Central West Libraries, Central West Writer's Centre and Angus & Robertson present an author talk by Mike Keenan at Orange City Library on Friday 4 July at 6.30pm. Mike's first book, The Horses Too Are Gone, only told a small part of his personal story. Now, through his memoir The Shadows of Horses about growing up on the family property, Myall Plains, and later running it, he explores many aspects of the Australian bush and its way of life. Along the way he tells some terrific bush yarns as well as hair-raising anecdotes from his years on the bush racing circuit. Ultimately it is about his passion for – and despair over – life on the land, but he also speaks for every farmer who is doing it tough. Call Orange City Library on 6393 8132 to let us know you are coming along.