Elizabeth Letts

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ELIZABETH LETTS is an award winning and bestselling author of both fiction and non-fiction. The Perfect Horse was the winner of the 2017 PEN USA Award for Research Non-fiction and a #1 Wall Street Journal bestseller. The Eighty-Dollar Champion was a #1 New York Times bestseller and 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 lives in Southern California and Northern Michigan.

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The Eighty-Dollar Champion:...

4.18 avg rating — 10,220 ratings — published 2011 — 21 editions
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“An old adage says that a good rider can hear his horse speak and a great rider can hear his horse whisper.”
Elizabeth Letts, The Perfect Horse: the Daring U.S. Mission to Rescue the Priceless Stallions Kidnapped by the Nazis
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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.”
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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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