Set in the pastoral horse country of Rapidan, Virginia, the stories in Cary Holladay’s Horse People chronicle the lives of the Fenton family through the Civil War, the Great Depression, and World War II. At the center of these interconnected stories is Nelle, a northern debutante who marries into the Fenton family and establishes herself as their stern and combative matriarch.
Cary Holladay is the author of two novels and three story collections. Her writing has appeared in New Stories from the South, The Oxford American, The Southern Review, Glimmer Train, and Tin House. She has received fellowships from the Tennessee Arts Commission, the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, and the NEA. She and her husband, writer John Bensko, teach at the University of Memphis.
Praise for Cary Holladay
Holladay’s stories are beautifully constructed, and they are filled with sensuous, even wondrous images.”—Linda Barrett Osborne, New York Times
Links for Horse People
Holladay in Horse Country (Memphis Flyer)
La Primavera! First Day of Spring (Frances Mayes)
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