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Siena Summer
By author: Ann Chandler
Selling Points: Mystery, horse racing
Publisher: Tradewind Books
Pub Date: Apr/01/2009
Pages: 144
Fiction Ages 12-15
Price:  $12.95
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It's summer in Siena, Italy. The fiery horse Tempesta/Storm has been written off by his owners. Angela is determined to save him, convinced that if he races in the Palio he can win. But time is running out. Is Tony, the handsome jockey, friend or foe? Angela risks her heart, and eventually her life, to reach the finish line in this high-stakes, high-speed adventure.

Ann Chandler has an MFA in Creative Writing from UBC and has been published in magazines such as The Beaver and Reader's Digest. This is her first novel.

Booklist - May 1, 2009
"Even readers who aren't horse lovers will enjoy Chandler's descriptions of the traditions, time-honored rivalries, and elaborate preparations surrounding the event, and the race itself is appropriately exciting."
Resource Links - February 1, 2009
"Chandler's writing is beautifully crafted, eliciting a wonderful sense of exhilaration and excitement from beginnning to end."



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