Title and author of book-fiction
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Asked by: sandy1947-ga
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06 Aug 2006 18:13 PDT
Expires: 05 Sep 2006 18:13 PDT
Question ID: 753243
A book was written before 1981..it was about a practical nurse who received an inheritance from a patient. With this money she bought a Kentucky Thoroughbred horse farm. The story is about her breeding and racing horses, and about her acceptance in the Kentucky horse circles. Other parts of the book are about the Keenland Horse Sales, horse race handicapping, and ticks in horse breeding. I always thought the title was "Thoroughbred", but I have not been able to trace it. I even thought I read that it was a book of the month selection at one time. Can you find this book for me? Thank-you. PS..I have read this book several times, so I know it exists..otherwise, I must have dreamed the whole thing! It is a LONG book..something like the length of Hawaii.
Re: Title and author of book-fiction
Answered By: hummer-ga on 06 Aug 2006 19:48 PDT
Hi sandy1947, Here's your book! Bluegrass by Borden Deal 468 pages Doubleday; 1st ed. in the U.S.A edition (1976) ISBN: 0385018215 [the photo may not match your recollection if you read a different edition] <http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0385018215/ref=sr_11_1/002-3795030-9312008?ie=UTF8> "When a former nurse with a newly acquiared fortune buys a rundown horse-breeding farm, it soon becomes evident that entry into Kentucky's bluegrass country is one thing and entree to Kentucky's blue-blood society is quite another." Maude Sage is the heroine who hires a general manager who has a gambling problem but also has a wonderful way with thoroughbreds in the stable. Together they set out to develop a new bloodline to match that of Man o' War.." "Thrilling novel about a woman who tackles running a horse farm in Kentucky's bluegrass country, under the disapproving eyes of Kentucky's blue-blood society." Photo of Bantam paperback here: <http://www.biblio.com/books/28507004.html> You'll find lots of used copies to choose from here: BookFinder <http://www.bookfinder.com/search/?author=borden+deal&title=bluegrass&submit=Begin+search&new_used=*&destination=us¤cy=USD&binding=*&isbn=&keywords=&minprice=&maxprice=&classic=on&mode=advanced&st=sr&ac=qr> I enjoyed finding this for you. If it's not the book or if you have any questions, please post a clarification request and wait for me to respond before closing/rating my answer. Thank you, hummer I searched the used book websites for the terms: nurse inheritance horses
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Thank you! I would almost swear it was not the title, but then, guess that's why I couldn't find it. I am thrilled..
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