Charles Frazier Cold Mountain (Abridged)

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Cold Mountain (Abridged)

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At once a magnificent love story and a harrowing account of one man's long journey home, Cold Mountain introduces a stunning new talent in American literature.

Based on local history and family stories passed down by the author's great-great-grandfather, Cold Mountain is the tale of Inman, a wounded soldier who walks away from the ravages of the Civil War and back home to Ada, his prewar sweetheart. Inman's odyssey through the devastated landscape of the soon-to-be-defeated South interweaves with Ada's struggle to revive her father's farm with the help of a young drifter named Ruby. As their long-separated lives begin to converge at the close of the war, Inman and Ada must confront the vastly transformed world they've been delivered.

Also available Unabridged from Random House AudioBooks (May, 1998)

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The hero of Charles Frazier's beautifully written and deeply-imagined first novel is Inman, a disillusioned Confederate soldier who has failed to die as expected after being seriously wounded in battle during the last days of the Civil War. Rather than waiting to be redeployed to the front, the soul-sick Inman deserts, and embarks on a dangerous and lonely odyssey through the devastated South, heading home to North Carolina, and seeking only to be reunited with his beloved, Ada, who has herself been struggling to maintain the family farm she inherited. Cold Mountain is an unforgettable addition to the literature of one of the most important and transformational periods in American history.

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"... a heartbreakingly beautiful story, elegantly told, and utterly convincing down to the last haunting detail."
-- John Berendt, author of Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil

"a brilliant Civil War love story."
-- Newsweek

"A memorable book."
-- The New York Times Book Review

"It seems possible to never want to read another book, so wonderful is this one. Cold Mountain is one of the great accomplishments in American literature."
-- Rick Bass

"It's simply a miracle."
-- Larry Brown, author of Joe

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