A Horse Is a Horse
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The New York Times
Her great virtue as a writer about horses is her emotional candor. Most horse owners, in an effort to appear rational, try to refrain from talking about how deeply they love their animals or from telling cute stories about them. Not Smiley.
Jane Smiley was born in Los Angeles, California, moved to the suburbs of St. Louis, Missouri as an infant, and lived there through grammar school and high school (The John Burroughs School). After getting her Bachelor of Art at Vassar College in 1971, she...