Kim Chernin has won acclaim for her numerous works of fiction, nonfiction, and poetry, including The Obsession, In My Mother’s House (nominated for the Chronicle Critics Award and chosen as Alice Walker’s Favorite Book of the Year in the New York Times, 1983), The Flame Bearers (1986 New York Times Notable Book), and the national best seller The Hungry Self. She is the recipient of an NEA Grant for Fiction. She has appeared on Phil Donahue, Good Morning America, Charlie Rose, the Today show, and others. She has been featured on radio stations across the U.S., including NPR, KQED Forum, and Larry King Radio. She appeared in the documentaries “If Women Ruled the World: A Washington Dinner Party” and “Remembering the Goddess.” Her articles have appeared in the New York Times Magazine, Focus magazine, and Tikkun. Her work has been featured in New York Times Book Review, LA Times, Newsday, and other publications.
My First Year in the Country
An urban woman moves to the country and falls in love with a horse—an embodiment of nature, wisdom, and living in the moment. She is not exactly a spring chicken, as the village people are quick to point out, and she hasn’t been in the saddle since she was a child. Her tireless quest for the world’s most beautiful horse makes her look like a fool. That’s OK with her; she knows it isn’t far from the truth. But will it stop her?