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"Easier to carry the bad when you’re mounted on a good horse."

Alex Nash dreams of being a soccer star. Or a graphic artist. Maybe both. But being a cowboy? Nope and no way. Not if it means being anything like his seldom seen father.

Then, out of nowhere, tragedy shatters Alex’s world, and when he thinks life couldn’t sucker-punch him again, it does. He’s forced to live with
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Expected publication: November 10th 2020 by Owl Hollow Press
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Darby Karchut Yes, indeed! My first contemporary MG book! It explores family ties, both old and new, the healing power of nature, and why the old saying is true: th…moreYes, indeed! My first contemporary MG book! It explores family ties, both old and new, the healing power of nature, and why the old saying is true: there's nothing so good for the inside of a man than the outside of a horse. (less)

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Beverly McClure
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This is not a review, but it sure makes you want to read the novel. At least it did me. Review comeing after I've read it.

“A richly drawn and deeply felt story of familial bonds, and how they change and evolve over time, sometimes with the help of a spirited steed.” —Kurt Kirchmeier, The Absence of Sparrows

A boy and horse could outrun all the sadness of this flat world. If the boy believed, and the horse was swift. The sorrel knew he was fast enough to help the boy. He just needed open grasslan
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Kurt
May 13, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I had the good fortune of being able to read an advance copy of this book. The emotion and the characterization felt spot-on from beginning to end, and the chapters told from the point of view of a horse named Red were a really nice touch. All in all, a richly drawn and deeply felt story of familial bonds, and how they change and evolve over time, sometimes with the help of a spirited steed.
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Darby Karchut is an award-winning author, dreamer, and compulsive dawn greeter. A native of New Mexico, she now lives in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains, where she runs in blizzards and bikes in lightning storms. When not dodging death by Colorado, Darby is busy wrangling words.
Her upcoming book, ON A GOOD HORSE, releases November 2020. Her other middle grade books include DEL TORO MOON (Colo
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