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A Year At The Races: Reflections On Horses, Humans, Love, Money, And Luck

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ISBN 10: 1400033179 / 1-4000-3317-9
ISBN 13: 9781400033171
Publisher: Alfred a Knopf Inc
Publication Date: 2005
Binding: Softcover
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Synopsis:

“Every horse story is a love story,” writes Jane Smiley, who has loved horses for most of her life and owned and bred them for a good part of it. To love something is to observe it with more than usual attention, and that is precisely what Smiley does in this irresistibly smart, witty, and engaging chronicle of her obsession.

In particular she follows a sexy filly named Waterwheel and a grey named Wowie (he “tells” a horse communicator that he wants it changed from Hornblower) as they begin careers at the racetrack. Filled with humor and suspense, and with discourses on equine intelligence, affection, and character, A Year at the Races is a winner.


Review:

"The surety and glow of her prose fragrantly convey the author's sensuous and protective love for horses...."

Kirkus, 03/01/2004

Review:

"[Smiley's] great virtue as a writer about horses is her emotional candor. Most horse owners...try to refrain from talking about how deeply they love their animals or from telling cute stories about them. Not Smiley....In A YEAR AT THE RACES, Smiley examines love, ambition, personality and intelligence in horses, mixed with enough good horse stories to keep any reader happy."

Verlyn Klinkenborg, New York Times Book Review, 06/27/2004

 

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