Books: The Brave Blonde

LADY BULLFIGHTER (209 pp.)—Patricia McCormick—Henry Holt ($3.95).

Every time the vicious young bull charged, the tall, blonde girl from Texas spun him past her high-waisted Andalusian pants with a flick of the crimson muleta. When finally she leaned over the bull's lowered horns and killed him, the crowd at the Ciudad Juárez ring went crazy over Pat McCormick, the U.S.'s first professional woman bullfighter. As she paraded around the arena with the bull's two ears that the admiring judge had awarded her, a fan called: "If you could only cook."


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