Dec 10, 2019
Book Bites are quick looks at a book from our Guest Host readers. Try a new book this week!
And this week our Guest Host is admiring the book The Abominable: A Novel, by
Dan Simmons. "It's 1924 and the race to
summit the world's highest mountain has been brought to a terrified
pause by the shocking disappearance of George Mallory and Sandy
Irvine high on the shoulder of Mt. Everest. By the following year,
three climbers -- a British poet and veteran of the Great War, a
young French Chamonix guide, and an idealistic young American --
find a way to take their shot at the top. They arrange funding from
the grieving Lady Bromley, whose son also disappeared on Mt.
Everest in 1924. Young Bromley must be dead, but his
mother refuses to believe it and pays the trio to bring him home.
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