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Elizabeth Letts

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ELIZABETH LETTS is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Eighty-Dollar Champion, winner of the 2012 Daniel P Lenehan Award for Media Excellence from the United States Equestrian Foundation. She is also the author of two novels, Quality of Care and Family Planning, and an award-winning children's book, The Butter Man. She majored in history at Yale, where she studied creative writing with Pulitzer Prize-winner John Hersey. Her writing has been recognized for numerous awards, including a John H. Daniels fellowship, The Charlotte Zolotow Award (honor book) and the Middle East Book Award. A lifelong equestrian, as a teen she represented Area VI (California and Hawaii) in the North American Junior and Young Rider Championships. She liv ...more

Readers are often fascinated by the selection of images for a book’s cover. As I discussed with my previous post, Anatomy of a Book Cover, Part I, which discussed the design process for The Eighty-Dollar Champion, with a great cover, it seems like the natural choice, and yet, normally a book’s cover goes through several drafts before the final cover is chosen. The cover design for The Perfect H...

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“Some small and very specialized breeding operations bred saddle horses for hunter and jumper competitions—these tended to be small-scale operations owned by wealthy private breeders who kept one or two horses at stud.”
Elizabeth Letts, The Eighty Dollar Champion: Snowman, The Horse That Inspired A Nation

“Just as ballroom dancing and pair skating command partners to work together seamlessly, in the sport of dressage, the rider performers an intricate pas de deux with his partner—a twelve-hundred-pound four-footed beast.”
Elizabeth Letts, The Perfect Horse: the Daring U.S. Mission to Rescue the Priceless Stallions Kidnapped by the Nazis

“Great dressage demands more than skill; it engages a rider's inner wisdom and his ability to communicate with a mount in the silent language of horsemanship.”
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Elizabeth Angie, thank you so much for the lovely and luminous review of The Eighty Dollar Champion. I'm so happy that you liked it, and I'm glad that you received an ARC copy.
Let's keep our fingers crossed for a movie. I can't decide who I would want to play Harry...


message 2: by Angie (last edited Jul 05, 2011 09:02AM)

Angie Cornelison I just thought I'd thank-you for the Arc copy of The Eighy-Dollar Champion. I loved it! So glad you did all of that research! I would love to see your book made into a movie.


message 1: by Daniel (last edited Aug 25, 2016 01:42PM)

Daniel Elizabeth, I've just added An Abundance of Katherines, to my to read list because you recommended it.


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