The verdant pastures of the Karlson farm in Illinois have the placid charm of a landscape painting, but the horses that graze there have become the consuming obsession of a woman who sees in them the ultimate fulfilment of her every wish - to win, to be honoured, to be the best. Her vaulting ambition becomes a tragically destructive force; a force that will drive a wedge between her and her family, and have unforeseen and brutal consequences for them all...
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - lucybrown - LibraryThing
A well-written story of a family caught in the spell of the mother's obsession and ambition. Shakespearean in its overtones. Kate, the mother and wife is blinded to all around her, husband's inner ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - pbadeer - LibraryThing
Let me begin by saying that Jane Smiley appears to be a talented writer. I have never read anything by her before, but her ability comes through this title. Even if the title itself has a horrible ... Read full review