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Critical Praise

"A rare and extraordinary book . . . heart-stopping . . . spellbinding."

——San Francisco Chronicle

"It seems possible to never want to read another book, so wonderful is this one. Cold Mountain is one of the great accomplishments in American literature."

——Rick Bass

"It's simply a miracle."

——Larry Brown, author of Joe

"As close to a masterpiece as American writing is going to come these days."

——Raleigh News and Observer

"Charles Frazier has taken on a daunting task--and has done extraordinarily well by it . . . a Whitmanesque foray into America: into its hugeness, its freshness, its scope and its soul. A memorable book"

——The New York Times Book Review

"... a heartbreakingly beautiful story, elegantly told, and utterly convincing down to the last haunting detail."

——John Berendt, author of Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil

"a brilliant Civil War love story."

——Newsweek