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Bright Spurs

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Title:Bright Spurs
von Tempski, Armine   
(2 of 3 for author by title)
Thunder in Heaven
Born in Paradise
Brown, Paul Desmond   
(1 of 2 for author by title)
They Also Serve
Published:   1946
Publisher:Dodd, Mead & Company
Tags:fiction, horses, U.S.A., ranch life, Hawaii

A fictional novel based on von Tempski’s early life among the paniolos (cowboys) on the Haleakala cattle ranch atop the Haleakala shield volcano in Hawaii. [Suggest a different description.]

Pages:219 Info

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Armine von Tempski (1892 –1943) was an American writer and one of Hawaii's best known authors. She was a granddaughter of Gustavus von Tempsky.

Armine von Tempski's autobiographies and novels were based on her early life among the paniolos (cowboys) on the Haleakala cattle ranch located on Maui Island atop the Haleakala shield volcano. The Haleakala Ranch, which Jack London first visited in 1907, was his favorite of the Hawaiian ranches he enjoyed on several extended visits. The young Armine, then sixteen years old, asked London to read some of her stories and give his opinion. He said that they were "clumsy, incoherent tripe" but added that "every so often there's a streak of fire on your pages," which encouraged her.

Her first novel "Hula" was published when she was in her 30's and was made into a movie starring Clara Bow in 1927.

Her most popular book was the first of her two autobiographical books and it was entitled "Born in Paradise".

Sources: hawaiiforvisitors.com; Wikipedia

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