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:...

4.19 avg rating — 10,757 ratings — published 2011 — 20 editions
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3.33 avg rating — 88 ratings — published 2006
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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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“An old adage says that a good rider can hear his horse speak and a great rider can hear his horse whisper.”
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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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