From the New York Times number one bestselling author of The Nightingale and The Great Alone, Kristin Hannah, comes Wild, a remarkable story about the resilience of the human spirit, the triumph of hope and the promise of new beginnings.
In the rugged Pacific Northwest of the United States lies the Olympic National Forest – a vast expanse of impenetrable darkness and impossible beauty. From deep within this mysterious woodland, a six-year-old girl appears. Speechless and alone, she offers no clue as to her identity, no hint of her past.
Having retreated to her hometown after a scandal left her career in ruins, child psychiatrist Dr Julia Cates begins working with the extraordinary little girl. Naming her Alice, Julia is determined to free her from a prison of unimaginable fear and isolation, and discover the truth about Alice’s past. The shocking facts of Alice’s life test the limits of Julia’s faith and strength, even as she struggles to make a home for Alice – and find a new one for herself.
‘One of Kristin Hannah's most compelling and riveting novels’ – Booklist
** Published in the US as Magic Hour **
Here’s what readers love about Wild:
‘I was moved to tears and devoured this book in a day’
‘Couldn’t put it down’
‘Gritty and thought-provoking’
A rich, compelling novel of love, sacrifice and survival, as epic as the Alaskan landscape it so vividly describes
Kate Morton on The Great Alone
Hannah has delivered a masterclass in all the different ways love can both save us and destroy us [. . . ] She perfectly captures and evokes the majesty and splendid isolation of Alaska and it feels a privilege to have journeyed there with her. This is a story that will stay with me for a long, long time
Karen Swan on The Great Alone
Epic . . . By the end, I was surrounded by snow drifts of tissues damp with my tears
Washington Post on The Great Alone