East of the Mountains

East of the Mountains

Large Print - 1999
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From ABBY award-winning author David Guterson comes another beautiful novel of humanity, passion, moral honesty and personal discovery. In East of the Mountains, he introduces us to Ben Givens, a 73-year-old retired Seattle heart surgeon. Diagnosed with terminal cancer, and still grieving over the loss of his wife, Ben decides to end his life where it began -- in the picturesque country of the Columbia River Basin. His plan is simple, but it is undermined by a series of life-altering events.
Publisher: Thorndike, Me. : Thorndike Press, 1999
ISBN: 9780786220380
0786220384
9780786220397
0786220392
9780754013525
0754013529
9780754022626
0754022625
Characteristics: 423 p. (large print) ; 23 cm

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joyceallen06
Jul 31, 2013

This book deals with some difficult subjects - end of life issues, the importance of place, the kindness and cruelty of humans, and much much more. I would not say I enjoyed the read, but I did find myself contemplating important questions and for me that is one hallmark of a good book.

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GummiGirl
Jun 19, 2012

An evocative tale of a dying man who takes a final hunting trip from Seattle to eastern Washington. Familiarity with the area (and with apples, and bird hunting) is helpful, but not required.

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