Barn Blind, by Jane Smiley

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I listened to the audio version of this book during car trips. It was okay, but I've never been a horse person at all, and I found the detailed descriptions of riding and all things horsey a bit tedious, and I didn't care for the matriarch of the family, although I understand that she's meant to be a character that most readers probably will not like. I just kind of wanted to smack her, and most of the other characters, at times.
It also seemed to end abruptly. While I really enjoyed A Thousand Acres, I've never liked any of Smiley's other novels very much. I keep giving her a try, though! Oh well.