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edition:Hardcover
category: Nature
published: April 2007
ISBN:9781553652434
publisher: Douglas & McIntyre

Where the Silence Rings

A Literary Companion to Mountains

edited by Wayne Grady

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Description

From Edward Whimper's ascent of the Matterhorn in the 1860s to Jon Krakauer's vivid profiles of modern mountaineers, this collection offers indelible impressions from writers who experienced the mystery and the grandeur of the mountains -- and who lived to tell about it. Highlights include John Muir's "A Perilous Night on Mount Shasta" and Belmore Browne's heart-stopping "Conquest of Mt. McKinley."

Published in partnership with the David Suzuki Foundation.

About the Author
Wayne Grady has translated eight novels and edited six anthologies of short stories. He won the Governor General's Award for his translation of On the Eighth Day by Antonine Maillet and was nominated for the 2005 Governor General's Award for his translation of Francine D'Amour's Return from Africa.
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Editorial Reviews

"Bound in hardcover and elegantly printed, these school primer-sized volumes will make ideal 'literary companions' whenever you leave home."

— Toronto Star

"Full of quick, engaging reads, these two collections are great for armchair travelers or would-be adventurers sitting out a rainstorm."

— Canadian Geographic

"Explore contributor Wayne Grady has assembled stories and excerpts that evoke the mystery and lure of some of the world's most famous peaks."

— Explore Magazine

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