Marvel the Marvelous
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See select illustrations by Gary Lippincott
Young horse lovers everywhere will recognize themselves in Heartbeat for Horses (2007), which celebrates the very special bond between girls and horses. Included are selections by Jane Smiley, e.e. cummings, James Herriot and many others. Stunning color photographs by Donna DeMari show girls riding in the ring, at the rodeo, or out on the trail. Chester’s more sensual anthology for adults, Eros and Equus (2006), features black and white photographs by DeMari, and writing by John Hawkes, Charles Bukowski, D.H. Lawrence, Annie Dillard and many more. “Books about the wild joys of riding and the profoundness of our relationships to these grand animals take us away from everyday reality,” Chester says, “and remind us that
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horses are both noble and kind, powerful and tender, as beautiful today as they were a thousand years ago.”
“Books about the wild joys of riding and the profoundness of our relationships to these grand animals take us away from everyday reality,” Chester says, “and remind us that
Laura Chester, www.laurachester.com, is the author of such acclaimed books for adults as Holy Personal: Looking for Small Private Places of Worship (Indiana University Press) and Lupus Novice: Toward Self-Healing (Station Hill Press). She has edited many literary anthologies, including The Unmade Bed (HarperCollins), Deep Down (Faber & Faber) and the first 20th century American women's poetry anthology from Simon & Schuster, Rising Tides. Chester has written many novels and several collections of short fiction, including the forthcoming Rancho Weirdo (Bootstrap Press). She divides her time between southern Arizona and western Massachusetts.