Above All Things

Above All Things

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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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Product details

  • Hardback | 385 pages
  • 160.02 x 228.6 x 38.1mm | 612.35g
  • United States
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 0399160582
  • 9780399160585
  • 2,180,275

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"This magnificent novel, at once rugged and sensual, elaborates on George Mallory's assault on Everest in 1924, the ones who went, the ones who waited. Deeply felt, richly imagined, immaculately styled, and utterly compelling, "Above All Things" takes us to the heights of human experience and endurance, both in physical fortitude and erotic longing. Rideout brings us to the summit and back down, shaken but somehow saved by grace." --Robert Goolrick, author of "A Reliable Wife "and "Heading Out to Wonderful"
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About Tanis Rideout

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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3,164 ratings
3.68 out of 5 stars
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4 43% (1,358)
3 29% (905)
2 7% (230)
1 2% (72)
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