Audiobooks A Sudden Country Author Karen Fisher – Entrecielos.co

A Vivid And Revelatory Novel Based On Actual Events Of The 1847 Oregon Migration, A Sudden Country Follows Two Characters Of Remarkable Complexity And Strength In A Journey Of Survival And Redemption.James MacLaren, Once A Resourceful And Ambitious Hudson S Bay Company Trader, Has Renounced His Aspirations For A Quiet Family Life In The Bitterroot Wilderness Yet His Life Is Overturned In The Winter Of 1846, When His Nez Perce Wife Deserts Him And His Children Die Of Smallpox In The Grip Of A Profound Sorrow, MacLaren, Whose Home Once Spanned A Continent, Sets Out To Find His Wife But An Act Of Secret Vengeance Changes His Course, Introducing Him To A Different Wife And Mother Lucy Mitchell, Journeying Westward With Her Family.Lucy, A Remarried Widow, Careful Mother, And Reluctant Emigrant, Is Drawn At Once To The Self Possessed MacLaren Convinced That He Is The Key To Her Family S Safe Passage, She Persuades Her Husband To Employ Him As Their Hidden Stories And Obsessions Unfold, And Pasts And Cultures Collide, Both Lucy And MacLaren Must Confront The People They Have Truly Been, Are, And May Become.Alive With Incident And Insight, Presenting With Rare Scope And Intimacy The Complex Relations Among Nineteenth Century Traders, Immigrants, And Native Americans, A Sudden Country Is, Above All, A Heroic And Unforgettable Story Of Love And Loss, Sacrifice And Understanding From The Hardcover Edition.


10 thoughts on “A Sudden Country

  1. Ann Ann says:

    I am through and through a Westerner This fabulous novel captures the grandeur and ferocity of the West s landscapes and reminds us of the courage and pain western migration called for in both women and men A SUDDEN COUNTRY is a love story, a physical journey from the civilized East to Oregon, and a meditation on place.Here are a few pertinent sentences from the book On the naming of western places Such disordering of a place so perfect after its own truth,in the name of making some imperfe I am through and through a Westerner This fabulous novel captures the grandeur and ferocity of the West s landscapes and reminds us of the courage and pain western migration called for in both women and men A SUDDEN COUNTRY is a love story, a physical journey from the civilized East to Oregon, and a meditation on place.Here are a few pertinent sentences from the book On the naming of western places Such disordering of a place so perfect after its own truth,in the name of making some imperfect and impoverished version of another Did this world so need improving On undertaking an 1847 journey west Lucy stood there thinking how little point the...


  2. Rebecca Rebecca says:

    I wonder why I ever care that a book is a finalist for a book award I wonder why I am swayed by the positive reviews posted inside or on the back of a book I need to stick to word of mouth, for most award winning books these days are dark, gloomy, and too explicit There was a cloud hanging over my head when I read this book I hardly made it to the end I wasn t reading so thoroughly during the last thirty pages and the ending was lame This book was well researched and at times written beaut I wonder why I ever care that a book is a finalist for a book award I wonder why I am swayed by the positive reviews posted inside or on the back of a book I need to stick to word of mouth, for most award winning books these days are dark, gloomy, and too explicit There was a cloud hanging over my head when I read this book I hardly made it to the end I wasn t reading so thoroughly during the last thirty pages and the ending was lame This book was well researched and at times written beautifully, but I had to spend too much time keep track of present and past Moreover, I didn t like the characters very ...


  3. Sarahlynn Sarahlynn says:

    Loved and HATED this one Don t do it Don t do it DON T OK, nevermind Go ahead See if I care.review First let me just say that A SUDDEN COUNTRY is the author s first novel and was a PEN Faulkner Award finalist Seriously.A couple of weeks ago I mentioned that I was reading this book and it was making me crabby Now I ve finished In fact, I finished the novel quite quickly, as I raced to the end to see how the two main story lines would resolve More on those in a moment First a bit on Loved a...


  4. Heather Heather says:

    engrossed in this fierce and poetic landscape for the last few days, i put down the book with a feeling of gratitude and awe toward author karen fisher for having the grace and skill to put all this into words, to the real characters who long ago wandered our taken for granted west with such bravery and despair and tenacity, either blindly or with maddening precision, and with such wildly varied motives and hopes and histories ALL the characters of this land, and all thefor somehow endur engrossed in this fierce and poetic landscape for the last few days, i put down the book with a feeling of gratitude and awe toward author karen fisher for having the grace and skill to put all this into words, to the real characters who long ago wandered our taken for granted west with such bravery and despair and tenacity, either...


  5. Eric Eric says:

    This is a book where the style got in the way of the story Many have compared this to Cold Mountain which I haven t read I found it to be like a cut rate Cormac McCarthyAll the Pretty Horses than Blood Meridian I at first found the story to be difficult, then I was intrigued, and now, about 2 3rds of the way through it, I m bored of it and couldn t care less what happens to any of the characters To sum it up bored wife falls for brooding stranger on the Oregon Trail A lot of the pr This is a book where the style got in the way of the story Many have compared this to Cold Mountain which I haven t read I found it to be like a cut rate Cormac McCarthyAll the Pretty H...


  6. Beth Beth says:

    I believe that Karen Fisher did a terrific job of providing a first hand look into the American wilderness of 150 years ago I appreciated the language that Fisher used for its historic accuracy, though I had to re read some passages and really think about what was meant by them The story also is fil...


  7. Hallie Hallie says:

    Good for book group


  8. Sarah Sarah says:

    Based on the girlhood journal of her ancestor, Emma Ruth Ross, Karen Fisher recreates her family s migration from Iowa to Oregon in 1847 Her story focuses on Emma s mother, Lucy Mitchell, and the mysterious James MacLaren, who joins their party as a driver This description, while accurate, cannot even begin to describe the many facets of Fisher s complex western, A Sudden Country While it is certainly a western, it is not the stereotypical novel of the Ame...


  9. John John says:

    A well traveled book in my family, from my aunt in Seattle to my mother and on to me, this novel recounts a mucharduous and life changing journey as it traces a group of settlers taking the long overland trek in covered wagons to new land and perhaps new riches in Oregon from the east coast Based very loosely on old family letters, Fisher writes in an alternating first person narrative of a widow, named Lucy Mitchell, now rewed in a stale loveless marriage taking the reluctant trek acro A well traveled book in my family, from my aunt in Seattle to my mother and on to me, this novel recounts a mucharduous and life changing journey as it traces a group of settle...


  10. Heather Heather says:

    The constantly switching view point between characters did not seem to add to the book, instead it seemed to hinder and hold back the story It was an artifice that didn t seem to serve the story Also the long delirium scenes during the episode of smallpox and then repeated again with the measles showed me the author was thoroughly exploring the travails of time It seemedintended to inflict an understanding of disease upon the reader, then really illustrate the character or the story mov The constantly switching view point between characters did not seem to add to the book, instead it seemed to hinder and hold back the story It was an artifice that didn t seem to serve the story Also the long delirium scenes during the episode of smallpox and then repeated again with the measles showed me the author was thoroughly exploring the travails of time It seemedintended to inflict an understanding of disease upon the reader, then really illustrate the character or the story movement The supposedly erotic passion worked when the characters were distanced from each other, but the portrayal of the affair was so carefully g rated it might almost have been better to follow a classic fade to...