Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Waiting on Wednesday: The Horse Boy by Rupert Isaacson

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine where we all share what books we're eagerly looking forward to.

This week, I chose The Horse Boy: A Father's Quest to Heal His Son by Rupert Isaacson, which is getting considerable promotion from the publisher. This book interests me because I read the memoir A Friend Like Henry last year and loved it. But more than that, I've been to Mongolia and would love to read more about someone's experiences there.

Here's the info:
When his son Rowan was diagnosed with autism, Rupert Isaacson was devastated, afraid he might never be able to communicate with his child. But when Isaacson, a lifelong horseman, rode their neighbor's horse with Rowan, Rowan improved immeasurably. He was struck with a crazy idea: why not take Rowan to Mongolia, the one place in the world where horses and shamanic healing intersected?

THE HORSE BOY is the dramatic and heartwarming story of that impossible adventure. In Mongolia, the family found undreamed of landscapes and people, unbearable setbacks, and advances beyond their wildest dreams. This is a deeply moving, truly one-of-a-kind story--of a family willing to go to the ends of the earth to help their son, and of a boy learning to connect with the world for the first time.



Leon1234 said...

Hey, how are you doing? Hope all is well.

bermudaonion said...

I think this book looks good too - it sounds like a good, inspirational story.

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