Loading Events
  • This event has passed.

Marjorie Simmins signs Year of the Horse

« Back to Events
This event has passed.
Event:
Marjorie Simmins signs Year of the Horse
Start:
September 17 @ 1:00 pm
End:
September 17 @ 3:00 pm
Cost:
Free
Category:
,
Organizer:
Updated:
August 17, 2017
Venue:
Lexicon Books
Phone:
9026344015
Address:
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.

iCal Import + Google Calendar