The Hanging in the Foaling Barn, Susan Starr Richards
Third in the Woodford Reserve Series in Kentucky Literature and published in time for Derby 2006, this debut is wise, funny, and rich with a deep sensitivity toward the rural Bluegrass landscape and the unpredictable fates of its people.
Susan Starr Richards has spent most of her life raising racehorces in central Kentucky, and writing. She has been a NEA Fellow in Fiction, and has received a Kentucky Arts Council Fellowshp. Her stories have appeared in The Kenyon Review, The Sewanee Review, Shenandoah, The Southern Review, and in Thoroughbred Times, as winner of their first National Fiction Prize.