Cold Mountain By
One of the most acclaimed novels in recent memory. Charles Frazier's Cold Mountain is a masterpiece that is at once an enthralling adventure, a stirring love story, and a luminous evocation of a vanished Amarica in all its savagery, solitude, and splendor.
Sorely wounded and fatally disillusioned in the fighting at Petersburg, Inman, a Confederate soldier, decids to walk back to his home in the Blue Ridge Mountains and to Ada, the woman he loved there years before. His trek across the disintgrating South brings him into intimate and sometimes lethal converse with slaves and marauders, bounty hunters and witchers, both helpful and malign. At the same time, Asa is trying to revive her father's derelict farm and learn to survive in a world where the old certain-ties have been swept away. As it interweaves their stories, Cold Mountain asserts itself as an authentic American Oddyssey- hugley powerful, majestically lovely, and keenly moving.