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

A Year at the Races: Reflections on Horses, Humans, Love, Money, and Luck by Jane Smiley 1400040582 9781400040582
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The Pulitzer Prizewinningauthor ofA Thousand Acresgallops intoterritory she first exploredin her acclaimed best-selling novelHorse Heaven(Deeply satisfying . . . a smart, warmhearted, winning book New York Times Book Review)with this irresistible account ofher lifelong love affair with horses. Smileydraws uponherfirsthand knowledge of horses, as well as the wisdom of trainers, vets, jockeys, and evena real-life horse whisperer, to examine the horse on all levelspractical,theoretical, and emotional. She sharesnot onlycute storiesabout her own horses, but alsofascinating and original insights into horseand humanbehavior.To all this she addsan element of drama and suspense as two of her own horses begintheir careersat the racetrack.Asthesexy black filly Waterwheel and the elegant graycolt Wowieaspire to the winners circle, we are enchanted,enthralledand informed about what its really like to own, train, androotfor a Thoroughbred. A Year at the Racesis charming, funny, and a bit outrageous: a candid exploration of the abiding bond between humans and horses, told with panache, intelligence, andhumor.

Author: Jane SMILEY

Language: English

Edition: 1

Binding: Hardcover

Pages: 304

Publisher: Knopf

Publication Date: 2004-04-13


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