West of Here

By Jonathan Evison
(Thorndike Press, Hardcover, Large Print, 9781410436368, 779pp.)

Publication Date: April 2011

Other Editions of This Title: Hardcover, Paperback, Compact Disc, Paperback, Paperback

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Selected by Indie Booksellers for the February 2011 Indie Next List
“I loved this big, gorgeous novel in which characters and story lines flow, merge, and diverge like the streams and channels of a river. The story spans more than 100 years in the fictional town of Port Bonita, Washington, and its surrounding wilderness. Evison pulls together such grand themes as our relationship to the land, what we make of our past, and what we owe the future. His writing style is unpretentious and delightful, a combination of big ideas and down-to-earth, friendly delivery that's perfectly suited to this quintessentially American novel.”
-- Christie Olson Day, Gallery Bookshop &, Mendocino, CA


Description
Set in the fictional town of Port Bonita, on Washington State's rugged Pacific coast, "West of Here" is propelled by a story that both re-creates and celebrates the American experience. Harkening back to the work of such masters of Americana as Bret Harte, Edna Ferber, and Larry McMurtry, "West of Here" is a bold novel by a writer destined to become a major force in American literature.



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