboy films of the 20 s and 30 s ranching before it became very machine dependent or mechanized and horses This writer is a HORSE EXPERTI enjoyed all that about this book reading it was effortless and I often felt transported to a different enjoyed all that about this book reading it was effortless and I often felt transported to a different location and even sensibilityHowever this is a book which tells us things it seldom shows very much One can almost imagine the author sitting on a big log under a large shade tree saying Now kids this next episode is when I Then she tells it Tells I don t read many books like this most of those I really like are written first or third POV and you are there You see feel touch taste and hear what is oing on but in this book that happens well not so much And the plot or storyline when

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out well is it More like a fictional memoir than a real story with a beginning middle and end Still for the beauty of the writing the description the time period it evokes I ive it four starsI received a copy of this book through the Classic Rough News goodreadsiveaway program. Y them through their tumultuous days in Hollywood and as it happens for the rest of their livesAcutely observed Falling from Horses charts what was to be a littering year in the movie business through the wide eyes and lofty dreams of two people trying to make their mark on the world or at least make their way in it Molly Gloss weaves a remarkable tale of humans and horses hope and heartbreak narrated by one of the most winning narrators ever to walk off the page. ,

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G on a ranch The false bloodless fistfights are almost comical The costumes often uncomfortable He becomes disillusioned but hangs in there always hoping to et a big PartThe Novel Toggles Between Bud novel toggles between Bud Hollywood experiences and his youth The narrative voice is natural and insightful the characters real and compelling The stark contrast between the real thing cowboys working on ranches and Hollywood s interpretation is entertaining but also an eye opener Nowadays there are animal protection laws but this book made me wonder how closely those laws are followedFalling from Horses is a beautifully written novel To learn about bestselling author Molly Gloss visit I won an ARC of Falling from Horses by Molly Gloss after entering a First Reads Giveaway contest on Goodreads This was an interesting and powerful read Bud Frazer travels to Hollywood by bus in 1938 He is 19 years old and has lived on a Ranch almost all of his life He wants to become a stunt rider in the Western Films in Hollywood While on the bus he meets a strong willed young woman by the name of Lily Shaw She is also on her way to Hollywood She has dreams of becoming a screen writer The two become friends and their lives parallel each other through out the book Bud ends up finding out about the Westerns he loves and is Changed Because Of It because of it from Horses brings up topics some know about and even less talk about The horrible treatment of livestock during the making of the popular Westerns of the time is the underlining focus of this book The novel transports the reader back to a time when horses mules and other four legged bests were just props to be used at the whim of the director It is a hard read if you are an animal lover Falling from Horses peels back the the chapsthe flowing dress and the western heroes to reveal the darker side of the American WesternThe novel is told in two parts This might create some confusion for some readers at first One part is Bud when he is in Hollywood The other part contains flashbacks to his childhood and the untimely death of his younger sister on his home ranch The closer the reader Class Warfare: Class, Race, and College Admissions in Top-Tier Secondary Schools gets to the end of the novel the often these flashbacks happen This novel reads like a autobiography Molly Gloss is an amazing story teller In Falling from Horses she brings the dust andrit of this time in history to the surface She doesn t hedge around the not so lamorous facts of this time period She hits you with it right in the face After one reads Falling from Horse the American Western will never look the same Thank you the Author the publisher and Goodreads for the opportunity to read this fantastic novel Falling from Horses is the story of two different phases of fictional character Bud Frazer s life About half the book is written as if its a memoir I actually did a double check to confirm this was a fictional book and not a memoir when I started reading detailing Bud s time as a Hollywood stunt rider fictional book and not a memoir when I started reading detailing Bud s time as a Hollywood stunt rider the 30s The other half is told in a traditional fictional style detailing Bud s childhood to teen years rowing up on a ranch The two parts are interspersed with a few chapters of each at a time In the Hollywood part you learn that things were certainly different in those days with most people having little care for the well being of horses or most people for that matter Intertwined in the story of some of Bud s trials as a stunt reader is the story of a female want to be writer he meets on the bus ride down to LA who has her own struggles as a female trying to make it in a male dominated career The ranch life is difficult in its own way and some of that is shared Also Bud s family life is particularly shaped by the death of his sister That this happened is something we learn early on whereas the story of how it happens is slowly unwound as the story of Bud s childhood is toldOverall I really enjoyed this book It is certainly not a happy story by any means and there are some horrifying moments but I found it to be a really interesting look into another world I was engaged and An no longer call home So he sets his sights on becoming a stunt rider in the movies and rubbing shoulders with the Citizens and Paupers: Relief, Rights, and Race, from the Freedmen's Bureau to Workfare great screen cowboys of his youthOn 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 confident in ways out of proportion with her small frame and bookish looks But the two strike up an unlikely kinship that will carr.


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  1. says: Falling from Horses (E–book)

    Falling from Horses (E–book) Oh my heart Initially I didn't like the first person narrative of the story I kept thinking Show don't tell through the first thirty pages or so But once I got into the story of Bud and his sister Mary Claudine I was all inBud travels to Hollywood after a terrible loss on the farm where he worked along side his parents and his sister He is set on making it as a cowboy in film This is a tough career and one that is tough on the bo

  2. says: Falling from Horses (E–book) review ↠ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook º Molly Gloss

    Summary Falling from Horses Falling from Horses (E–book) Molly Gloss º 4 Read Martha Lesson’s son Bud tells the story of his year in Hollywood cowboy movies in the 30s We learn a lot about Bud Fraser while he

  3. says: review ↠ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook º Molly Gloss Falling from Horses (E–book) Molly Gloss º 4 Read

    Falling from Horses (E–book) I don't give five stars to a book lightly This was gorgeous The voice was so true the account so vivid that I had to continually remind myself I wasn't reading an autobiography It's a year in the life story but interspersed with chapters of backstory that explain how Bud came to Hollywood and the dangerous mindset he carried there Along the way we're treated to a tremendous amount of detail on ranch life stu

  4. says: Falling from Horses (E–book)

    Summary Falling from Horses Molly Gloss º 4 Read Falling from Horses (E–book) This book is told than finely written Many chapters are told first person by the protagonist Bud Frazer a rancher turned stunt rider in the movies in the 1930s And even the interspersed third person sections have a meandering telling a story feel I've never really thought about old Western movies but after reading Falling from Hors

  5. says: Falling from Horses (E–book)

    Falling from Horses (E–book) review ↠ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook º Molly Gloss Summary Falling from Horses Find a comfy chair and settle in Molly Gloss’ Falling from Horses is hard to put downBud Frazer and Lily Shaw meet on the long bus ride from

  6. says: Falling from Horses (E–book)

    Summary Falling from Horses Falling from Horses (E–book) This was an excellent book I never thought about the horses and stunt men in the westerns and how badly they were hurt making these movies It was a very good story with really vivid descriptions of the scenery and how cruel the bosses were to the men and animals I sympathized with Bud and Lily trying to become successful in Hollywood and all of their struggles

  7. says: Falling from Horses (E–book)

    Falling from Horses (E–book) Summary Falling from Horses I won an ARC of Falling from Horses by Molly Gloss after entering a First Reads Giveaway contest on Goodreads This was an interesting and powerful read Bud Frazer travels to Hollywood by bus in 1938 He is 19 years old and has lived on a Ranch almost all of his life He wants to become a stunt rider in the Western Films in Hollywoo

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    Falling from Horses (E–book) review ↠ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook º Molly Gloss Molly Gloss º 4 Read 35 starsMolly Gloss is an excellent writer but this isn’t my favorite of her books I loved Wild Life and The Hearts of Horses is a lovely examination of a rural community This one is a seuel of sorts to The Hearts of Horses featuring Martha’s son Bud who at age 19 takes off for Hollywood to become a stunt rider Much of the book is about the difference between the real American West and the West as portrayed in cowboy movies and about t

  9. says: Falling from Horses (E–book)

    Summary Falling from Horses Falling from Horses (E–book) Falling from Horses is the story of two different phases of fictional character Bud Frazer's life About half the book is wr

  10. says: Falling from Horses (E–book)

    Falling from Horses (E–book) Her writing can be elegant; her description spot on And she knows her topics inside out stunt riding early days of movie making Cowboy films of the 20's and 30's ranching before it became very machine dependent or mechanized and horses? This writer is a HORSE EXPERTI enjoyed all that about this book; reading it was effortless and I often felt 'transported' to a different time location and even sensibilityHowever this is a book

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