COLD MOUNTAIN Author:CHARLES FRAZIER An enthralling adventure,a stirring love story, and a luminous evocationof a vanished America in all it's savagery, solitude and splendor. — Sorely wonded 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 bef... more »ore. His trek across the disintergrating South brings him into intamate and sometimes lethal converse with slaves and marauders, bounty hunters and witches, both helpful and malign.
At the same time, the intrepid Ada is trying to revive her father's derelict farm and learning to survive in a world where the old certainties have been swept away.
As their stories interweave, Cold Mountain asserts itself as an authentic American Odyssey-hugely powerful, majestically lovely, and keenly moving.« less