Heart-Diamond (Hardcover)

By Charles Shaw, Kathy L. Greenwood (Illustrator)

University of North Texas Press, 9780929398082

Publication Date: January 1, 1990

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Description

Heart-Diamond describes the author’s experiences growing up on a working cattle ranch in Southeastern New Mexico. In a series of sketches that begins with an incident in her childhood and concludes with her return to the ranch after a lengthy absence, the book features various members of her family in settings and situations typical of daily life not only on the Heart-Diamond but on any small, family-operated ranch: rounding up cattle, fixing windmills, helping a heifer to calve. At the same time that the sketches celebrate western culture and the love that holds the family together, their touch is light and humorous.

As a book written from a woman’s point of view, Heart-Diamond offers some unique commentary on the “cowboy” way of life.

Greenwood describes growing up on a working cattle ranch in Southeastern New Mexico, beginning with an incident in her childhood and concluding with her return to the ranch after a lengthy absence. The book features various members of her family in settings and situations typical of daily life not only on the Heart-Diamond but on any small, family-operated ranch: rounding up cattle, fixing windmills, and helping a heifer to calve. Her humorous sketches celebrate western culture and the love that holds the family together.


About the Author

Kathy Greenwood, in addition to having grown up on the Heart-Diamond, is a former World Champion American Junior Rodeo Association All-Around Cowgirl, and holds a Ph.D. in English.