The Resource East of the mountains, David Guterson, (ebook)

East of the mountains, David Guterson, (ebook)

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East of the mountains
Title
East of the mountains
Statement of responsibility
David Guterson
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Language
eng
Summary
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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Midwest
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Guterson, David
Dewey number
813.54
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no index present
Literary form
fiction
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  • Colon (Anatomy)
  • Reminiscing in old age
  • Hunting accidents
  • Electronic books
  • Seattle (Wash.)
  • Surgeons
  • Older men
  • Suicide
  • Psychological fiction
Target audience
adult
Label
East of the mountains, David Guterson, (ebook)
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txt
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1 online resource
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  • online
  • electronic
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9780547539089
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(electronic bk.)
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rdamedia
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MWT12025516
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12025516
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
East of the mountains, David Guterson, (ebook)
Link
Publication
Distribution
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9780547539089
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Publisher number
MWT12025516
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
12025516
System control number
MWT12025516
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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