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The Land Breakers (Nyrb Classics)

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First published fifty years ago in 1964 to great acclaim, The Land Breakers is John Ehle’s best-known work of historical fiction, chronicling the hard-won settlement of southern Appalachia. A cinematic saga spanning the Revolutionary War years of 1779 to 1784, The Land Breakers recounts in spare, unflinching prose the challenges, setbacks, and small triumphs of the defiant men and women who were drawn to the wilderness of provincial North Carolina.

Eager for opportunity in a land where the easy country had been claimed, Ehle’s unforgettable characters stake their lives on the settlement of the unnamed high mountain territory. Strong and silent Mooney Wright is the first to make his way into the forbidding mountains. Others steadily follow: the cruel patriarch Tinkler Harrison, his daughter Lorry, the free-spirited Mina Plover. The Land Breakers is a paean to man’s capacity for work, and Ehle imbues the hardworking men and women of his book—the land breakers of this young country—with nobility.

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John Ehle grew up in the Blue Ridge Mountains of western North Carolina, where his seventeen books are set. His novels The Winter People and The Journey of August King have been adapted as films. He lives in Winston-Salem, North Carolina.

 

Linda Spalding is a Kansas-born Canadian writer and editor. Her most recent book, The Purchase, won the 2012 Governor General’s Literary Prize for Fiction. She edits the review journal Brick and lives in Toronto.

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ISBN:
9781590177631
Author:
Ehle, John
Publisher:
New York Review of Books
Author:
Spalding, Linda
Subject:
Historical
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
NYRB Classics
Publication Date:
20141131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
408

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Product details 408 pages New York Review of Books - English 9781590177631 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , John Ehle grew up in the Blue Ridge Mountains of western North Carolina, where his seventeen books are set. His novels The Winter People and The Journey of August King have been adapted as films. He lives in Winston-Salem, North Carolina.

 

Linda Spalding is a Kansas-born Canadian writer and editor. Her most recent book, The Purchase, won the 2012 Governor General’s Literary Prize for Fiction. She edits the review journal Brick and lives in Toronto.

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