Month: October 2012

Fallout

Orca Soundings, $9.95 Tara’s sister died a year ago, on the day that Tara didn’t answer her phone when Hannah called. And Hannah stepped in front of a bus. Now Tara lives with the guilt of wondering if things would be different if she had been there when […]

Razor’s Edge

Orca Sports, $9.95 Travis and his best friends Ryan and Jasper live for the thrill of watching their horses race. When a thief starts hacking off the tails of Standardbred horses stabled at Blackdown Park, suddenly the track isn’t such a great place to hang out. Things get […]

Venom

Orca Sports, $9.95 Sixteen-year-old Spencer loves his job at the local racing stable, but when he becomes convinced that someone is drugging the racehorse Lord of the Flies, no one believes him. In an effort to find out who is behind a dangerous race-fixing scheme, he takes on […]

The Racehorse (Behind the Scenes)

Fitzhenry and Whiteside, $12.95 Experienced horsewoman Nikki Tate takes the reader behind the scenes to examine the world of the racetrack. Sections include: The history of horse racing from chariots to chuckwagons; An examination of the racing breeds from thoroughbreds to quarter horses; The role of the trainers, […]

Jo’s Journey

Orca Young Readers, $7.95 It’s 1862, and orphan Jo has made it from Carson City, Nevada, to San Francisco without anyone figuring out that she’s a girl in boys’ clothing. When she hears talk of gold strikes in the Cariboo, Jo and her friend Bart sign on for […]

Jo’s Triumph

Orca Young Readers, $6.95 Flame quivered beneath me, ready to fly off the moment I asked. “The mail’s been stopped one minute and twenty seconds,” Uncle Billy said. “That’s more than long enough.” He slapped Flame on the rump and the horse leaped forward as if shot from […]