I’ve been a bit disappointed that the very good reviews for Molly Gloss’s latest thrillingly great novel, The Hearts of Horses, haven’t seemed to recognize the full achievement of the book. I feel it is being marginalized a bit as a Western–which it is–when it’s also deserving of a much broader audience.
In this week’s Washington Post Book World, Ron Charles nails my feelings about this novel in a lovely, insightful review that winds up thus:
That sounds corny, but there isn’t a false move in this poignant novel, which demonstrates as much insight into the hearts of men and women as into the hearts of horses. Books like this are easy to overlook, but there’s someone on your holiday list who will feel blessed by Gloss’s gentle story.
Read the whole review and then seek out this wonderful book.