Chloë Ashby

Sarah Maslin Nir enjoys the rides of a lifetime

The New York Times reporter has been in love with horses since the age of two, and seeks them out wherever her job takes her

Sarah Maslin Nir. Credit: Erin O’Leary

The appeal of a book called Horse Crazy risks being limited to those who are. Yet many moments in Sarah Maslin Nir’s restorative memoir will chime with readers indifferent to things horsey. Part love letter, part reportage, it niftily braids together her family history, the history of horses, and the stories of the humans on and around them.

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