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Borrowed Horses (American Fiction)

Sian Griffiths


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Fiction. When her mother's MS takes a turn for the worse, aspiring Olympian Joannie Edson moves back to Idaho with her aging horse to be closer to home and family. She has given up everything (career, romance) to pursue her goal of riding for the US Equestrian Team, but now, with no horse to ride and no money to buy or support a young prospect, she finds herself faced with a choice: should she take a chance on a relationship with the attractive stranger pursuing her, or invest her time in training her coach's abused and violent mare? As she explores each option, Joannie finds that a fully lived life is much like the jumping courses she's always ridden, every path bearing obstacles that she will have to clear to find her way forward.

New Rivers Press, 9780898232844, 300pp.

Publication Date: October 29, 2013

About the Author

Sian Griffiths lives in Ogden, Utah, where she serves as assistant professor of English at Weber State University. Her work is published in "Quarterly West," "Ninth Letter," "Cave Wall," "River Teeth: A Journal of Nonfiction Narrative," "Clackamas Literary Review," "Oregon Literary Review," "The Sow s Ear Poetry Review," "Permafrost," "Versal," "Court Green," and "The Georgia Review," among other publications. Her story What Is Solid was nominated for a Pushcart Prize, and Janet Burroway included her poem, Fistful, in the third edition of Imaginative Writing. "Borrowed Horses" is Griffiths' debut novel which is influenced by her experience working with the United States Equestrian Team from 1999-2000. "