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Publisher Comments:

As a world-class equestrian 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, the beautiful horse she cherished.

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 teenage 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 white striped gelding startlingly similar to the one Annemarie lost in another lifetime. And an obsession is born that could shatter her fragile world.

Review:

"When the main character in a novel is as annoying as a boil, an audio performer must be thrilled at the chance to portray someone who isn't particularly nice or competent. Maggi-Meg Reed's Annemarie shouts, cries, whines, cajoles and lies her way through escalating crises. Reed is superb. She does an equally adept rendering of the other characters, including Annemarie's mother, with her thick Austrian accent and tight-lipped stoic voice. Eve, Annemarie's daughter, is a perfectly petulant teenager, speaking to her mother in a strident and querulous tone. A local policewoman has such a perfect New Hampshire accent that one wonders why the other locals don't. Despite the unsympathetic Annemarie, Reed's stellar performance makes Gruen's 2004 debut novel hard to turn off. A Harper paperback (Reviews, Mar. 1, 2004). (Apr.)" Publishers Weekly (Starred Review) (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)

Synopsis:

From the bestselling author of Water for Elephants: A devastating accident that ends both the career of an Olympic-contender equestrienne aand the life of her beloved horse sets off a chain of events that comes to a crisis point nearly twenty years later.

About the Author

Sara Gruen is the author of the bestseller Riding Lessonsand Flying Changes.She lives north of Chicago with her husband, her three children, four cats, twogoats, two dogs, and a horse.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781598876482
Publisher:
Highbridge Company
Subject:
General
Read by:
Reed, Maggi-Meg
Read:
Reed, Maggi-Meg
Author:
Reed, Maggi-Meg
Author:
Gruen, Sara
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Edition Description:
9 Hours on 8 CDs
Publication Date:
20080531
Binding:
COMPACT DISC
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Dimensions:
5.98x5.04x1.16 in. .61 lbs.
Media Run Time:
630

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Riding Lessons
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Product details pages Highbridge Company - English 9781598876482 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "When the main character in a novel is as annoying as a boil, an audio performer must be thrilled at the chance to portray someone who isn't particularly nice or competent. Maggi-Meg Reed's Annemarie shouts, cries, whines, cajoles and lies her way through escalating crises. Reed is superb. She does an equally adept rendering of the other characters, including Annemarie's mother, with her thick Austrian accent and tight-lipped stoic voice. Eve, Annemarie's daughter, is a perfectly petulant teenager, speaking to her mother in a strident and querulous tone. A local policewoman has such a perfect New Hampshire accent that one wonders why the other locals don't. Despite the unsympathetic Annemarie, Reed's stellar performance makes Gruen's 2004 debut novel hard to turn off. A Harper paperback (Reviews, Mar. 1, 2004). (Apr.)" Publishers Weekly (Starred Review) (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
"Synopsis" by , From the bestselling author of Water for Elephants: A devastating accident that ends both the career of an Olympic-contender equestrienne aand the life of her beloved horse sets off a chain of events that comes to a crisis point nearly twenty years later.
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