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Book Discussion: “The Ride of Her Life,” by Elizabeth Letts

January 20, 2022 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Join MPL staff for a book discussion of The Ride of Her Life: The True Story of a Woman, Her Horse, And Their Last-Chance Journey Across America by Elizabeth Letts.

About the Book
In 1954, Maine farmer Annie Wilkins embarked on an impossible journey. With no money, no family and a diagnosis from her doctor, giving her only two years to live, she departs on an old horse, with her dog, to see the Pacific Ocean, counting on her unfailing belief that Americans would treat a stranger with kindness. This trip takes place through rivers, mountains, blizzards and clinging to the shoulders of roads as cars whipped by. She rode more than four thousand miles, amidst the decade that car ownership tripled, and television viewing was expanding, and homeowners began locking their doors. Annie and her companions inspired an outpouring of neighborliness in that rapidly changing world.

About the Author
Elizabeth Letts was born in Texas, grew up in California, was a teen competitive equestrian, graduated from Yale, and did Peace Corps work in Morocco. She has given us a handful of books, including The Eighty Dollar Champion and The Perfect Horse.
Event Type(s): Book Discussion
Age Group(s): Adults
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