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East of the Mountains by  David Guterson - First Edition, First Impression - 1999 - from Lazarus Books Limited (SKU: 015464)

East of the Mountains

East of the Mountains by  David Guterson - First Edition, First Impression - 1999 - from Lazarus Books Limited (SKU: 015464)
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East of the Mountains

by Guterson, David

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ISBN 10
0747539855
ISBN 13
9780747539858
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London: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC, 1999. First Edition, First Impression. Hard Cover. Fine/Near Fine. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. 1999 First edition, first impression. Size octavo, 279 pages. Black hard cover with gilt titles to the spine, with dust jacket. Book condition fine, a very clean copy. Dust jacket condition near fine, very slight curl to top edge else fine, not price clipped.

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
Lazarus Books Limited GB (GB)
Bookseller Inventory #
015464
Title
East of the Mountains
Author
Guterson, David
Format/binding
Hard Cover
Book condition
Used - Fine
Jacket condition
Near Fine
Edition
First Edition, First Impression
Binding
Hardcover
ISBN 10
0747539855
ISBN 13
9780747539858
Publisher
Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Place of Publication
London
Date published
1999
Keywords
FICTION NOVELS ADVENTURE LIFE
Size
8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall

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