Editorial Review - Kirkus - Jane Doe

A fast-paced, fetchingly detailed, wide-angled view of the world of horse breeding-and-racing—and another lively illustration of Smiley's industrious literary work-ethic and gift for transmuting the products of her obviously extensive research into compelling fiction. The encyclopedic story—similar in structure and rhythm to such earlier Smiley successes as A Thousand Acres and the comic romp ... Read full review

Review: Horse Heaven

Editorial Review - - Jana Siciliano

Just in time for the big kahuna of horse races, the Kentucky Derby, author Jane Smiley takes the lead with HORSE HEAVEN, her latest novel, set in the bigtime world of horse breeding. An equal opportunity storyteller, she works in the interrelated lives of owners, trainers, assistant trainers, farm managers, jockeys, vets, bettors, and grooms. A club, which would not accept a lot of us as members ... Read full review

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Review: Horse Heaven

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Now, I knew little to nothing about horses before reading this book - everything I knew I had learned from watching Fury on TV when I was a kid, and from the teachings of Timothy Merello, who took me ... Read full review

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