The Ride of Her Life

This is a book we can enjoy always but especially need now.”—Elizabeth Berg, author of The Story of Arthur Truluv In 1954, sixty-three-year-old Maine farmer Annie Wilkins embarked on an impossible journey.

The Ride of Her Life

The Ride of Her Life

The triumphant true story of a woman who rode her horse across America in the 1950s, fulfilling her dying wish to see the Pacific Ocean, from the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Perfect Horse and The Eighty-Dollar Champion “The gift Elizabeth Letts has is that she makes you feel you are the one taking this trip. This is a book we can enjoy always but especially need now.”—Elizabeth Berg, author of The Story of Arthur Truluv In 1954, sixty-three-year-old Maine farmer Annie Wilkins embarked on an impossible journey. She had no money and no family, she had just lost her farm, and her doctor had given her only two years to live. But Annie wanted to see the Pacific Ocean before she died. She ignored her doctor’s advice to move into the county charity home. Instead, she bought a cast-off brown gelding named Tarzan, donned men’s dungarees, and headed south in mid-November, hoping to beat the snow. Annie had little idea what to expect beyond her rural crossroads; she didn’t even have a map. But she did have her ex-racehorse, her faithful mutt, and her own unfailing belief that Americans would treat a stranger with kindness. Annie, Tarzan, and her dog, Depeche Toi, rode straight into a world transformed by the rapid construction of modern highways. Between 1954 and 1956, they pushed through blizzards, forded rivers, climbed mountains, and clung to the narrow shoulder as cars whipped by them at terrifying speeds. Annie rode more than four thousand miles, through America’s big cities and small towns. Along the way, she met ordinary people and celebrities—from Andrew Wyeth (who sketched Tarzan) to Art Linkletter and Groucho Marx. She received many offers—a permanent home at a riding stable in New Jersey, a job at a gas station in rural Kentucky, even a marriage proposal from a Wyoming rancher. In a decade when car ownership nearly tripled, when television’s influence was expanding fast, when homeowners began locking their doors, Annie and her four-footed companions inspired an outpouring of neighborliness in a rapidly changing world.

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Language: en
Pages: 336
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Categories: Nature
Type: BOOK - Published: 2021-06-01 - Publisher: Ballantine Books

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The Ride of Her Life
Language: en
Pages: 381
Authors: Lorna Seilstad
Categories: Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2012-05-01 - Publisher: Baker Books

In this lighthearted historical romance set in 1906, a charming roller coaster designer takes a no-nonsense young widow on the ride of her life.
The Ride Of Her Life
Language: en
Pages: 23
Authors: Kathleen Hope
Categories: Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2018-01-02 - Publisher: Vdv Publishing

"Stepping back, June undid her jeans and pushed her pants and underwear down, leaving herself naked. Harlan clearly appreciated the view. “Anybody tell you you’re beautiful?” he asked. “Not lately.” She stepped out of her boots and climbed back into bed, straddling his chest as she opened his jeans.
The Ride of Your Life
Language: en
Pages: 190
Authors: Tina Elliott Boyd
Categories: Religion
Type: BOOK - Published: 2014-12-19 - Publisher: WestBow Press

"The Ride of Your Life embraces a highly visual, kinetic, and common image-- of a front wheel of a bicycle as a tool, the "front-wheel" concept. The concept helps readers come to understand the spiritual journey to give a beautiful and joyful ride no matter what has happened in your
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Language: en
Pages: 192
Authors: Mike Howerton
Categories: Religion
Type: BOOK - Published: 2014-08-12 - Publisher: Baker Books

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