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Chester, Laura

Overview
Works: 40 works in 93 publications in 1 language and 3,955 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Domestic fiction  Biography  Bibliography  Juvenile works 
Roles: Author, Editor
Classifications: PS3553.H43, 813.54
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Publications about Laura Chester
Publications by Laura Chester
Most widely held works about Laura Chester
 
Most widely held works by Laura Chester
Rising tides : 20th century American women poets by Laura Chester( Book )
12 editions published between 1970 and 1973 in English and held by 731 libraries worldwide
A collection of the female voice in America, this anthology includes the work of 70 women poets ranging from established names to the lesser-known. Rising out of the same growing conciousness that spawned the Women's Liberation Movement, this book is a feminist statement in the largest sense: it expresses a belief in the full humanity of woman and her right to define herself
Deep down : the new sensual writing by women by Laura Chester( Book )
13 editions published between 1988 and 1991 in English and held by 354 libraries worldwide
Cradle and all : women writers on pregnancy and birth ( Book )
3 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 333 libraries worldwide
The story of the lake : a novel by Laura Chester( Book )
2 editions published between 1995 and 2013 in English and held by 330 libraries worldwide
The interlocking lives of four millionaire families at the turn of the century, describing their loves and dramas. They own a brewery, a tannery, a department store and a meat factory, and they all have summer homes by a lake in Wisconsin. By the author of Bitches Ride Alone
The Unmade bed : sensual writing on married love ( Book )
2 editions published between 1992 and 1993 in English and held by 211 libraries worldwide
The stone baby by Laura Chester( Book )
3 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 177 libraries worldwide
Bitches ride alone by Laura Chester( Book )
3 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 157 libraries worldwide
In the zone : new and selected writing by Laura Chester( Book )
3 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 155 libraries worldwide
Free rein by Laura Chester( Book )
3 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 96 libraries worldwide
Kingdom come : a novel by Laura Chester( Book )
1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 96 libraries worldwide
Leaving the east to take over her aunt's ranch in Arizona Joanna Hakwkins struggles to find herself and her family and in the process also rediscovers her teenage flame
My pleasure by Laura Chester( Book )
2 editions published in 1980 in English and held by 72 libraries worldwide
Watermark : a novella by Laura Chester( Book )
7 editions published in 1978 in English and held by 61 libraries worldwide
Epigraph: "I tell you, Madame, if one gave birth to a heart on a plate, it would say 'Love' and twitch like the lopped leg of a frog."--Djuna Barnes, NightwoodSigned by the author. Donated by Barbara Einzig
Rancho weirdo : new and selected stories by Laura Chester( Book )
1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 57 libraries worldwide
Proud & ashamed by Laura Chester( Book )
3 editions published in 1978 in English and held by 55 libraries worldwide
Heartbeat for horses ( Book )
1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 53 libraries worldwide
A collection of writings and photographs that explore the unique relationships between a rider and their horses
Primagravida by Laura Chester( Book )
2 editions published in 1975 in English and held by 47 libraries worldwide
Hiding Glory by Laura Chester( Book )
1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 47 libraries worldwide
A tiny blue horse named Glory takes elementary school student Turner Flint on a fantastical journey to the land of Joya, where they must do battle with the Kermudgins, a tribe of "terrible tidy-uppers," as well as an even more lethal foe
Nightlatch by Laura Chester( Book )
2 editions published in 1974 in Undetermined and English and held by 34 libraries worldwide
Eros & equus : a passion for the horse ( Book )
1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 33 libraries worldwide
Riding Barranca : finding freedom and forgiveness on the midlife trail by Laura Chester( Book )
2 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 28 libraries worldwide
In this one-year journal, a skilled horsewoman and adventurer takes her horse, Barranca, on a fleeting journey across the countryfrom the borderland of Arizona to the Berkshires of Massachusetts. When offered a glimpse into her worldwhich is deeply connected with the earth and its seasons, beauty, and sometimes even dangerthe love between horse and rider is evident as the two traverse the country, whether stopping to pick apples right from the saddle or entering into the Cochise Stronghold. Full of emotion and visceral movement, in which forested hills and wide open grasslands become the trail of newfound experience, this personal account presents the horse as an intimate companion, mediator between soul and nature, and offers soul seekers a connection to their truer, more elemental selves. In this remarkable one-year journal, skilled horsewoman and adventurer Laura Chester brings us into her world, where we deeply connect with the earth and its seasons, with beauty and sometimes danger.While riding in places as far-reaching as Mexico, Australia, and India, Chester is always grateful to come home to the comforts of her familiar horse. As they cover the borderland of Arizona and the hills of Massachusetts, we get to know Barranca as intimate companion, mediator between soul and nature, whether entering the wilds of Cochise Stronghold or picking Berkshire apples from the saddle.Carried along on waves of memory, released by the gaits of her smooth-moving fox trotter, this literary memoir takes us on a personal exploration as wellwhere family relationships are fractured by anger, jealousy, illness, and death. With the help of her big-hearted animal, Chester is able to retrieve the past and find forgiveness. For as she saysRiding Barranca puts me in the moment, which is where I want to live
 
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