Born to RopeBook - 2004
From one of the greatest Western writers of all time, Lee Nelson, comes Born to Rope. the flinch in a horse's, the drop of a boy's eyes: This is a rare book, attentive to the simple detail out of which great stories flow. from mustang bands sweeping up the bands sweeping up the hidden draws and ridges of the high, desolate San Rafael Swell to a horse-trading oasis hidden deep in an auto-wrecking yard on the outskirts of Spanish Fork, Utah, Nelson finds voices, elegant in their terseness, of people you never knew but should know. This is the story of Michael Diamond's coming of age, of finding grace in tragedy. Reviews - In Born to Rope, I found something that I didn't know I'd lost. Not since I was a child reading King of the Wind did I find myself caring this much about a horse. - Warren Hatch, Salt Press I am not an avid novel reader. I would rather read magazine articles, search the Internet, or find other sources of facts or information. However, your book Born to Rope caught my eye. I read slow, but your book seemed to read fast. I am new to horse ownership, owning 4 horses, including a very fast grandson of Easy Jet. I have never attempted to rope but a few of my neighbors rope in a corral/arena just behind my place and I have enjoy watching their efforts from my deck during the summer. Your descriptions of Max were very painted. the emotions of the human characters were easy to feel. It was an awesome book! By the end I was wishing it was longer. Thanks for the great read! - Jeff Rowley
Publisher: Springville, UT : Council Press, c2004.
Characteristics: 161 p. ;,23 cm.