The Jump-Off Creek

by Molly Gloss

On Sale: 08/03/2005

The Jump-Off Creek

by Molly Gloss

On Sale: 08/03/2005

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About the Book

A reading group favorite, The Jump-Off Creek is the unforgettable story of widowed homesteader Lydia Sanderson and her struggles to settle in the mountains of Oregon in the 1890s. “Every gritty line of the story rings true” (Seattle Times) as Molly Gloss delivers an authentic and moving portrait of the American West. “A powerful novel of struggle and loss” (Dallas Morning News), The Jump-Off Creek gives readers an intimate look at the hardships of frontier life and a courageous woman determined to survive.

Critical Praise

"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 inWashington state. The book is a prism of loneliness in the form of a novel." -- reviewed by SUSAN SALTER REYNOLDS The Los Angeles Times

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

"A rare treat to find characters we can care about this much." The Philadelphia Inquirer —

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Product Details

  • ISBN: 9780618565870
  • ISBN 10: 0618565876
  • Imprint: Harper Perennial
  • On Sale: 08/03/2005
  • Pages: 208
  • List Price:17.50 CAD
  • BISAC1 : FICTION / Literary
  • BISAC2 : FICTION / Westerns
  • BISAC3 : FICTION / Family Life / Marriage & Divorce

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