Icelandic Horse standing in a snow looking away
An Icelandic horse in its element (Photo: Gigja Einarsdottir/Getty)

Summer Read: A Journey Across Iceland in Search of My Health

Icelandic Horse standing in a snow looking away

When Pam Houston traveled to the Nordic island nation to ride its unique breed of spirited horses, she wasn’t just after an adventure—she was urgently seeking a way to be well again. Two years earlier, she had become seriously ill with long COVID, so lacking in energy that she couldn’t take a walk. What she needed most of all was a reason to go on. In the final episode of our Summer Read series, we hear her powerful story of physical and spiritual rebirth.

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