East Of The Mountains

Author: David Guterson
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 1408834758
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When Dr Ben Givens left his Seattle home he never intended to return. It was to be a journey past snow-covered mountains to a place of canyons, sagelands and orchards, where, on the verges of the Columbia River, Ben had entered the world and would now take his leave of it.

East Of The Mountains

Author: David Guterson
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 0747545081
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David Guterson's celebrated novel: involving prose and narrative genius unravel the mysteries and reveal the potential powers of the human spirit even as it ebbs, in a moving and action-filled drama set against an unforgettable landscape.

East Of The Mountains

Author: David Guterson
Publisher: HMH
ISBN: 0547539088
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A man plans a final journey into the Western wilderness in this “wonderful” novel by the New York Times–bestselling author of Snow Falling on Cedars (The Miami Herald). Mid-October is harvest time in the Columbia Basin of central Washington, a rich apple- and pear-growing region. Ben Givens, recently widowed, is a retired heart surgeon, once admired for his steadiness of hand, his precision, and his endurance. But now he has been diagnosed with terminal colon cancer. Ben has never been a man to readily accept defeat—but he is determined to avoid suffering, and to avoid being a burden. Accompanied by his two hunting dogs, he sets out on a trip, which he plans to end with an “accident.” Journeying into deserts, yawning canyons, dusty ranches, and vast orchards, however, he is unprepared for the persuasiveness of memory and the promise he made to his wife, Rachel, the love of his life, during World War II. Along the way Ben will meet some people who force him to think more about his worldview—a young couple, a drifter, a veterinarian, a rancher, a migrant worker—and just when he thinks there is no turning back, nothing to lose that wasn’t lost, his power of intervention is called upon and his very identity tested. “Wise and compassionate about the human predicament . . . A writer who delves into life’s moral complexities to arrive at existential truths.” —Publishers Weekly “Ben is deeply drawn and complexly sympathetic.” —Entertainment Weekly “Guterson draws compelling characters and creates a haunting sense of place and of humankind’s paradoxical relationship with the natural world; a passage describing a desperate encounter with a pack of Irish wolfhounds compares favorably with the best of Hemingway.” —Library Journal “Guterson possesses a remarkable gift for capturing people and places, etching them into the reader’s mind.” —USA Today

Snow Falling On Cedars

Author: David Guterson
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 1408806762
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A beautiful new limited edition paperback of Snow Falling on Cedars, published as part of the Bloomsbury Modern Classics list He saw the soft cedars of San Piedro Island, its high, rolling hills, the low mist that lay in long streamers against its beaches, the whitecaps riffling its shoreline. The moon had risen already behind the island – a quarter moon, pale and indefinite, as ethereal and translucent as the wisps of cloud that travelled the skies. A fisherman is found dead in the net of his boat off the coast of a North American island. When a local Japanese-American man is charged with his murder, it becomes clear that what is at stake is more than one man's guilt. For on San Piedro, memories grow as thickly as cedar trees – memories of a charmed romance between a white boy and a Japanese girl. Above all, the island is haunted by what happened to its Japanese residents during the Second World War, when an entire community was sent into exile while its neighbours watched.

West Of The Mountains East Of The Sea

Author: Brian Sibley
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
ISBN: 9780007312702
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Writer and broadcaster Brian Sibley is a foremost expert on The Lord of the Rings (he adapted the novel for the award-winning BBC radio dramatisation in 1980), and here in this clothbound hardback he will take you to the First Age of Middle-earth, many thousands of years before the events chronicled in The Lord of the Rings. This was the setting for the great War of the Jewels, as recounted in J.R.R. Tolkien's The Silmarillion and includes a gazetteer of the many places shown on the full-colour illustrated map which accompanies the book. The Map of Beleriand and the Lands to the North is faithfully reproduced in full colour by world-renowned Tolkien artist John Howe, the conceptual artist employed by Peter Jackson to work on his multi-award winning Lord of The Rings film trilogy, and who is soon to work on Guillermo del Toro's Hobbit film. The map is based on the original map by Christopher Tolkien. Embellished with heraldic emblems and dramatic scenes from The Silmarillion, it completes the trio of authorized Tolkien maps by John Howe which can be removed for reference or even for framing. Each element in this collector's package is special; together they provide an enchanting and desirable artefact that will be a prized possession of Tolkien readers of all ages.

Out Of The Mountains

Author: David Kilcullen
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0190230967
Size: 10.64 MB
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Analyzes four megatrends—population growth, urbanization, coastal life and connectedness-and concludes that future conflict is increasingly likely to occur in sprawling coastal cities; in underdeveloped regions of the Middle East, Africa, Latin America and Asia; and in highly networked, connected settings, in a book that also looks at gangs, cartels and warlords.

Child Of The Mountains

Author: Marilyn Sue Shank
Publisher: Yearling Books
ISBN: 0375873317
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Treasuring her beloved family despite the poverty that challenges their survival, Lydia is devastated by the deaths of her grandmother and brother and relocates to her uncle's coal-camp home, where she struggles with a painful family secret.

And The Mountains Echoed

Author: Khaled Hosseini
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101626275
Size: 60.34 MB
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An unforgettable novel about finding a lost piece of yourself in someone else. Khaled Hosseini, the #1 New York Times–bestselling author of The Kite Runner and A Thousand Splendid Suns, has written a new novel about how we love, how we take care of one another, and how the choices we make resonate through generations. In this tale revolving around not just parents and children but brothers and sisters, cousins and caretakers, Hosseini explores the many ways in which families nurture, wound, betray, honor, and sacrifice for one another; and how often we are surprised by the actions of those closest to us, at the times that matter most. Following its characters and the ramifications of their lives and choices and loves around the globe—from Kabul to Paris to San Francisco to the Greek island of Tinos—the story expands gradually outward, becoming more emotionally complex and powerful with each turning page.

Mist In The Mountains

Author: J. H. Gason
Publisher: CreateSpace
ISBN: 9781502969361
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In 1986 the largest criminal smuggling enterprise of the 20th century was exposed after the arrest of one small town sheriff for Trafficking. This event led to the largest incarceration of Law Enforcement Officials in the history America and would expose a southern based secret society who's origins predate the Civil War. A story based on true events set in the Appalachia Mountains of Tennessee and Kentucky. An intertwined tale of Marijuana, Moonshine and Cocaine where the players are none other than those who are sworn to be protecting us from such threat, the Police. Be there when several East Tennessee Sheriff's make deals with Pablo Escobar to land planes in their county for the purpose of transporting cocaine through out the United States to various Cartels and Mafia's. Murder, corruption, fast cars and faster women make up this Hillbilly tale of Cops, Judges, Bikers and Farmers. The telling of history in a manner which makes it enjoyable, sometimes down-right funny, from the position of one man who was there. Drama, Action, Humor, Humility, and Heritage all rolled into one book. You can almost smell the Cornbread baking while you read.

My Side Of The Mountain

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Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 0141312424
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A young boy relates his adventures during the year he spends living alone in the Catskill Mountains including his struggle for survival, his dependence on nature, his animal friends, and his ultimate realization that he needs human companionship.