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.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 288 pages
  • 128 x 194 x 20mm | 240.4g
  • Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • New edition
  • New edition
  • 0747545081
  • 9780747545088
  • 266,940

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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" "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 outishow more

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4,830 ratings
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4 36% (1,745)
3 36% (1,725)
2 10% (464)
1 2% (91)
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