The Horse Whisperer

by Nicholas Evans

In Brief

A young girl and her horse are horrendously scarred, both physically and psychologically, by a terrible encounter with a truck. Grace's workaholic mother drags them right across America in search of the rare healing powers of a man famed for his way with horses. But it is not only the daughter and the animal who are touched by the Horse Whisperer's magic.

Why you should read it

A love story and a moving portrait of a disappearing traditional West, this is the book for which Robert Redford paid £3 million to secure the film rights. It has sold 15 million copies in 36 languages, captivating readers all over the world with its unique blend of beauty and pain.

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