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 Author:Jane Smiley “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 par... more »ticular 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.« less
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I liked this book a lot. Jane Smiley's books are all interesting. I had never lived in the world of horses until this book. It took a few pages to get with it but she did keep me interested and I went on to more of her work.