Ranch Wife

Jo Jeffers (Author), Katherine R. Jensen (Foreword)
Paperback ($19.95), Ebook ($19.95) Buy
When Jo Jeffers was a young girl suffering from asthma, she promised herself, "When I grow up, if I ever do, I shall go to Arizona and be a cowboy." She did both, and Ranch Wife tells the story of her life as wife and partner of a rancher in the high country of northeastern Arizona. Here she describes the routines of ranch life and vividly recalls the dust storms, plagues, and other hazards that challenged the young city-bred woman. It offers readers not only an insider's view of a working ranch but also an appreciation of how ranchers' wives help sustain such a rugged enterprise.
"Well written, enlightening and entertaining . . . The reader feels he has a ringside seat, especially during the month-long roundup that is described from start to finish. . . . The author's love and knowledge of ranching and its place in America should appeal to readers who know the Southwest and to those who would like to do so." —Library Journal
Ranch Wife
277 Pages 5.5 x 8.5 x 0.9 Published: 1993 Paperback (9780816513864)
Ebook (9780816534692)

For Authors

The University of Arizona Press publishes the work of leading scholars from around the globe. Learn more about submitting a proposal, preparing your final manuscript, and publication.



The University of Arizona Press is proud to share our books with readers, booksellers, media, librarians, scholars, and instructors. Join our email Newsletter. Request reprint licenses, information on subsidiary rights and translations, accessibility files, review copies, and desk and exam copies.


Support the Press

Support a premier publisher of academic, regional, and literary works. We are committed to sharing past, present, and future works that reflect the special strengths of the University of Arizona and support its land-grant mission.