A grief-stricken young woman takes to the road, joining the sheepdog trial circuit with her faithful border collie in this moving follow-up novel to Donald McCaigas modern classic, Nopas Trials After her husband and daughter are killed in a car accident, Penny Burkeholder leaves her Shenandoah Valley home with her eighteen-month-old border collie, Hope, the only friend she has left in the world. Together, they make their way across the country in a battered pickup, earning money by doing ranch work and competing in sheepdog trials. One dream keeps the grieving young widow going: to compete at the national finals in Wyoming and turn Hope into a winner. Filled with fascinating detail about sheepdog trials and the uncanny closeness that develops between canine and human team members, Nopas Hope evokes the quiet beauty of the back roads and ranches of the American West and brings to life unforgettable characters, both human and canine, including Hopeas sire, Nop.spire that identified the spot where eighty cavalrymen under Captain Fetterman failed to make good his boast that he ... You couldsee thewhole spread; the light glistening off the caretakera#39;s white trailer andthe pole barna#39;sroof shiny as tin foil. ... The lotbehind thepole barn was twelveacres, falling away from the barna#39;s doors.
|Publisher||:||Open Road Media - 2014-07-15|