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This New York Times bestselling novel by Pulitzer Prize-winning author Annie Dillard is a mesmerizing evocation of life in the Pacific Northwest during the last decades of the 19th century.

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"A novel of character that blends history, social change, and individual dreams in a sophisticated, seamless prose." Seattle Times

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"[An] impressive piece of fiction....[Dillard] has given herself a landscape large enough to challenge her talents." Los Angeles Times

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"[A] triumph of narrative skill and faithful research." Kirkus Reviews

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"The kind of book a reader sinks into completely....The characters are so compelling, the setting so detailed, so convincing, so absolutely complete." Boston Globe

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"Above all, a novel about the precarious, wondrous, solitary, terrifying, utterly common condition of human life." Washington Post

About the Author

Annie Dillard is the author of ten books, including the Pulitzer Prize-winner Pilgrim at Tinker Creek, as well as An American Childhood, The Living, and Mornings Like This. She is a member of the Academy of Arts and Letters and has received fellowship grants from the John Simon Guggenheim Foundation and the National Endowment for the Arts. Born in 1945 in Pittsburgh, Dillard attended Hollins College in Virginia. After living for five years in the Pacific Northwest, she returned to the East Coast, where she lives with her family.

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Alyson, January 1, 2012 (view all comments by Alyson)
Somehow I missed this when it came out. A couple friends whose tastes in books I generally share quote from it often, so I got myself a copy and was quickly carried away, and the Living became easily the best book I read in 2011. This amazing work captures the human condition, in much the same way that another marvelous epic of the American West, East of Eden, does - by telling the truth of individual people and portraying what is both special and common in each of them, each of us. (And if you have a place in your heart for the Pacific Northwest, plant this seed there and watch it grow to touch the clouds!)
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ISBN:
9780060924119
Author:
Dillard, Annie
Publisher:
Harper Perennial
Author:
by Annie Dillard
Location:
New York, NY :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Historical
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
History
Subject:
Historical - General
Subject:
Washington (state)
Subject:
Historical fiction
Subject:
Bellingham Region (Wash.)
Subject:
Bellingham Region (Wash.) History Fiction.
Subject:
Bellingham Region
Subject:
Bellingham Region (Wash.) - History
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1
Edition Description:
Trade PB
Publication Date:
20131131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
464
Dimensions:
8 x 5.3125 in 12.56 oz

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"Review" by , "A novel of character that blends history, social change, and individual dreams in a sophisticated, seamless prose."
"Review" by , "[An] impressive piece of fiction....[Dillard] has given herself a landscape large enough to challenge her talents."
"Review" by , "[A] triumph of narrative skill and faithful research."
"Review" by , "The kind of book a reader sinks into completely....The characters are so compelling, the setting so detailed, so convincing, so absolutely complete."
"Review" by , "Above all, a novel about the precarious, wondrous, solitary, terrifying, utterly common condition of human life."
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