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Barn blind

  • 301 Pages
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Chivers Press, Thorndike Press , Bath, Avon, England, Thorndike, Me
Large type books, Illinois -- Fi

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StatementJane Smiley.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsPS3569.M39 B37 1994
The Physical Object
Pagination301 p. (large print) ;
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL1094878M
ISBN 100745123961, 074512612X, 0786202777
LC Control Number94019364

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In this unusual first novel Smiley, with flawless command of the shaky grandeurs and gritty drudgery which can absorb the equestrian fancy, matches the openended rigors of the discipline with one woman's tragically destructive obsession. Kate Karlsen, owner of 50 horses in the Illinois countryside, trainer hnd instructor, a "failed equestrienne" in the Big Time and a severe convert to Author: Jane Smiley.

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