"In 1938, nineteen-year-old ranch hand Bud Frazer leaves behind the family ranch at Echol Creek and heads to Hollywood for a different kind of horseback riding: he wants to be a stunt rider in the movies. On the bus south, Bud meets Lily Shaw, a young woman who dreams of being a screenwriter. Lily is outspoken, more confident than her small frame and bookish looks seem to allow. The two strike up an unlikely kinship that carries them through their tumultuous days in Hollywood and the rest of their lives beyond. Drawing from the rich setting and beloved characters that made The Hearts of Horses a best-seller, Falling from Horses is a remarkable tale of humans and horses, hope and heartbreak, told by one of the most winning narrators ever to walk off the page."--Page 4 of cover.