Cold Mountain

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A rare and extraordinary book . . . heart-stopping . . . spellbinding.ö--San Francisco Chronicle A page turner that attains the status of literature.ö--Newsweek Finely drawn, full of dark beauty and presentiment.ö--New Yorker An astonishing first novel.ö--New York Review of Books Charles FrazierÆs debut novelCold Mountain made publishing history in 1997 when it stood at the top of theNew York Times best-seller list for sixty-one weeks, won numerous literary awards, including the National Book Award, and went on to sell over three million copies. Now reissued for its twentieth year, this extraordinary tale of a soldierÆs perilous journey back to his beloved at the end of the Civil War is at once an enthralling adventure, a stirring love story, and a luminous evocation of a vanished land. Adapted into an Oscar nominated movie starring Nicole Kidman and Jude Law, and a 2015 opera co-commissioned between Santa Fe Opera, Opera Philadelphia and the Minnesota Opera,Cold Mountain portrays an era that continues to speak eloquently to our time. A haunting, beautifully written tale.ö--USA Today Strikingly beautiful.ö--Newsday A richly rewarding first novel . . . Wonderfully convincing, finely detailed.ö --Christian Science Monitor