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#1 NATIONAL BESTSELLER A NEW YORK TIMES NOTABLE BOOK

"A WISE, SPIRITED NOVEL . . . [IN WHICH] SMILEY PLUMBS THE WONDROUSLY

STRANGE WORLD OF HORSE RACING." --People

"ONE OF THE PREMIER NOVELISTS OF HER GENERATION, possessed of a mastery

of craft and an uncompromising vision that grow more powerful with each

book . . . Racing's eclectic mix of classes and personalities provides

Smiley with fertile soil . . . Expertly juggling storylines, she

investigates the sexual, social, psychological, and spiritual problems

of wealthy owners, working-class bettors, trainers on the edge of

financial ruin, and, in a typically bold move, horses."

--The Washington Post

"A NOVEL OF PASSION IN EVERY SENSE . . . [SHE DOES] IT ALL WITH APLOMB .

. . WITH A DEMON NARRATIVE INTELLIGENCE."

--The Boston Sunday Globe

"WITTY, ENERGETIC . . . It's deeply satisfying to read a work of fiction

so informed about its subject and so alive to every nuance and detail .

. . [Smiley's] final chapters have a wonderful restorative quality."

--The New York Times Book Review

"RICHLY DETAILED, INGENIOUSLY CONSTRUCTED . . . YOU WILL REVEL IN JANE

SMILEY'S HORSE HEAVEN."

--San Diego Union-Tribune

Chosen by the Los Angeles Times as One of the Best Books of the Year

From the Trade Paperback edition.

Synopsis:

From the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of "A Thousand Acres" comes the bestselling "New York Times" Notable Book about the world of horse racing.

About the Author

Jane Smiley is the author of nine previous works of fiction, including The Age of Grief, The Greenlanders, Ordinary Love & Good Will, A Thousand Acres (for which she was awarded the Pulitzer Prize), and Moo. She lives in northern California.

From the Hardcover edition.

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Mila, February 17, 2010 (view all comments by Mila)
I loved this book! For those who appreciate horses, and particularly thoroughbreds, this book is don't-put-it-down fiction; and for those who don't have any real attachment to either horses or racing the characters and scenes will have you interested the whole way through. Smiley does a fantastic job touching on all parts of the horse racing world from breeders to owners, trainers to exercise jockeys, and throws in perspective from dogs and horses to boot. Somehow she manages to move seamlessly through possible disasters and tragedies and come out smiling on the other side. There could be quite a few downers in Horse Heaven, but everything turns out the way it should in a very believable and not at all fairy tale sort of way. Highly recommended!
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780804119436
Author:
Smiley, Jane
Publisher:
Ballantine Books
Location:
New York
Subject:
General
Subject:
United states
Subject:
Horse racing
Subject:
Satire
Subject:
Humorous fiction
Subject:
Horsemen and horsewomen
Subject:
General Fiction
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st mass market ed.
Edition Description:
Mass market paperback
Series Volume:
no. 54
Publication Date:
20030826
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
640
Dimensions:
6.88x4.24x1.12 in. .67 lbs.

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