Above All Things

Above All Things

By (author) Tanis Rideout


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""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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  • Hardback | 385 pages
  • 160.02 x 228.6 x 38.1mm | 612.35g
  • 02 Dec 2013
  • Amy Einhorn Books
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 0399160582
  • 9780399160585
  • 1,652,763

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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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""Above All Things" has it all: adventure, tragedy, mystery, and a deeply moving love story. It's gorgeously written and beautifully paced. I could not put it down. Prepare to be dazzled." --Alison Pick, author of "Far to Go", long-listed for the Man Booker Prize

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