Horse Heaven

Jane Smiley

#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.

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