9781400033171

A Year at the Races: Reflections on Horses, Humans, Love, Money, and Luck

Smiley, Jane

ISBN 10: 1400033179 / 1-4000-3317-9
ISBN 13: 9781400033171
Publisher: Anchor
Publication Date: 2005
Binding: Softcover
About this title:
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.

From the Inside Flap:
The Pulitzer Prize?winning author of A Thousand Acres gallops into territory she first explored in her acclaimed best-selling novel  Horse Heaven (?Deeply satisfying . . . a smart, warmhearted, winning book? ? New York Times Book Review) with this irresistible account of her lifelong love affair with horses.

Smiley draws upon her firsthand knowledge of horses, as well as the wisdom of trainers, vets, jockeys, and even a real-life horse whisperer, to examine the horse on all levels?practical, theoretical, and emotional. She shares not only ?cute stories? about her own horses, but also fascinating and original insights into horse?and human?behavior. To all this she adds an element of drama and suspense as two of her own horses begin their careers at the racetrack. As the sexy black filly Waterwheel and the elegant gray colt Wowie aspire to the winner?s circle, we are enchanted, enthralled?and informed about what it?s really like to own, train, and root for a Thoroughbred.

A Year at the Races is charming, funny, and a bit outrageous: a candid exploration of the abiding bond between humans and horses, told with panache, intelligence, and humor.
 

About the Author:
Jane Smiley is the author of numerous novels, including, most recently, Good Faith, as well as a critically acclaimed biography of Charles Dickens. She is the recipient of a Pulitzer Prize and was inducted into the American Academy of Arts and Letters in 2001. Smiley owns several horses and lives in Northern California.


From the Hardcover edition.

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.
 

A Year at the Races: Reflections on Horses, Humans, Love, Money, and Luck: Search Results

1.

Smiley, Jane
ISBN 10: 1400033179
ISBN 13: 9781400033171
Bookseller: Paperbackshop-US (Secaucus, NJ, U.S.A.)
Bookseller Rating: 5-star rating
Quantity Available: > 20

Book Description: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group, 2005. Paperback. Book Condition: New. New Book. Shipped from US. Bookseller Inventory # VR-9781400033171

Bookseller & Payment Information | More Books from this Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Add Book to Shopping Basket
Price: US$ 7.12
Convert Currency
Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
2.

Smiley, Jane
ISBN 10: 1400033179
ISBN 13: 9781400033171
Bookseller: INDOO (Avenel, NJ, U.S.A.)
Bookseller Rating: 4-star rating
Quantity Available: > 20

Book Description: Penguin Random House. Book Condition: New. Brand New. Bookseller Inventory # 1400033179

Bookseller & Payment Information | More Books from this Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Add Book to Shopping Basket
Price: US$ 7.79
Convert Currency
Shipping: US$ 3.50
Within U.S.A.
3.

Smiley, Jane
ISBN 10: 1400033179
ISBN 13: 9781400033171
Bookseller: The Book Depository US (Slough, United Kingdom)
Bookseller Rating: 5-star rating
Quantity Available: 10

Book Description: Random House USA Inc, United States, 2005. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Reprint. 201 x 130 mm. Language: English Brand New Book. "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. Bookseller Inventory # AAE9781400033171

Bookseller & Payment Information | More Books from this Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Add Book to Shopping Basket
Price: US$ 12.16
Convert Currency
Shipping: FREE From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
4.

Smiley, Jane
ISBN 10: 1400033179
ISBN 13: 9781400033171
Bookseller: Nataraj Books, Inc. (Springfield, VA, U.S.A.)
Bookseller Rating: 4-star rating
Quantity Available: > 20

Book Description: Anchor. PAPERBACK. Book Condition: New. 1400033179 *BRAND NEW* Ships Same Day or Next!. Bookseller Inventory # SWATI210887803

Bookseller & Payment Information | More Books from this Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Add Book to Shopping Basket
Price: US$ 8.87
Convert Currency
Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
5.

Smiley, Jane
ISBN 10: 1400033179
ISBN 13: 9781400033171
Bookseller: ExtremelyReliable (RICHMOND, TX, U.S.A.)
Bookseller Rating: 5-star rating
Quantity Available: 1

Book Description: Anchor. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX1400033179

Bookseller & Payment Information | More Books from this Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Add Book to Shopping Basket
Price: US$ 10.89
Convert Currency
Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
6.

Smiley, Jane
ISBN 10: 1400033179
ISBN 13: 9781400033171
Bookseller: The Book Depository (Slough, United Kingdom)
Bookseller Rating: 5-star rating
Quantity Available: 10

Book Description: Random House USA Inc, United States, 2005. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Reprint. 201 x 130 mm. Language: English Brand New Book. "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. Bookseller Inventory # AAE9781400033171

Bookseller & Payment Information | More Books from this Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Add Book to Shopping Basket
Price: US$ 17.29
Convert Currency
Shipping: FREE From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
7.

Smiley, Jane
ISBN 10: 1400033179
ISBN 13: 9781400033171
Bookseller: BuySomeBooks (Las Vegas, NV, U.S.A.)
Bookseller Rating: 5-star rating
Quantity Available: 2

Book Description: Anchor. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Paperback. 304 pages. Dimensions: 7.9in. x 5.1in. x 0.7in.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. This item ships from multiple locations. Your book may arrive from Roseburg,OR, La Vergne,TN, Momence,IL, Commerce,GA. Paperback. Bookseller Inventory # 9781400033171

Bookseller & Payment Information | More Books from this Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Add Book to Shopping Basket
Price: US$ 12.96
Convert Currency
Shipping: US$ 4.50
Within U.S.A.
8.

Smiley, Jane
ISBN 10: 1400033179
ISBN 13: 9781400033171
Bookseller: Grand Eagle Retail (Romulus, MI, U.S.A.)
Bookseller Rating: 4-star rating
Quantity Available: 1

Book Description: Paperback. Book Condition: New. 133mm x 16mm x 205mm. Paperback. "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.Shipping may be from multiple locations in the US or from the UK, depending on stock availability. 287 pages. 0.281. Bookseller Inventory # 9781400033171

Bookseller & Payment Information | More Books from this Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Add Book to Shopping Basket
Price: US$ 17.58
Convert Currency
Shipping: FREE Within U.S.A.
9.

Smiley, Jane
ISBN 10: 1400033179
ISBN 13: 9781400033171
Bookseller: Murray Media (MIAMI SHORES, FL, U.S.A.)
Bookseller Rating: 5-star rating
Quantity Available: 3

Book Description: Anchor. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # 1400033179

Bookseller & Payment Information | More Books from this Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Add Book to Shopping Basket
Price: US$ 13.79
Convert Currency
Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
10.

Smiley, Jane
ISBN 10: 1400033179
ISBN 13: 9781400033171
Bookseller: Castle Rock (Pittsford, NY, U.S.A.)
Bookseller Rating: 5-star rating
Quantity Available: 1

Book Description: Book Condition: Brand New. Book Condition: Brand New. Bookseller Inventory # 97814000331711.0

Bookseller & Payment Information | More Books from this Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Add Book to Shopping Basket
Price: US$ 14.54
Convert Currency
Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
View All Listings for this Book