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Painted Horses
Painted Horses | Malcolm Brooks
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In the mid-1950s, America was flush with prosperity and saw an unbroken line of progress clear to the horizon, while the West was still very much wild. In this ambitious, incandescent debut, Malcolm Brooks animates that time and untamed landscape, in a tale of the modern and the ancient, of love and fate, and of heritage threatened by progress. Catherine Lemay is a young archaeologist on her way to Montana, with a huge task before her--a canyon "as deep as the devils own appetites. Working ahead of a major dam project, she has one summer to prove nothing of historical value will be lost in the flood. From the moment she arrives, nothing is familiar--the vastness of the canyon itself mocks the contained, artifact-rich digs in post-Blitz London where she cut her teeth. And then theres John H, a former mustanger and veteran of the U.S. Armys last mounted cavalry campaign, living a fugitive life in the canyon. John H inspires Catherine to see beauty in the stark landscape, and her heart opens to more than just the vanished past.Painted Horses sends a dauntless young woman on a heroic quest, sings a love song to the horsemans vanishing way of life, and reminds us that love and ambition, tradition and the future, often make strange bedfellows. It establishes Malcolm Brooks as an extraordinary new talent.
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JacintaMCarter
Painted Horses | Malcolm Brooks
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Mehso-so

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I usually like stories that have multiple plot lines all moving toward each other. In this case, though, there might have been a few too many ideas all trying to make sense together. I really liked the flashbacks into the main characters' pasts, but some of their interactions in the present seemed a bit too forced.

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Leftcoastzen
Painted Horses | Malcolm Brooks
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Lwiesman
Painted Horses | Malcolm Brooks
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This is my daughters haul from Goodwill today. Did she ever score!!! Anything about horses and she is in wonderland!!

Laura317 I was the same. Fanboys haul! 5y
Jabberwocky I loved the thoroughbred books when I was in the horses phase!! 🐴 5y
JessClark78 I loved The Saddle Club books when I was a kid. ❤️ I recently gave all the ones I had to my friend‘s daughter. 5y
BookBabe ❤️❤️❤️ 5y
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