Courtney Maum - The Year of the Horses

The Country Bookshop is partnering with The Weymouth Center for the Arts and Humanities to host Courtney Maum to celebrate her memoir The Year of the Horses!

Located at The Weymouth Center, this event will be held on May 17th at 5:30 pm.

Due to limited space, registration is required on

The Year of the Horses is a memoir that covers Courtney's return to a childhood passion of horseback riding (after a 30 year departure) and rides her way back from depression. As she finds her way, once again, through the world of contemporary horseback riding--Courtney becomes reacquainted with herself not only as a rider but as a mother, wife, daughter, writer, and woman. Alternating timelines and braided with historical portraits of women and horses alongside history's attempts to tame both parties, The Year of the Horses is an inspiring love letter to the power of animals--and humans--to heal the mind and the heart.

Courtney Maum is the author of the novels Costalegre; Touch; and I Am Having So Much Fun Here Without You; and a guide for writers, Before and After the Book Deal. The Year of the Horses has been named the most anticipated book of 2022 by The Millions, LitHub and The Rumpus. Courtney founded The Cabins, a collaborative retreat for people in the creative arts. The Cabins creative knowledge exchange program is open to artists, writers, musicians, dancers, filmmakers, poets was founded by Courtney on the tenets of open-mindedness, collaboration, and financial accessibility. Her writing and essays have been widely published in such outlets as The New York Times; O, the Oprah Magazine; Interview Magazine; and Modern Loss. She lives in Litchfield County, Connecticut.

Event date: 
Tuesday, May 17, 2022 - 5:30pm to 7:00pm
Event address: 
555 E Connecticut Ave
Southern Pines, NC 28387
The Year of the Horses: A Memoir Cover Image
ISBN: 9781953534156
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Tin House Books - May 3rd, 2022

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A Good Morning America, Vanity Fair, NYLON and PureWow Best Book of May and a Publishers Weekly Best Book of Summer

A Most Anticipated Book of 2022 at The Millions, LitHub, and The Rumpus