||Here, Amy Daum, a professional rancher, recalls her childhood on her father's 13,000 acre horse ranch, where she established a respect for the land, the animals, and herself. Sweet memories of her father are mingled with harsh realizations about a cruel ranch hand.
||Ann Daum's earthy and elegant memoir begins in the present then moves into the past, as Daum tells her story as an independent rancher raising sport horses on what's left of a 30,000-acre spread. In 16 essays, she writes about the connection to land, family, and animals that is so much a part of everyday life in the West, and tells why she chose to stay in a place that is not for the weak or fearful. the Prairie in Her eyes is a Bloomsbury Review Editors' Favorite Book of 2001. "Brilliantly evokes ranching life." - Orion
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||A young rancher recalls her childhood on the plains of South Dakota, her warm memories of life on the prairie and ranch, and her relationship to the land and its creatures.