Cold Mountain by Charles Frazier - Spring 2004, Ohlone College Book Club

Cover for Cold Mountain by Charles Frazier.…is our second book selection for Spring 2004.

Charles Frazier has taken on a daunting task - and has done extraordinarily well by it…a Whitmanesque foray into America: into its hugeness, its freshness, its scope and its soul.
- The New York Times Book Review

Purchase copies in the Ohlone College Library for $11 USD each (cash only please) - buy from the Reference/Information Desk (not the Circulation/Checkout Desk).

Book description:

One of the most acclaimed novels in recent memory, Charles Frazier's Cold Mountain is a masterpiece that is at once an enthralling adventure, a stirring love story, and a luminous evocation of a vanished American in all its savagery, solitude, and splendor.

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.

Book Discussion

Join fellow Ohlone book lovers in a discussion group lead by Mikelyn Stacey on Friday, April 23, 2004, from 1:00pm to 2:30pm in the Library Video Conference Room, Room 1307.