A stunning new voice in American fiction, Sara Gruen makes
a masterful debut with a novel of family, tragedy,
rebirth ... and the breathtaking love of something wild.
As a world-class equestrienne and Olympic contender,
Annemarie Zimmer lived for the thrill of flight atop a
strong, graceful animal. Then, at eighteen, a tragic
accident destroyed her riding career and Harry, her beloved
and distinctively marked horse.
Now, twenty years later, Annemarie is coming home to her
dying father's New Hampshire horse farm. Jobless and
abandoned, she is bringing her troubled teenaged daughter
to this place of pain and memory, where ghosts of an
unresolved youth still haunt the fields and stables -- and
where hope lives in the eyes of the handsome, gentle
veterinarian Annemarie loved as a girl ... and in the
seductive allure of a trainer with a magic touch.
But everything will change yet again with one glimpse of a
red and white striped gelding startlingly similar to the
one Annemarie lost in another lifetime. And an obsession is
born that could shatter her fragile world.