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

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ISBN-10: 1400033179

ISBN-13: 9781400033171

Edition: 2004

Authors: Jane Smiley

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“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.
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Book details

List price: $15.00
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date: 4/19/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 304
Size: 5.20" wide x 8.00" long x 0.65" tall
Weight: 0.638
Language: English

Jane Smiley was born in Los Angeles, California on September 26, 1949. She received a B. A. at Vassar College in 1971 and an M. F. A. and a Ph.D from the University of Iowa. From 1981 to 1996, she taught undergrad and graduate creative writing workshops at Iowa State University. Her first critically acclaimed novel, The Greenlanders (1988), was preceded by three other novels and a highly regarded short story collection, The Age of Grief (1987). In 1985, she won an O. Henry Award for her short story Lily, which was published in The Atlantic Monthly. Her novel A Thousand Acres (1991) received both the National Book Critics Circle Award and the Pulitzer Prize. Her other works include Moo;…    

Introduction
Two Gals, a Horse, and the Baby Jesus
Neurosis
Trainer and Owner
Love
By the Bay
Ambition
Betting Interest
IQ
By the Sea
Personality
Reality
Five Senses and More
What If
Training
Debutante
Horse and Human
Epilogue: That's Horses
Bibliography