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By Charles Frazier

In 1997, Charles Frazier’s debut novel Cold Mountain made publishing background while it sailed to the head of The big apple Times best-seller record for sixty-one weeks, received quite a few literary awards, together with the nationwide booklet Award, and went directly to promote over 3 million copies. Now, the loved American epic returns, reissued by means of Grove Press to coincide with the booklet of Frazier’s eagerly-anticipated moment novel, Thirteen Moons. Sorely wounded and fatally upset within the battling at Petersburg, a accomplice soldier named Inman comes to a decision to stroll again to his domestic within the Blue Ridge mountains to Ada, the lady he loves. His trek around the disintegrating South brings him into intimate and infrequently deadly communicate with slaves and marauders, bounty hunters and witches, either valuable and malign. while, the intrepid Ada is attempting to restore her father’s derelict farm and studying to outlive in a global the place the outdated certainties were swept away. because it interweaves their tales, Cold Mountain asserts itself as an real odyssey, highly robust, majestically wonderful, and keenly moving.

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