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

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ISBN 10: 1400040582 / 1-4000-4058-2
ISBN 13: 9781400040582
Publisher: Alfred a Knopf Inc
Publication Date: 2004
Binding: Hardcover
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Synopsis:

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.
 


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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