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From Publishers Weekly (11/6)
"Hannah Smith at Owl Hollow Press has bought world rights to author Darby Karchut’s Spanish Red, in which an 11-year-old boy learns his estranged father may not be the family villain after all, and that it will take one extraordinary horse to mend the hearts of both father and son. Publication is planned for Fall 2019."
A boy and horse can outrun any grief. If the boy believes, and the horse is fast.
They say it takes a good horse to be a true cowboy. But being a cowboy will never make eleven-year-old Alex’s bucket list. Not if it meant being anything like his father.
Then, out of nowhere, tragedy shatters his world, and when Alex doesn’t think life could sucker-punch him again, it does. A wrongly-worded divorce settlement exiles him to the rural town of Valencia, Colorado to live with the father he barely knows. Or wants to know. A farrier by trade and a man who prefers horses over people, Roberto Nash is about as warm as an iron horseshoe on a winter morning. Alex is pretty sure life with father is going to stink. A lot.
Until he finds out his dad has bought him a peace offering of a sort, one with a sorrel coat, lightning speed, and a fighting spirit: Spanish Red. A spitfire of a horse that just might heal Alex’s heart, and build a bridge between father and son.
new title and cover pending...