Library book club to discuss ‘Cold Mountain’ on April 10
April’s Book Club selection is “Cold Mountain,” by Charles Frazier.
Those interested in joining the discussion may obtain a copy of the book at the library’s circulation desk.
According to the book’s publisher, Random House, the book is one of the most acclaimed novels in recent memory. Random House calls it “a masterpiece that is at once an enthralling adventure, a stirring love story, and a luminous evocation of a vanished America in all its savagery, solitude, and splendor.” Their summary of the book follows.
Sorely wounded and fatally disillusioned in the fighting at Petersburg, Inman, a Confederate soldier, decides to walk back to his home in the Blue Ridge Mountains and to Ada, the woman he loved there years before. His trek across the disintegrating South brings him into intimate and sometimes lethal converse with slaves and marauders, bounty hunters and witches, both helpful and malign. At the same time, Ada is trying to revive her father’s derelict farm and learn to survive in a world where the old certainties have been swept away. As it interweaves their stories, Cold Mountain asserts itself as an authentic American Odyssey – hugely powerful, majestically lovely, and keenly moving.
The club will meet Tuesday, April 10, at the Ellis Memorial Library to discuss the book.