Corcoran, Barbara

About the author

Barbara Corcoran (b.1911) also wrote under the names Paige Dixon and Gail Hamilton. An only child, she began writing to amuse herself, writing stories on her doctor father’s prescription pads. She was educated at Wellesley College, and started her literary career writing plays. It was as an author of books for the younger teenager that she became best known. She has written at least two horse books.

Finding the books
Both books are easy to find in the USA. They were not printed in the UK.

Links and sources
Terri A. Wear: Horse Stories, an Annotated Bibliography, Scarecrow Press, 1987
National Library of Congress
Barbara Corcoran on Book Rags

Bibliography (horse books only)

The Long Journey

Atheneum, New York, 1970, 197 pp, illus Charles Robinson
Macmillan, 1974, pb

Laurie’s grandfather is suspicious of many thanks, including towns, orphanages and hospitals. However, when he starts to lose his sight, he has to ask Laurie to ride her horse Hook from their isolated home to Butte to get her Uncle Arthur’s help.

A Horse Named Sky

Atheneum, New York, 1986, 187 pp

Georgia and her mother move from the East Coast to Montana to get away from Georgia’s alcoholic father. Georgia dreams of owning a horse in Montana.