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The horse whisperer
Evans, Nicholas, 1950-
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New York, NY : Bantam Doubleday Dell Audio Pub., [1995]

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5 audio discs (6 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
A horse whisperer is a man with the ancient, mystical power to tame wild horses and heal broken spirits. Tom Booker, a gentle Montana rancher who has inherited this gift, must make a miracle come true for Annie, her daughter, and the savage horse that touches both their lives.
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A CHILD WOUNDED IN BODY AND SPIRIT A HORSE DRIVEN MAD BY PAIN A WOMAN FIGHTING TO SAVE THEM BOTH AND THE MAN WHO IS THEIR ONLY HOPE... THE HORSE WHISPERER 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 give her:  a reason to believe...

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Nicholas Evans was born in Worcestershire, England on July 26, 1950. He received a law degree from Oxford University. After graduating, he worked as a journalist for three years on the Evening Chronicle, and then moved into television, producing films about US politics and the Middle-East for a weekly current affairs program called Weekend World. In 1982, he started to produce arts documentaries about famous writers, painters and film-makers. At age 50 he began writing. His first novel, The Horse Whisperer, was published in 1995 and adapted into a movie starring, produced and directed by Robert Redford. His other novels include The Loop, The Smoke Jumper, The Divide and The Brave.

(Bowker Author Biography)

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Booklist Review

The advance ballyhoo about this first novel, as well as the huge advance paid to its author, screenwriter Nicholas Evans, is more than enough to make the skeptical reader wince. Hold back those winces if you can, because this is a book of rare power and beauty, a story told simply but elegantly. Teenager Grace Maclean loses a leg in a terrible accident while riding her horse, Pilgrim. Grace and Pilgrim are both emotionally scarred as well as physically devastated by the accident. Realizing that the fates of her daughter and the horse are inextricably linked, Grace's mother, high-powered editor and journalist Annie Graves, launches an all-out campaign to find a "horse whisperer," someone who can cure troubled horses with only a calm voice and a soothing touch. She finds her savior in Tom Booker, a man well known in equestrian circles for his almost mystical skills with horses. Annie packs up Grace and Pilgrim, leaves Grace's father with his law practice in New York, and moves to Montana to try to convince the horse whisperer to help them. Most of the novel describes Tom's work to rebuild all the lives that have been shattered by the accident. Inevitably, love blossoms between the gentle horseman and the uprooted sophisticate, a love with both wonderful and tragic consequences. Expect this outstanding novel to be the talk of the season: it has a 600,000-copy first printing, and Robert Redford has already bought the movie rights for a cool $3 million. The numbers are remarkable, to be sure, but the most remarkable thing about this book is that it actually earns the great popularity it seems destined to enjoy. (Reviewed August 1995)0385315236George Needham

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Screenwriter Evans's debut novel spent 38 weeks on PW's bestseller list. (Nov.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved

Library Journal Review

While riding her horse Pilgrim on a snowy Saturday morning, young Grace Graves is involved in a horrible accident. She and the horse survive, but she loses a leg and Pilgrim becomes unmanageable. Annie, Grace's mother, senses that if Grace is to recover completely her horse must recover, too. When medicine and other traditional treatments fail to tame the horse, Annie moves Grace and Pilgrim to Montana in order to be near Tom Booker, a legendary figure who is rumored to be able to whisper sanity back into the minds of troubled horses. Tom works wonders for Pilgrim and Grace. Inevitably, Annie falls under his spell, and her marriage and family are put in opposition to her consuming love for Tom. This emotionally wrenching tale, read by Peter Coyote, is recommended for popular collections. [For a review of the unabridged edition of The Horse Whisperer, see Audio Reviews, LJ 3/15/96.-Ed.]‘Joanna M. Burkhardt, Univ. of Rhode Island Coll. of Continuing Education Lib., Providence. (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.