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    Description""Tell me the story of Everest," she said, a fervent smile sweeping across her face, creasing the corners of her eyes. "Tell me about this mountain that's stealing you away from me." "In 1924 George Mallory departs on his third expedition to reach the summit of Mount Everest. Left behind in Cambridge, George's young wife, Ruth, along with the rest of a war-ravaged England, anticipates news they hope will reclaim some of the empire's faded glory. Through alternating narratives, what emerges is a beautifully rendered story of love torn apart by obsession and the need for redemption.

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    Above All Things
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Tanis Rideout
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 385
    Width: 160 mm
    Height: 231 mm
    Thickness: 41 mm
    Weight: 612 g
    ISBN 13: 9780399160585
    ISBN 10: 0399160582

    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: F2.3
    BIC E4L: HIS
    BIC subject category V2: FV, FA
    B&T General Subject: 360
    B&T Book Type: FI
    DC22: FIC
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    DC21: 813.6
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    Ingram Subject Code: FH
    Libri: I-FH
    DC22: 813/.6
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    BISAC V2.8: FIC014000, FIC019000
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    LC classification: PR9199.4.R5373 A65 2013
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    Thema V1.0: FB, FV
    BIC E4L: HST
    Edition statement
    Amy Einhorn Books
    Imprint name
    Amy Einhorn Books
    Publication date
    02 December 2013
    Author Information
    Tanis Rideout's work has appeared in numerous publications and has been shortlisted for several prizes, including the Bronwen Wallace Memorial Award and the CBC Literary Awards. Born in Belgium, she grew up in Bermuda and in Kingston, Ontario, and now lives in Toronto. "Above All Things" is her first novel.
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    "Part love-story, part high-octane adventure, this historical novel about doomed Everest climber George Mallory is a tough one to put down." --"People" ""Above All Things" is a work as brilliant as sunlight bending off snow. Tanis Rideout's debut . . . is skillfully and beautifully written. Charmed readers will be transported back through time and space, placing them right on the slope of treacherous and majestic Mount Everest and right inside the conflicted hearts of these memorable characters. . . . Especially compelling, this novel weaves together fact and fiction to reclaim George Mallory's wife Ruth from obscurity, bringing her alive on the page in all her deeply affecting humanity. . . . Ideas of God, of glory, of perfectionism, of what endures, of faith and honor, duty and love, failure and success, passion and prudence, guilt and shame, heroes and fools--all powder this novel like multifaceted snowflakes--ideas that will fuel many worthy discussions among readers and critics alike. Similarly, readers and critics cannot but get excited about Ms. Rideout's marvelous gifts for writing and storytelling. . . . All of us are also better in Ms. Rideout's novel--and better for having read it. Above All Things is a startling and timeless work about our deepest desires, driving obsessions, and our insatiable need to be loved." --"New York Journal of Books" "[An] absorbing, book-club ready first novel. A-" --"Entertainment Weekly" "[A]s heart-pounding as anything in "Into Thin Air"--and the tension is lamost unbearable, even if we know the outcome. . . . "Above All Things," finally, rises to the historic, even mythological occasion. Rideout's powerful prose about a tragic, brutal end will ahunt you." --USAToday.com "Rideout does a brilliant job." --"The New York Observer"" 'Because it's there.' With just three words, George Mallory explained why explorers do what they do. Yet beyond these words, volumes h