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Introduction by means of Terry Tempest Williams
Afterword by means of T. H. Watkins
 
Called a “magnificently crafted tale . . . brimming with knowledge” via Howard Frank Mosher in The Washington publish ebook international, Crossing to Safety has, when you consider that its e-book in 1987, proven itself as one of many maximum and so much adored American novels of the 20 th century. Tracing the lives, loves, and aspirations of 2 who movement among Vermont and Wisconsin, it's a paintings of quiet majesty, deep compassion, and strong perception into the alchemy of friendship and marriage.

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