Cold Mountain by Charles Frazier

By Charles Frazier

Publish 12 months note: First released in 1997
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In 1997, Charles Frazier’s debut novel Cold Mountain made publishing background while it sailed to the head of The ny Times best-seller record for sixty-one weeks, received various literary awards, together with the nationwide ebook Award, and went directly to promote over 3 million copies.

Now, the loved American epic returns, reissued through Grove Press to coincide with the book of Frazier’s eagerly-anticipated moment novel, Thirteen Moons. Sorely wounded and fatally dissatisfied within the combating at Petersburg, a accomplice soldier named Inman makes a decision to stroll again to his domestic within the Blue Ridge mountains to Ada, the girl he loves. His trek around the disintegrating South brings him into intimate and occasionally deadly speak with slaves and marauders, bounty hunters and witches, either beneficial and malign. whilst, the intrepid Ada is attempting to restore her father’s derelict farm and studying to outlive in an international the place the outdated certainties were swept away. because it interweaves their tales, Cold Mountain asserts itself as an genuine odyssey, highly robust, majestically wonderful, and keenly moving.

Literary Awards
National ebook Award for Fiction (1997)
American Booksellers ebook Of The 12 months Award for grownup alternate (1998)
Exclusive Books Boeke Prize (1998)
Sue Kaufman Prize for First Fiction (1998)

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Three summers ago. ” That stopped me short. I had been in Guatemala then. As I took my time sorting through my books, I racked my brain. Three summers ago, I had tagged along with my parents’ university training program to a remote, rural area in Guatemala. My parents were college professors specializing in organic farming and, during the summers, they organized trips to destinations around the world, teaching local farmers’ methods to increase production in an earth-friendly manner. Not exactly the jet-setting world travel that Missy probably envisioned.

But the rush felt almost familiar. Like I was in one of my nightly dreams, flying high above the town below. Panting, Michael broke away first. We looked into each other’s pale, pale eyes, and I saw a hunger in his matched only by my own. I never knew that kissing could be like this. Not even from the movies. “I think we should stop,” he said. I’d never dreamed of feeling so much, so quickly. I didn’t want it to stop. ” And I reached for him. ” He placed his hand on mine to keep me at bay. Still, I wanted more.

Ever punctual and organized, it wasn’t like her to be late. Not to something like this. I didn’t dare take one of the few remaining chairs without her; she’d be furious at having to sit alone. Ruth. Just thinking about her reminded me that I hadn’t mentioned Michael. Our somewhat conflicting schedules meant that she hadn’t seen me with him. And I hadn’t felt like telling her about our conversations yet. I just didn’t want to bump up against that overprotectiveness of hers when I wasn’t even sure that there was anything between Michael and me for Ruth to protect.

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