Finding Heart Horse: A Memoir of Survival by Claire HitchonFinding Heart Horse: A Memoir of Survival by Claire Hitchon

Finding Heart Horse: A Memoir of Survival

byClaire Hitchon

Paperback | December 10, 2013

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Have you ever wanted something so badly it was all you could think of? All you could talk about, write about, dream about. Claire did. She wanted a horse. Finding Heart Horse is her journey and her search for her Heart Horse. It takes her from being "the girl most likely to succeed" to a life on the streets of Yorkville in the late sixties. As an adopted child she had no identity, no history, and no place where she "fit." Her years on the streets lead her into many dark places, where she began to add more secrets and traumas to her already large collection in the wall of secrets. Life changed quickly in those days, from peace and love to war and violence. She went along for the ride not knowing where it would lead, just knowing that she had to find Heart Horse. If you know anyone who may be struggling, perhaps even yourself, Finding Heart Horse can give you hope where you thought there was none. We all have different journeys, but the essence is the same. We all want to be loved, to belong, and to be happy. Everyone at some point has yearned for something so powerful that, like a magnet, it pulls you into the unknown. Even if you weren't really sure what it was for, you knew you had to pursue it. Life lessons are learned, spirituality discovered. The reality of opposites is proven. With pain comes pleasure, with despair comes hope, with sadness comes joy, and perhaps along the way even your Heart Horse may be found.
Title:Finding Heart Horse: A Memoir of SurvivalFormat:PaperbackDimensions:230 pages, 8.5 × 5.5 × 0.52 inPublished:December 10, 2013Publisher:Balboa PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1452586071

ISBN - 13:9781452586076

Reviews

Rated 5 out of 5 by from AMAZING It just Amazes me how this child survived through so much rejection and heartache is unbelievable. She had so much strength and perseverance she inspired me and many others. I couldn't put the book down. Can't wait to read the next one.
Date published: 2017-03-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Finding Heart Horse: A Memoir of Survival I read Claire Hitchon's book, Finding Heart Horse, in one sitting.  I could not put it down. It is an honest, heart rending life story of an adoptee growing up in the '60's trying to find who she was and where she belonged. She had no road map of how to do it and no family to help.  I was rooting for her through the whole book.   Her writing is such that I could feel her despair and pain, her determination to find what she was looking for, and, throughout, I could see her gentle soul under the bravado necessary to just get through life as an adoptee.   I highly recommend Finding Heart Horse and I will be one of the first in line to read her next book.
Date published: 2014-02-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing story of survival! I loved this book and highly recommend it! I couldn't put it down. This is not a light, breezy read but a story filled with emotion and courage. This woman goes through some heart retching experiences yet still manages to pull herself forward. She is an inspiration!   I can't wait to read the second book!
Date published: 2014-02-01