On A Hoof and A Prayer

On A Hoof and A Prayer

Exploring Argentina at A Gallop

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Random House, Inc.
The stampeding true story of one woman’s journey from timorous equestrian novice to wildly whooping cowgirl—a madcap ride through Argentina that will fascinate horse lovers, travelers, and armchair adventurers alike.

As a girl, Polly Evans dreamed about learning to ride—and in her mid-thirties the obsession returned. Determined to finally bite the bullet and saddle up, she set off for Argentina, home of the nomadic gaucho whose spirit still gallops across the plains. In this sprawling country, six-year-olds travel to school on horseback. How difficult could it be?

As she learns to sit astride a horse without falling off and befriends the marvelous creatures around her, Polly leaps into the sights and sounds of Argentina past and present: a hair-raising mystery involving Evita Perón becomes a parable about women, politics, and religion; a tango performance in Buenos Aires an occasion for both sorrow and rejoicing. From wine tasting in the Andes to exploring the legendary Perito Moreno Glacier, from investigating the myth of the gaucho to discovering her Welsh roots in Patagonia, Polly takes us along for an exhilarating, unforgettable ride as she finally lives out her dream—at a trot, a canter, and a gallop.

Baker & Taylor
The author of Fried Eggs with Chopsticks describes how, at the age of thirty-four, she decided to pursue her childhood dream of learning how to ride a horse by traveling to Argentina and saddling up among the gauchos, detailing her odyssey from timorous equestrian novice to experienced rider while enjoying the colorful sights, sounds, people, and culture of Argentina. Original. 35,000 first printing.

Publisher: New York : Delta Trade Paperbacks, 2008
Description: viii, 308 p. : map ; 21 cm
ISBN: 9780385341103
Branch Call Number: 918.2 Eva


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