A magnificent gyrfalcon, soaring in the air over rocky cliffs, is winged by a hunter and falls to earth wounded. Rescued and taken to a nearby farmhouse, the bird will irrevocably change the lives of her savior, Michael Somers, and the woman and child Somers comes to love.
After many years Somers has returned to his hometown of Little River Bend hoping to unlock secrets from his past, that in one night of irrational violence -- nearly drove him to destroy his family. Released from treatment but shunned by his neighbors, Somers is determined to heal the bird, which he has named Cully, and release her to freedom. Watching from afar as Somers coaxes the bird to fly is a deeply troubled little boy, Jamie Baker. Jamie has lost the power of speech after witnessing his father's death in a hunting accident, and his mother, Susan, yearns to free her child from his self-made prison. Slowly, a tender emotional bond forms between the desperately lonely child, his mother, and the strange man who seems able to heal. But soon they find themselves in terrible danger as the hunter who tried to kill Cully stalks her again--and plans to wreak vengeance on Somers.
This is an extraordinarily moving novel about passion, heartbreak, and the possibility of redemption.
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"It is a rare work of fiction so fascinating that a reader comes to the last sentence and immediately wants to begin the story again. -- The Des Moines Sunday Register
"The Snow Falcon is a grand debut for Stuart Harrison, mixing a sensitive and poignant style with strong elements of suspense. This bird is memorable." --Stuart Woods
"The story is as tough as it is tender, an exceptionally well-woven tapestry of romance and danger." --Nelson DeMille
"If you liked The Horse Whisperer, you'll adore this melt-in-your-mind love story." --Glamour
"This is a beautiful, lyrical ode to a magnificent bird of prey and a novel of forgiveness and redemption....Highly recommended." --Library JournalAbout the Author:
Stuart Harrison was born and educated in England and has worked in a variety of occupations all over the world. He wrote the Snow Falcon-his first novel-while living in New Zealand. He currently resides in Ireland.
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Book Description Jan 01, 2000. Book Condition: New. brown pages due to age. Bookseller Inventory # QP-U3OV-2CK7
Book Description St. Martin's Press, 2000. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0312254202
Book Description St. Martin's Press, 2000. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 0312254202