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Above All Things

Book Club Kit - 2013
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The Paris Wife meets Into Thin Air in this breathtaking novel of love and obsession, which tells the story of George Mallory's legendary attempt to be the first man to conquer Mount Everest - and of the remarkable woman he left behind to await news of his fate.
 
A captivating blend of historical fact and imaginative fiction, Above All Things moves seamlessly between the epic story of Mallory's final expedition and a moving account of a day in the life of his wife, Ruth. Through George's perspective, and that of the newest member of the climbing team, Sandy Irvine, we get an astonishing picture of the terrible risks taken by the men on the treacherous terrain of the Himalaya. But it is through Ruth's eyes that a complex portrait of a marriage emerges, one forged on the eve of the First World War, shadowed by its losses, and haunted by the ever-present possibility that George might not come home. Drawing on years of research, this powerful and beautifully written novel is a timeless story of desire, redemption, and the lengths we are willing to go for honour, glory, and love.

Publisher: Toronto : Emblem is an imprint of McClelland & Stewart, a division of Random House of Canada Limited, 2013.
Copyright Date: ©2012.
ISBN: 9780771076367
9781410459305
Characteristics: 12 books and 1 reading guide ;,in canvas bag (42 x 36 cm.)

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hendersonhelen
Sep 24, 2015

I would like to pick this kit up shortly before Oct. 27 and hope I can keep the kit until late November. Thanks
Helen Henderson

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