A Word About Horses, Many More Words About the Author

Books: Roxanne Bok’s ‘Horsekeeping’
Roxanne Bok and her horse Bandi. Photo by Tara Kelly

Any book with the word horse in the title and a picture of an equine on the cover is bound to get my attention. It is a little bit difficult, however, to know what to make of “Horsekeeping,” a book recently published by Roxanne Bok.

It turns out the book is not a how-to manual. Rather it is a memoir; a slice of the author’s life, filled with stories from her childhood, reflections on parenting and marriage and descriptions of a somewhat gilded life, lived part-time in the country.

That is where the horse-keeping comes in.

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