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Lauren, who tends the miniature horses at the 4-H club barn, is learning a lesson in the psychiatric subtleties of logotherapy from a fourteen-year-old students.
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Words: 4,520
Language: English
ISBN: 9781301376230
About Barry Rachin

About the Author

Born in Boston, Massachusetts, Barry Rachin spent several years stationed in Yokuska, Japan as a Navy medic caring for casualties during the Vietnam War. He has studied at the University of Jerusalem, lived on a kibbutz for a year and holds a degree in clinical counseling from Simmons College. A self-taught woodworker, he presently lives in Attleboro, Massachusetts with his wife and two daughters.

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Review by: Bernard Fancher on Feb. 07, 2013 :
I enjoyed this short story, and it's brief foray into Man's search for meaning. (The reference to Victor Frankl's work is intermingled nicely with the narrative.) There were a few less than stellar sentences, but for the most part the writing displays competence and a solid command of the essential, if not always finer, points of horse- and bee- keeping, as well as other assorted bits of animal husbandry. I did whince a time or two at what seemed to me an unfair and latently racist characterization of Bapu, "the brown-skinned usurer" - but other than that jarring miscue, I found the narrative predominantly innocent and entertaining. There seems to be not only subject matter for a much longer work, but also room for personal growth in the world-view of the protagonist (as well that of her adolescent charge.) Perhaps we can hope for a longer work delving deeper into, and further developing, the lives and attitudes of the people introduced here.
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Review by: Meli Gupta on Feb. 06, 2013 :
An interestingly deep reflection on people and horses.
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