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. ...more

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Elizabeth Letts Thank you so much! If you are looking for another horse story, I'm working on it right now and hope to finish soon. In the meantime, there is my novel…moreThank you so much! If you are looking for another horse story, I'm working on it right now and hope to finish soon. In the meantime, there is my novel Finding Dorothy-- the true story behind the The Wizard of Oz.(less)
Elizabeth Letts Thank you for asking! Because I'm interested in the horse-human bond, I have a file of interesting stories about horses and people from the past. I ca…moreThank you for asking! Because I'm interested in the horse-human bond, I have a file of interesting stories about horses and people from the past. I came across Annie's story for the first time about ten years ago-- but I got a little bit of pushback when I first suggested telling her story. She's an older woman-- not too rich, not too healthy, not much money. Nothing special about her except that she wasn't ready to be written off by the world. You hear about older women actors having trouble finding roles, and in truth, it's the same for women in books-- you might read about movie stars, spies, the mistresses of Presidents... but when's the last time you read a book about an ordinary woman who just refuses to be taken for granted? That's why I was so delighted to be able to introduce this indomitable woman to the world.
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Finding Dorothy

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“Oh, Kansas isn’t the state of Kansas,” Maud said. “Kansas is just the place you’re stuck in, wherever that might be.”
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“Magic isn't things materializing out of nowhere, Magic is when a lot of people all believe in the same thing at the same time, and somehow we all escape ourselves a little bit and we meet up somewhere, and just for a moment, we taste the sublime”
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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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