Laughing in the Hills

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Hungry Mind Press, 1998 - Biography & Autobiography - 228 pages
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This wonderful 1980 horse racing classic never loses its luster or charm. Author Bill Barich explores explores the day-to-day internal world of horse racing-- from the backside to the backstretch. This entertaining story of the lives and tribulations of various racetrack personalities is sure to extract every human emotion. The author's summer adventure after a family tragedy finds him living the life many diehard racing enthusiasts wish they could. Barich's adventure discovers more than he could ever imagine about something much bigger than racing-life itself.

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User Review  - Suzanne - Goodreads

A darker-in-tone cousin to the later A Fine Place to Daydream. I prefer the latter's lighter touch, which inspired my first trip to Ireland, to see the Gold Cup. Read full review

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User Review  - Shelley VanOverbeke - Goodreads

It was a little slow at times. Probably held my interest more than it should have but I realized I know someone in the book. Read full review


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About the author (1998)

Bill Barich is the author of several books, among them "Laughing in the Hills", "Big Dreams: Into the Heart of California", "Traveling Light", & "Then Sporting Life". He wrote for "The New Yorker" for many years, contributing short stories as well as pieces on such varied subjects as fly fishing, boxing, Italian culture, & his favorite English pub. He has been a Guggenheim Fellow in fiction, & currently lives in San Anselmo, California.

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