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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. Kate was a fascinating character study -- one of the more tunnel-vision creations I've ever read. I enjoy horses so I do not know how much that helped me to like the book. Jane Smiley said, on a recent interview on Well Read (PBS TV show) that Barn Blind was one of her favorite books she'd written/5. Buy a cheap copy of Barn Blind book by Jane Smiley. The verdant pastures of a farm in Illinois have the placid charm of a landscape painting. But the horses that graze there have become the obsession of a woman who Free shipping over $/5(5). Barn Blind out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews. Guest: More than 1 year ago: This book was really good, but it was a little wierd. There is a story but not really a plot. It's about a horse family and the mother's obsessiveness that her children do well. Eventually it leads to tragedy/5(2).
Check out this great listen on Best-selling author and Pulitzer-Prize winner Jane Smiley crafts compelling novels filled with quiet strength and emotion. In Barn Blind she portrays a middle-aged woman so galvanized with success that she drives a wedge between herself and those who lo. Barn Blind is not a children's book, and after the bump of momentary disorientation, Toren's reading is superb. Justly famous for deep and entirely believable characterization, Pulitzer Prize-winning author Jane Smiley builds her story around Kate Karlson, the ambitious, beautiful, fading mother of four. Barn Blind: A Novel. Jane Smiley. Harper & Row, From inside the book. What people are saying - Write a review. User ratings. 5 stars: 1: 4 stars: 1: 3 stars: 4: 2 stars: 0: 1 star: 0: LibraryThing Review User Review - Michael_Lilly - LibraryThing. I am a big fan of Smiley because of her later novels. This first novel lacks polish in /5(6). JANE SMILEY'S FIRST BOOK. SMILEY, Jane. Barn Blind. New York: Harper & Row, (). Octavo, original half black cloth, original dust jacket. $ First edition of Smiley's first book. Barn Blind is "so accomplished it's hard to believe it is a first novel" (Hilma Wolitzer). A fine copy.
: Barn Blind: First printing with number line 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1. Very good+ book with a very slight, almost imperceptible lean, excellent boards, a name on the half title page, and light edgewear. Near fine minus dustjacket has very light edgewear and a faint crease to one flap. Original price of $ is intact/5(). Get this from a library! Barn blind: a novel. [Jane Smiley] -- Kate Karlson's efficient world and her lifelong ambition to train an Olympic equestrian champion are jeopardized when her four teenaged children develop problems, her husband reverts to adolescent. Barn Blind is not a children's book, and after the bump of momentary disorientation, Toren's reading is superb. Justly famous for deep and entirely believable characterization, Pulitzer Prize-winning author Jane Smiley builds her story around Kate . Get this from a library! Barn blind: a novel. [Jane Smiley] -- The verdant pastures of a farm in Illinois have the placid charm of a landscape painting, but the horses that graze there have become the obsession of a woman who sees them as the fulfillment of.