Saving Baby: Meet Jo Anne Normile

Wednesday November 13, 2013: 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm -- Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room

This event is intended for adults and teens (grade 6 and up).

Jo Anne Normile, the local author of the newly-published book Saving Baby, discusses her experiences with horses and the eye-opening truths she learned about horse racing when she brought up a colt named Baby.

It all started with her beloved horse Baby, with whom she shared as strong a bond as a mother and child. It was difficult to let him go to race at the track, away from her pasture. But, on television, horseracing was glamorous and set against a backdrop of equine grace and speed. As she gradually learned, the magic that enchants is a veneer. For every Seabiscuit, there are tens of thousands of racehorses whose experiences on the back lots of the country's tracks tell a harrowing, story. Once Normile learned the truth, she did a complete about-face and founded the most successful horse rescue in the country, saving more horses than anyone else ever has.

This memoir tells her life-changing story of love, regret, and redemption. This event includes a book signing and books will be for sale.