Here's a novel approach to the West of the best tradition in an autobiography of a woman brought up in New Mexico and knowing, internally, from childhood not only the daily round of activity on a cattle ranch but early taking her share of responsibility and asking no allowances on the ground of her sex. Not a routine chronological record, but a human interest story, exceedingly readable, more in the vein of Mary Kidder Rak's A Cowman's Wife. A Vigorous personal record, but also a recapturing of all the bits that made up the kaleidoscope of the passing West. Should appeal to all true Western fans, lots of good anecdotal material, cattle rustling, desperadoes et al-- but with a woman interest slant as well. Some of the true and tried western writers come into the story, particularly Rhodes. Good local interest for the Southwest.