When this book was first published back in 1995 there was a huge buzz surrounding it as Evans had been paid one of the largest advances for submitting just the first few chapters but the faith his editor had in him was justified and this is still a novel that sells and sells. If this one has still not made it to your reading list then do put it there as it’s a wonderful, beautiful read.
In the still of a snow-covered morning in upstate New York, a girl out riding her horse is hit by a 40-ton truck. Though horribly injured, both thirteen-year-old Grace Maclean and her horse Pilgrim survive. But the impact on their lives is devastating. Grace is the only child of prominent New York magazine editor, Annie Graves, and her lawyer husband Robert. In a way that none of them at first understands, their destiny comes to depend on Pilgrim's. So mutilated and traumatised is he that even the vet who saved him wishes he hadn't. Annie refuses to have him put down, sensing that if she does, something in Grace will die too. Then Annie hears about a man called Tom Booker, a 'whisperer' who is said to have the gift of healing troubled horses. Abandoning her job, Annie sets off across the continent with Grace and Pilgrim to find him. Under the massive Montana sky, all their lives are changed for ever.
|Publication date:||10th August 2006|
|Publisher:||Sphere an imprint of Little, Brown Book Group|
|Primary Genre||Family Drama|
'The publishing phenomenon of the century'
'Sensational - part love story, part adventure, the book is above all
a story of self knowledge, healing and redemption
'Wild horses couldn't drag me from this ... a tear-
** 'A love story, a gripping adventure
and an emotionally charged tale of redemption and human strength
Nicholas Evans was born and grew up in Worcestershire and was a screenwriter and film producer before writing his first novel, the phenomenal number one bestseller The Horse Whisperer. It has now been translated into 36 languages and sold more than fifteen million copies worldwide since its publication in 1995. It is now also a Hollywood film, starring and directed by Robert Redford. He is also the author of The Loop and The Smoke Jumper. Nicholas Evans lives in Devon and London Author photo © Christopher JonesMore About Nicholas Evans