Nop's Hope

Nop's Hope

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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 McCaiga€™s modern classic, Nopa€™s 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, Nopa€™s 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 Hopea€™s 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.

Title:Nop's Hope
Author:Donald McCaig
Publisher:Open Road Media - 2014-07-15


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