East of the Mountains

East of the Mountains

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From the author of THE COUNTRY AHEAD OF US and SNOW FALLING ON CEDARS, a tale about Dr Ben Givens, who, after becoming ill, leaves his home in Seattle, never intending to return. Ben embarks on a journey past snow-covered mountains to a place of canyons, sagelands and orchards where he intends to commit suicide, but it doesn't all go to plan.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 288 pages
  • 129 x 198 x 13mm | 270g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • New edition
  • New edition
  • 0747545081
  • 9780747545088
  • 344,283

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"A compassionate and masterful achievement." --"San Francisco Chronicle
""A strikingly joyful book and a monumental achievement." --"The Philadelphia Inquirer
" "The writing is wonderful throughout, the characters are vivid...heartfelt, engaging and well drawn." --"The Miami Herald
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"Profound and ambitious. . . . Guterson depicts . . . moral and spiritual struggle with a clear-eyed intensity and intelligence that gives East of the Mountains its essential authority." --"Chicago Tribune
""The shape is elegant, the tone is perfectly controlled, almost cool, and Guterson's prose shines with [a] taut polish. . . .[He] is a craftsman with a sense of literary history, one of the most serious and accomplished young American writers." -"The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
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"Guterson possesses a remarkable gift for capturing people and places, etching them into the reader's mind." -"USA Today"
"Elegiac . . . like his first novel, Guterson's sophomore outi " A compassionate and masterful achievement." -- "San Francisco Chronicle
"" A strikingly joyful book and a monumental achievement." -- "The Philadelphia Inquirer
" " The writing is wonderful throughout, the characters are vivid... heartfelt, engaging and well drawn." -- "The Miami Herald
"
" Profound and ambitious. . . . Guterson depicts . . . moral and spiritual struggle with a clear-eyed intensity and intelligence that gives East of the Mountains its essential authority." -- "Chicago Tribune
"" The shape is elegant, the tone is perfectly controlled, almost cool, and Guterson' s prose shines with [a] taut polish. . . .[He] is a craftsman with a sense of literary history, one of the most serious and accomplished young American writers." - "The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
"
" Guterson possesses a remarkable gift for capturing people and places, etching them into the reader' s mind." - "USA Today"
" Elegiac . . . like his first novel, Guterson' s sophomore outing is a serious and surprising book. . . . A monumental achievement." - "The Philadelphia Inquirer"
" In describing the world of a dying man, Guterson invokes the ultimate book of suffering- then, to his great credit, offers it here as a consolation rather than despair." - "The Boston Sunday Globe"
" This book would be a challenge to praise too highly. It resounds with clarity. It feels like home." - "The San Diego Union-Tribune
"" [Guterson] has produced a clean, unpretentious and expert piece ofwork, filled with the immediate beauty of everyday life and the desolation of leaving it behind." - "The Washington Times
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" Wonderfully written, tender toward its characters, and full of incident and insight." - "Men' s Journal
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5,098 ratings
3.57 out of 5 stars
5 17% (868)
4 36% (1,851)
3 35% (1,806)
2 9% (479)
1 2% (94)
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