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Marjorie Simmins signs Year of the Horse
September 17, 2017 @ 1:00 pm
September 17, 2017 @ 3:00 pm
August 17, 2017
Lexicon Books
125 Montague Street
Lunenburg, Nova Scotia B0J 2C0 Canada

Lexicon Books is pleased to host Marjorie Simmins as she signs her newest memoir, Year of the Horse: A Journey of Healing and Adventure (Pottersfield Press).

After a severe horseback riding accident in 2011, journalist and author Marjorie Simmins finds herself unable to walk. During the slow months of recovery, Simmins replays a lifetime of memories related to her beloved horse companions and the adventures they shared. Finally back on her feet, she makes a bold and surprising decision: she will ride again, in a discipline that is new for her, and she will even compete in a horse show–her first in 42 years. Vancouver-raised Simmins decides that 2014, the Chinese Year of the Horse, is her time for a comeback. Exhilarated but nervous, the former hunter-jumper of modest ability commits to full-time training as a Western rider.

Dynamic and lyrical, Year of the Horse shares the heart-lurching highs and lows of a 55-year-old horsewoman determined to put the pain behind her and to create the sunniest of futures with new, extraordinary horses in it. Onboard Winnie, a dazzling quarter horse palomino, she grows stronger and more capable again. The mare challenges Simmins and pushes her to the edge of her emotional and physical limits.

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