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The land breakers [a novel] by John Ehle

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Published by Harper & Row in New York [u.a.] .
Written in English


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Statementby John Ehle
The Physical Object
Pagination407 S.
Number of Pages407
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL24212001M
OCLC/WorldCa312866402

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The Land Breakers took me back years from now, beginning in , when the first settlers came up that mountainside to build a life and farm the land, to start families and carve out a piece of the brand new America. They were lucky to have a gun and an ax, the two things most necessary for survival/5. The Land Breakers is a great American novel, way beyond anything most New York literary icons have produced. —Michael Ondaatje, from "My Book of the Decade," The Globe and Mail. The Land Breakers broke fresh ground and opened a new world for Southern and Appalachian fiction when it was first published in A complex, compelling story of. Nov 25,  · Set deep in the Appalachian wilderness between the years of and , The Land Breakers is a saga like the Norse sagas or the book of Genesis, a story of first and last things, of the violence of birth and death, of inescapable sacrifice and the faltering emergence of community. THE LAND BREAKERS. Set deep in the Appalachian wilderness between the years of and ,The Land Breakers is a saga like the Norse sagas or the book of Genesis, a story of first and last things, of the violence of birth and death, of inescapable sacrifice and .

Jan 01,  · First published fifty years ago in to great acclaim, The Land Breakers is John Ehle's best-known work of historical fiction, chronicling the hard-won settlement of southern Appalachia.5/5(5). Set deep in the Appalachian wilderness between the years of and , The Land Breakers is a saga like the Norse sagas or the book of Genesis, a story of first and last things, of the violence of birth and death, of inescapable sacrifice and the faltering emergence of community. Mar 24,  · Reviewed by Donna Meredith John Ehle’s The Land Breakers transports readers to the mountains of North Carolina in , when settlers first breach the virgin forests and wrestle a primitive life from the land. The book is a fictional account set in the late 18th century that traces the story of the first white pioneers to settle in the Appalachian wilderness of the mountains of Western North Carolina. The Land Breakers, out of print for several decades, was republished in by Press 53, Children: Jennifer Ehle.

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