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The Horse Whisperer (1995)

by Nicholas Evans

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A forty-ton truck hurtles out of control on a snowy country road, a teenage girl on horseback in its path. In a few terrible seconds the life of a family is shattered. And a mother's quest begins--to save her maimed daughter and a horse driven mad by pain. It is an odyssey that will bring her to The Horse Whisperer. He is the stuff of legend. His voice can calm wild horses and his touch heals broken spirits. For secrets uttered softly into pricked and troubled ears, such men were once called Whisperers. Now Tom Booker, the inheritor of this ancient gift, is to meet his greatest challenge. Annie Graves has traveled across a continent with her daughter, Grace, and their wounded horse, Pilgrim, to the Booker ranch in Montana. Annie has risked everything--her career, her marriage, her comfortable life--in her desperate belief that the Whisperer can help them. The accident has turned Pilgrim savage. He is now so demented and dangerous that everyone says he should be destroyed. But Annie won't give up on him, for she feels his fate is inextricably entwined with that of her daughter, who has retreated into a heartrending, hostile silence. Annie knows that if the horse dies, something in Grace will die too. In the weeks to come, under the massive sky of the Rocky Mountain Front, all their lives--including Tom Booker's--will be transformed forever in a way none could have foretold. At once an epic love story and a gripping adventure, The Horse Whisperer weaves an extraordinary tale of healing and redemption--a magnificent emotional journey that explores our ancient bonds with earth and sky and hearts untamed. It is a stirring elegy to the power of belief and self-discovery, to hopes lost and found again.… (more)
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Love this book! It's the kind of book one reads and still several years later remember much about. Fabulous story and I think that the ending is the book is way better than the movies ending! ( )
  MaraBlaise | May 19, 2019 |
It's a fascinating book that illustrates a variety of emotions. You are carried away with the pleasant descriptions of nature and the thoughts of the characters. ( )
  Johenlvinson | Apr 2, 2019 |
Its been many years ago since I read this but I remember I loved it. ( )
  cassie.peters1 | May 1, 2018 |
Its been many years ago since I read this but I remember I loved it. ( )
  cassie.peters1 | May 1, 2018 |
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Pursue not the outer entanglements,
Dwell not in the inner void;
Be serene in the oneness of things,
And dualism vanishes by itself.

From 'On Trust in the Heart'
by Seng-t'san (d.606)
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For Jennifer
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There was death at its beginning as there would be death again at its end.
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A forty-ton truck hurtles out of control on a snowy country road, a teenage girl on horseback in its path. In a few terrible seconds the life of a family is shattered. And a mother's quest begins--to save her maimed daughter and a horse driven mad by pain. It is an odyssey that will bring her to The Horse Whisperer. He is the stuff of legend. His voice can calm wild horses and his touch heals broken spirits. For secrets uttered softly into pricked and troubled ears, such men were once called Whisperers. Now Tom Booker, the inheritor of this ancient gift, is to meet his greatest challenge. Annie Graves has traveled across a continent with her daughter, Grace, and their wounded horse, Pilgrim, to the Booker ranch in Montana. Annie has risked everything--her career, her marriage, her comfortable life--in her desperate belief that the Whisperer can help them. The accident has turned Pilgrim savage. He is now so demented and dangerous that everyone says he should be destroyed. But Annie won't give up on him, for she feels his fate is inextricably entwined with that of her daughter, who has retreated into a heartrending, hostile silence. Annie knows that if the horse dies, something in Grace will die too. In the weeks to come, under the massive sky of the Rocky Mountain Front, all their lives--including Tom Booker's--will be transformed forever in a way none could have foretold. At once an epic love story and a gripping adventure, The Horse Whisperer weaves an extraordinary tale of healing and redemption--a magnificent emotional journey that explores our ancient bonds with earth and sky and hearts untamed. It is a stirring elegy to the power of belief and self-discovery, to hopes lost and found again.

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Two carefree teenagers go for an afternoon ride, never knowing that horror lies beyond the hill.
As they crest it and their horses skate down the thick slope they heard the horn of an 18-wheeler on the road below....

When Grace awoke in her hospital bed she discovered they had amputated her leg, her dreams of a career in the showring dead.
Then she found they had locked her beloved horse in a dark, filthy stall - his injuries, nearly as serious as hers, untended. He had gone savagely wild from the mistreatment, and she was now terrified of her beloved horse, as well as broken in spirit due to her shattered body.
Then her mother sees an ad and ignores all advice in an attempt to save them both...

    A CHILD WOUNDED IN BODY AND SPIRIT
    A HORSE DRIVEN MAD BY PAIN
    A WOMAN FIGHTING TO SAVE THEM BOTH


His name is Tom Booker.
His voice can calm wild horses, his touch can heal broken spirits.
And Annie Graves has traveled across a continent to the Booker Ranch in Montana, desperate to heal her injured daughter, the girl's savage horse, and her own wounded heart.
She comes for hope. She comes for her child. And beneath the wide Montana sky, she comes to him for what no one else can five her: A reason to believe.

Read the book or watch the movie. Don't do both or you will be trying to break something.
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