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East Of The Mountains  - 1st Edition/1st Printing by  David Guterson - Signed First Edition - 1999 - from Books Tell You Why, Inc. (SKU: 13207)

East Of The Mountains - 1st Edition/1st Printing

East Of The Mountains  - 1st Edition/1st Printing by  David Guterson - Signed First Edition - 1999 - from Books Tell You Why, Inc. (SKU: 13207)

East Of The Mountains - 1st Edition/1st Printing

by Guterson, David

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ISBN 10
0151002290
ISBN 13
9780151002290
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New York: Harcourt Brace & Company. Fine+ in Fine+ dust jacket. 1999. First Edition; First Printing; Signed by Author. Hardcover. 0151002290 . An attractive first edition, first printing in Very Fine condition in alike dust jacket, SIGNED by author David Guterson on the title page; Retired heart surgeon Ben Givens is in the last stages of colon cancer when he decides to escape to his mountains one last time. In this novel by David Guterson, a man seeks dignity in the final episodes of his life but is sidetracked by the power and energy of the livingGuterson won the PEN/Faulkner Award for his book Snow Falling on Cedars .

Synopsis

It is mid-October, 1997, harvest time in the Columbia Basin of central Washington state, 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, his endurance. He has terminal colon cancer. While Ben does not readily accept defeat, he is determined to avoid suffering rather than engage it. And so, accompanied by his two hunting dogs, he sets out through the mythic American West-sage deserts, yawning canyons, dusty ranches, vast orchards-on his last hunt. The main issues for Ben as a doctor had been tactical and so it would be with his death. But he hadn't considered the persuasiveness of memory-the promise he made to his wife Rachel, the love of his life, during World War II. Or life's mystery. On his journey he meets a young couple who are "forever," a drifter offering left-handed advice that might lessen the pain, a veterinarian with a touch only a heart surgeon would recognize, a rancher bent on destruction, a migrant worker who tests Ben's ability to understand. 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. Full of humanity, passion, and moral honesty, East of the Mountains is a bold and beautiful novel of personal discovery.

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Bookseller
Books Tell You Why, Inc. US (US)
Bookseller Inventory #
13207
Title
East Of The Mountains - 1st Edition/1st Printing
Author
Guterson, David
Format/binding
Hardcover
Book condition
Used - Fine+ in Fine+ dust jacket
Edition
First Edition; First Printing; Signed by Author
Binding
Hardcover
ISBN 10
0151002290
ISBN 13
9780151002290
Publisher
Harcourt Brace & Company
Place of Publication
New York
Date published
1999
Keywords
Collectible Rare Out-Of-Print, Values Family, Depression, Life Lessons, Fiction Psychological
Bookseller catalogs
Drama; Classic Fiction; Awarded Books / PEN/Faulkner Award; Science / Medicine;

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