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When forty-three-year-old Fiona Edwards first sees the lanky backpacker striding up the lane toward her award-winning farmhouse bed-and-breakfast in the remote mountains of North Wales, she's puzzled. She's used to unexpected strangers, but few arrive on foot. The man to whom she opens her door is

middle-aged, unshaven, sweat-soaked . . . and arrestingly handsome. What neither of them knows at that moment is that their lives are about to change forever.

American Alec Hudson has carried the ashes--and the memory--of his late ex-wife, Gwynne, all the way from London's Heathrow Airport, honoring her request that he scatter them atop a mountain they had climbed together years before--the same brooding peak whose jagged cliffs rise to the sky from the back pastures of Fiona's farm. But the weather doesn't cooperate, and as Fiona and Alec wait for it to clear, they are drawn together by mutual loss, longing, and the miracle of love at midlife.

On the day he finally reaches the summit, Alec is caught in a vicious hailstorm. As he struggles to descend, he stumbles upon the body of a man he recognizes from a photograph at the farm: it is Fiona's ailing and reclusive husband, David, and he is close to death.

Will North's debut novel, The Long Walk Home, is a story about grief and hope, about love and loss, and about two people struggling with the agonizing complexities of fidelity--to a spouse, to a moral code, to each other, and to a passion neither thought would ever appear again. By turns lyrical and gripping, set amid a landscape of breathtaking beauty and unpredictable danger, this is a story you will not soon forget.

For news, reviews, and a visual walking tour, visitWillNorthOnline.com.

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The miracle of love after loss and longing

The Long Walk Home is a story about grief and hope, about love and loss, and about two people struggling with the agonizing complexities of fidelity-to a spouse, to a moral code, to each other, and to a passion neither thought would ever appear again. By turns lyrical and gripping, set amid a landscape of breathtaking beauty and unpredictable danger, this is a story you will not soon forget.

About the Author

Will North is the award-winning ghostwriter of a half-dozen nonfiction books. He divides his time between Seattle and Great Britain. This is his first novel. Visit his website at www.WillNorthOnline.com.

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sert, January 4, 2010 (view all comments by sert)
I sat down to "start" this book on a sunny spring day in Phoenix (I found it on a remainder table at a chain bookstore)- from the first page, I was captivated by not only Mr. North's compelling writing but by the characters he drew for us in the prologue. As a university professor, I rarely take the time to read a book of this sort - what I thought was going to be light and probably not very interesting, but relaxing on a sunny day - I was instead unable to stop reading until that night when I closed the book on the last page. I missed it already and wanted to now "what happened next." The story simply took me there in a way that I needed and welcomed. I would read anything Will North writes just to see if I could recapture that escape!
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780307383037
Subtitle:
A Novel
Author:
North, Will
Publisher:
Broadway Books
Subject:
General
Subject:
Married people
Subject:
Americans
Subject:
Wales
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
20080513
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
320
Dimensions:
8.00x5.22x.69 in. .52 lbs.

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The Long Walk Home is a story about grief and hope, about love and loss, and about two people struggling with the agonizing complexities of fidelity-to a spouse, to a moral code, to each other, and to a passion neither thought would ever appear again. By turns lyrical and gripping, set amid a landscape of breathtaking beauty and unpredictable danger, this is a story you will not soon forget.

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