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e-Book DUE NORTH download

e-Book DUE NORTH download

by Mitchell Smith

ISBN: 0006476422
ISBN13: 978-0006476429
Language: English
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Ltd; New Ed edition (1994)
Pages: 352
Category: Contemporary
Subategory: Literature

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Rating: 4.8
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Mitchell Smith writes a beautiful sentence. EVERY single word and page of "Due North" is considered and perfect. This is not an easy book to read; quite the opposite.

Mitchell Smith writes a beautiful sentence. I read this book 20 years ago and started reading "Stone City" and looked for this one. His characters are two dimensional and very compelling. It makes you wonder about the choices you would make if you were Sara, both in the frozen North and then as she travels back to "civilization" in Seattle. But it is a book I will always remember and will reread in the future. NOTE: Sara is a trapper in Alaska.

After reading the first 100 pages of Mitchell Smith’s Due North, this was my first impression: Beginning with the positives: It is worth the read based on the compelling characters alone. The protagonist, Sarah, is deeply drawn and done surprisingly well for a male author. Mitchell doesn’t ever suppose he knows what it’s like to be a woman, but he inserts enough to be convincing.

Traumatized by the death of her husband, who was mauled by a bear while she watched, Sarah Maher leaves her life as a fur trapper in Alaska and returns to civilization for the first time in years. 17,500 first printing.

Mitchell-Smith Books. He provided all the music. And never charged for his lessons.

Mitchell Smith is the author of five previous novels, Sacrifice, Karma, Stone City, Daydreams, and Due North. He attended Columbia College and served with Army Intelligence in Berlin before embarking on his writing career. He lives in the Pacific Northwest. Published by: the Penguin Group, New York, New York. Also by Mitchell Smith.

Mitchell Smith (born 1935) is an American author writing crime fiction and science fiction. Mitchell Smith was born in upper New York State, and went to military school on Mississippi's Gulf Coast. He attended Columbia University where he studied English and history. He enlisted in the army working in military intelligence stationed in Berlin during the Cold War. After leaving the army, he started his career in writing. He currently lives in Whatcom County, Washington.

Find nearly any book by Mitchell Smith. Mitchell Smith (Smith, Mitchell). used books, rare books and new books. Get the best deal by comparing prices from over 100,000 booksellers. Find all books by 'Mitchell Smith' and compare prices Find signed collectible books by 'Mitchell Smith'. The Art of Caricature. by Mitchell Smith, Maggie Mack. Kingdom River: Book Two of the Snowfall Trilogy. ISBN 9780765300089 (978-0-7653-0008-9) Hardcover, Forge Books, 2003.

Mitchell Smith is the author of novels of suspense, including Reprisal, Sacrifice, and Karma. His evocations of the natural world and of human nature, as in Due North, earned him a devoted readership. Smith has also written a trilogy of near-future, post-apocalyptic novels which illuminate what the Earth might be like after the next Ice Age: Snowfall, Kingdom River, and Moonrise. Smith and his family live in Washington state.

Used availability for Mitchell Smith's Due North. February 1994 : UK Paperback. March 1993 : UK Hardback.

She missed the issue car, and Tommy driving, and no insurance problems in case of a fender bender. Needed to remember to put in for a new faucet in the kitchen-and, hopefully, for a new toilet seat. There was a little chip out of the side–-out of whatever the thing was made of-that she’d tried to disguise with a dab of white paint. All that did was make you notice it more

Comments:
Vutaur
Mitchell Smith writes a beautiful sentence. I read this book 20 years ago and started reading "Stone City" and looked for this one. His characters are two dimensional and very compelling. I would recommend all his stuff.

Olma
Mitchell Smith is a very articulate and creative writer. He captures the reader and keeps you at the scene throughout the story.
Exceptional and second to none. He should be a household name deserves all the kudos that come his way! I know him and have sat and listened to his writings. Put me first in line for his next book!

Hrguig
This is a fascinating, albeit somewhat episodic, book about a woman trying to survive in the Alaskan wilderness, by hunting and trapping. Sometime after her husband is killed, she returns to civilization to live with her sister, for a time, in Seattle. Although the majority of reviews focus on the survival-in-the-wilderness portion of the novel, I actually enjoyed the sequences in which the protagonist attempts to re-acclimate herself to society. There are some humorous and insightful exchanges between Sara (the main character), and her sister, who is imprisoned in a McMansion with a willful, spoiled brat of a teenage son, and an ex-husband who once wrote her very maudlin poetry (which she holds over his head, tormenting him to very humorous effect).

There are also some painful scenes dealing with Sara's mother, who is slowly dying an agonizing death in a nursing home, as she is consumed by a benign (albeit rather large) tumor.

I'm giving the novel a mixed review, as it doesn't seem to know whether it wants to be a tale of survival in the wild, or a story about adjusting to civilization, after a long period spent roaming in the Alaskan hinterland. I believe Mitchell Smith to be an incredibly talented writer (as evidenced by his masterpiece, "Stone City") and certain passages of this book were quite impressive, but the cumulative effect of this book's jump from Alaska to Seattle and back felt too jarring for this reader to give the work a hearty recommendation. Not bad, but not great, either.

The book, however, hasn't spoiled me on Smith permanently, by any means. I'm eager to read his "Snowfall" series, which deals with a band of humans struggling to survive in a post-apocalyptic wasteland. The series of Westerns he wrote under the Roy LeBeau pen name are also pulpy treasures.

Inth
Absolutely fantastic. Harsh, cruel, just as the land of Alaska is itself. Her visit to the lower 48 was mind blowing as was her last visit to her bedridden mother. Shocking!

Konetav
I don't know how Mitchell Smith was able to write as knowledgeably as he did about the wilds of Alaska or write with the voice of of a woman but he did both extraordinarily well.

This is one of the best books I have ever read. I can't believe I am just reading it now although it was published in 1992. And I can't believe it's been allowed to go out of print.

He captures the tortured, haunted voice of Sara Maher and lets the reader see into her soul. EVERY single word and page of "Due North" is considered and perfect. This is not an easy book to read; quite the opposite. It makes you wonder about the choices you would make if you were Sara, both in the frozen North and then as she travels back to "civilization" in Seattle. But it is a book I will always remember and will reread in the future.

NOTE: Sara is a trapper in Alaska. If you are a member of PETA, you probably are not going to like this book.

Gaua
I forget how many times I've read this book; four or five times, for certain. Each time I encounter some aspect of the story, an individual, an occurrence (like the bear attack) that stops me cold and I simply sit there trying to understand what I just read. This time, it was the inner turmoil of Sarah. Her early family life, portrayed in flashbacks as she returns to Seattle to visit her sister and dying mother, her disruptive influence on the wilderness people she finds herself among, her feeling that she contributed to the gruesome death of her husband, how her loved ones primarily consist of her sled dogs, all of these forces make for one of the most fascinating female figures found in literature. There are worlds within worlds in this book impossible to grasp in one reading. This book is among the treasures I've found that demonstrate the power of a good story well told.

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