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Wyoming Summer

3.95  ·  Rating Details ·  77 Ratings  ·  11 Reviews
Mary O'Hara revisits the ranch where Flicka was born, writing of real people and events--the material on which My Friend Flicka, Thunderhead, and Green Grass of Wyoming were based.

Mary O'Hara lived for ten years on the Goose Bar Ranch in Wyoming. Drawing on her experience of ranch life, she wrote three novels--My Friend Flicka, Thunderhead, and Green Grass of Wyoming--read
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Hardcover, Book club edition, 286 pages
Published 1963 by Doubleday & Co., Inc.
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Karen GoatKeeper
Mary O'Hara is most often remembered for her book My Friend Flicka. Wyoming summer is a compilation of her diaries for a summer on the Wyoming ranch she and her husband ran for years.
One thing comes out clearly, if you own livestock, you will have dead stock too. At times she seems heartless about the tragedies that happen through the summer. Being a livestock owner myself I can relate to this in a way as you insulate yourself from the grief of loss of animals you love.
Another thing comes out to
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Nikel27
Das Buch erzählt die Geschichte über eine Freundschaft zwischen dem Jungen Ken und dem Stutfohlen Flicka, wie er das Pferd zähmt und eine wunderbare Pferdefreundschaft entsteht. Die Buchserie um das Pferd Flicka von Mary OHara erreichte einen grossen Erfolg. Es erschienen die Bände Mein Freund Flicka, Grünes Gras der Weide, Sturmwind Flickas Sohn, Ein Sommer mit unseren Pferden.
Muriel Schwenck
Mar 12, 2016 Muriel Schwenck rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A short memoir about Mary O'hara's experiences with her husband running a summer time boy's school and camp on their Wyoming ranch. Also, some of her experiences composing music.
Young people probably would not like this, but adults who enjoy the Flicka trilogy will enjoy this look at Wyoming ranching.
BoekenTrol
Jun 26, 2010 BoekenTrol marked it as not_read_only_released  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: people who like romance / women's fiction
Recommended to BoekenTrol by: Moem
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Een boek dat ik beslist niet ga lezen omdat het niet mijn genre is. Maar, omdat het in de boekendoos van Moem zat, heb ik het geregistreerd voor BookCrossing en ga ik het loslaten. Ofwel in het wild, of naar iemand die er belangstelling voor heeft.
Het zijn niet zulke grote letters, dus ik weet niet of een bejaardenhuis geschikt is...
Margo
Nov 12, 2013 Margo rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Memoir of Mary O'Hara's summer on her ranch in Wyoming. Interesting reading about different aspects of ranch life.
Jordyn
Feb 11, 2008 Jordyn rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
First Book I Read In About 1 Year Not For School.
Oceana2602
One of the many books about horses I read after I finally admitted that I liked them. I was ten. I discovered that I had a thing for cowboys. Not much has changed since. ;-)
Kim
Jan 28, 2016 Kim rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
was a pretty good book
Darby Karchut
Jun 20, 2016 Darby Karchut rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I have serious Goose Bar Ranch envy. Great read!
Beka P
Feb 22, 2010 Beka P rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
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this book is by the author of My Friend Flicka and Green Grass of Wyoming
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Mary O’Hara Alsop, an American author, screenwriter, and composer, was born July 10, 1885, in Cape May, N.J., to Reese Fell Alsop and Mary Lee (Spring). She grew up in Brooklyn Heights, N.Y., where her father was an Episcopal clergyman.

In 1905, Ms. O'hara married Kent Kane Parrot, whom she later divorced. Her second marriage to Helge Sture-Vasa from Sweden in 1922 also ended in divorce in 1947. Ms
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