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Awards

PEN/Faulkner Award Finalist and winner of the Pacific Northwest Booksellers Award.

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William Kittredge called The Jump-Off Creek "a truly beautiful piece of American storytelling." The struggles of a widowed homesteader braving the austere and unsparing Blue Mountains contain "enough valor to make an ordinary life seem heroic" (Los Angeles Times). Told with Molly Gloss's unsentimental reserve, this novel is an inspiring reminder of a rich and uniquely American past.

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"A powerful novel of struggle and loss." Dallas Morning News

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"Every gritty line of the story rings true." Seattle Times

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"Sometimes it seems that literature is an excellent medium for measuring intimacy; sometimes the white space and the black letters seem to gleefully record thedistances between us. The Jump-Off Creek, written by Molly Gloss in 1989 andreissued by Mariner, is about a woman, Lydia Sanderson, who homesteads alone in Washington state. The book is a prism of loneliness in the form of a novel." Susan Salter Reynolds

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"As authentic as sand in one's shoes." Edward Hoagland

About the Author

Molly Gloss is the author of The Dazzle of the Day, a New York Times Notable Book, and The Jump-Off Creek, a finalist for the PEN/Faulkner Award. She teaches writing and literature of the American West at Portland State University and lives in Portland, Oregon. Wild Life, her third novel, is the winner of the James Tiptree Award for literary fantasy.

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Product details pages HOUGHTON MIFFLIN HARCOURT - English 9780395560013 Reviews:
"Review" by , "A powerful novel of struggle and loss."
"Review" by , "Every gritty line of the story rings true."
"Review" by , "Sometimes it seems that literature is an excellent medium for measuring intimacy; sometimes the white space and the black letters seem to gleefully record thedistances between us. The Jump-Off Creek, written by Molly Gloss in 1989 andreissued by Mariner, is about a woman, Lydia Sanderson, who homesteads alone in Washington state. The book is a prism of loneliness in the form of a novel."
"Review" by , "As authentic as sand in one's shoes."
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