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East of the mountains

Author: David Guterson
Publisher: New York : Harcourt Brace & Co., ©1999.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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In Washington State, a widowed doctor suffering from cancer takes a hunting trip, the real purpose of which is to commit suicide, which he will masquerade as an accident. But Dr. Ben Givens' resolve is tested by several events which reaffirm the joy of living--he cheats death by fighting off wolves and helps a girl give birth.
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Genre/Form: Psychological fiction
Belletristische Darstellung
Fiction
Adventure fiction
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Guterson, David.
East of the mountains.
New York : Harcourt Brace & Co., ©1999
(OCoLC)607109356
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David Guterson
ISBN: 0151002290 9780151002290 0747543682 9780747543688 0754013529 9780754013525 0156011042 9780156011044
OCLC Number: 39706973
Description: 279 pages : map ; 24 cm
Responsibility: David Guterson.
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In Washington State, a widowed doctor suffering from cancer takes a hunting trip, the real purpose of which is to commit suicide, which he will masquerade as an accident. But Dr. Ben Givens' resolve is tested by several events which reaffirm the joy of living--he cheats death by fighting off wolves and helps a girl give birth.

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This is a thought-provoking tale of one man's search for significance in his life as a son, husband, father, and retired surgeon, as well as his reflections upon his own...
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