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National Book Festival

In his memoir “The Horse Lover: A Cowboy’s Quest to Save the Wild Mustangs” (Bison Books/University of Nebraska Press), H. Alan Day recounts his mission to found a sanctuary for unadoptable wild horses previously warehoused by the Bureau of Land Management. His efforts resulted in the Mustang Meadows Ranch of South Dakota, the first government-sponsored wild-horse sanctuary established in the United States. In “The Horse Lover,” Day recollects both his frustrating and adventurous times on the ranch, and he ultimately reveals the valuable lessons of loyalty, perseverance and hope that he gained along the way. Day is the co-author of the best-selling memoir “Lazy B,” written with his sister, former Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor. His memoir, “The Horse Lover,” is written with Lynn Wiese Sneyd and includes a foreword by Sandra Day O’Connor.

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H. Alan Day