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The year of the horses : a memoir  Cover Image Book Book

The year of the horses : a memoir / Courtney Maum.

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781953534156
  • ISBN: 1953534155
  • Physical Description: 266 pages ; 23 cm.
  • Edition: First US edition.
  • Publisher: Portland, Oregon : Tin House, 2022.

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 265-266).
Summary, etc.:
"At the age of thirty-seven, Courtney Maum finds herself in an indoor arena in Connecticut, moments away from stepping back into the saddle. For her, this is not just a riding lesson, but a last-ditch attempt to pull herself back from the brink even though riding is a relic from the past she walked away from. She hasn't been on or near a horse in over thirty years. Although Courtney does know what depression looks like, she finds herself refusing to admit, at this point in her life, that it could look like her: a woman with a privileged past, a mortgage, a husband, a healthy child, and a published novel. That she feels sadness is undeniable, but she feels no right to claim it. And when both therapy and medication fail, Courtney returns to her childhood passion of horseback riding as a way to recover the joy and fearlessness she once had access to as a young girl. As she finds her way, once again, through the physical and emotional landscapes of riding, Courtney becomes reacquainted with herself not only as a rider but as a mother, wife, daughter, writer, and woman. Alternating timelines and braided with historical portraits of women and horses alongside history's attempts to tame both parties, The Year of the Horses is an inspiring love letter to the power of animals-and humans-to heal the mind and the heart"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject: Maum, Courtney, 1978-
Horsemanship > United States.
Horsemen and horsewomen > United States > Biography.
Depression, Mental > Patients > United States > Biography.
Human-animal relationships.
Équitation > États-Unis.
Dépressifs > États-Unis > Biographies.
Relations homme-animal.
Genre: Autobiographies.

Available copies

  • 9 of 14 copies available at Bibliomation. (Show)
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Beacon Falls Public Library.


  • 1 current hold with 14 total copies.
Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Beacon Falls Public Library B MAU (Text) 33120152849334 Adult Biography Available -

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