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User Review  - GCPLreader - LibraryThing

Tommy and Maggie dream of making their fortune at a backwoods, last-stop horse track in West Virginia. Their seedy schemes are no match for the rules of the track and the shady gangsters who finance ... Read full review

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User Review  - Schmerguls - LibraryThing

Since this won this year's National Book Award for fiction, I read it, finishing it on Dec 23, 2010. It never caught my interest. It has no quotation marks even though there is much dialogue. I have ... Read full review

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User Review  - IronMike - LibraryThing

This is simply the best book I have read in years. It was a late submission to the National Book Award Committee, so when they named it best fiction book of the year 2010 it caught most people by ... Read full review

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User Review  - earthwind - LibraryThing

A gritty story told beautifully of horses loved and used by people. The scruffy backstage of a fictitious racetrack depicted with authentic sense of place is at once hopeful, heartbreaking and lyrical. Read full review


User Review  - Jane Doe - Kirkus

A novel of luck, pluck, farce and above all horse racing—not at tony and elegant sites like Churchill Downs and Ascot but rather at a rinky-dink racetrack in Indian Mound Downs, W.Va. Gordon ... Read full review

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