Cold Mountain by Charles Frazier

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Cold Mountain is a 1997 historical fiction novel by Charles Frazier. It tells the story of W. P. Inman, a wounded deserter from the Confederate army near the end of the American Civil War who walks for months to return to Ada Monroe, the love of his life; the plot shares several similarities with Homer's The Odyssey. The novel alternates chapter-by-chapter between Inman's and Ada's stories. It was Charles Frazier's first novel and a major bestseller, selling roughly three million copies worldwide.

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The 437th greatest fiction book of all time

This book is on the following lists:

  1. - 9th on The New Classics - 100 Best Reads from 1983 to 2008 (Entertainment Weekly)
  2. - 9th on The Celebrity Reading List (Gardiner Public Library)
  3. - 35th on The 100 Favorite Novels of Librarians (
  4. - 74th on Entertainment Weekly's Top 100 Novels (Entertainment Weekly)
  5. - National Book Award - Fiction (National Book Foundation)

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