"Isaacson's astonishing memoir reveals how, inspired by these rare moments in the saddle, he began a quest through Mongolia to heal his five-year-old son.... Isaacson's journey to heal his son is just that, a healing, not a cure. But he wouldn't want it any other way. While the author's purpose was to draw Rowan out of his autism, he came to realize the overlooked gifts it entails. The Horse Boy
will leave readers with a new appreciation for autism and the healing techniques of other cultures; like Rowan, they, too, will be changed forever." (Bookpage
Everyone who is fascinated by the human-animal bond should read this totally engrossing book." (author of Animals in Translation Dr. Temple Grandin
"Rupert Isaacson has conjured a non-fiction journey that reads like an epic novel. It is a book of endless amazements. The world of Mongolian shamans, the details of adventuresome travel, the mysterious world of autism--all are all amazing. Soon, you realize that the world of horses is mysterious, too--and, yes, amazing. By the time you are in the grip of this book, you'll see love, marriage, and parenthood as a realm of magic, profound power, and further amazements. The Horse Boy
can change the way you see your life, and it's a terrifically good read at the same time. It feels like a classic." (author of The Hummingbird's Daughter and The Devil's Highway Luis Alberto Urrea
"In this intense, polished account, the parents of an autistic boy trek to the Mongolian steppes to consult shamans in a last-ditch effort to alter his unraveling behavior.... Isaacson records heartening improvement in Rowan's firestormlike tantrums and incontinence, as he taps into an ancient, valuable form of spirit healing." (Publishers Weekly
"A colorful real-life adventure with inspiring results." (Good Housekeeping
"Isaacson charts his son's progress and regressions with an endearing tenderness.... Readers also follow the rare moments when Rowan expresses affection for his father, who is honest and humble throughout. And the author's chatty and self-deprecating storytelling adds a welcome buoyancy to a weighty experience. Meanwhile, Mongolia makes a fetching backdrop for this father/son love story.... Rooting for Rowan through all this... makes The Horse Boy
an unexpected page turner." (The Cleveland Plain Dealer
From the Back Cover
The unforgettable novels in New York Times bestselling author Shelley Shepard Gray’s beloved Sisters of the Heart trilogy, together for the first time in a single volume
Hidden: Escaping an abusive boyfriend, Anna finds a refuge at the Brenneman Bed and Breakfast with her lifelong friend Katie Brenneman. But while she feels she’s found a home among the Amish, can Anna deny the life she left behind? And will her chance for happiness be stolen away by the man from her past?
Wanted: Frightened by how far she’s strayed from her values during her Rumspringa, Katie vows to cut all ties with the outside world. Now widower Jonathan Lundy has asked her to help him take care of his two young girls. Will the past destroy Katie’s chances for love?
Forgiven: Injured when a fire destroys her family’s barn, Winnie returns home from the hospital to find her brother, Jonathan, seeking vengeance on the arsonist responsible. But in an Amish community founded on grace and forgiveness, will his unwillingness to forgive ruin the trust that forms the foundation of their lives?
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