Tanis Rideout - Author

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Tanis Rideout’s work has appeared in numerous publications and has been shortlisted for several prizes, including the Bronwen Wallace Memorial Award and the CBC Literary Awards. Born in Belgium, she grew up in Bermuda and in Kingston, Ontario, and now lives in Toronto. Above All Things is her first novel.

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Above All Things

Above All Things

Author: Tanis Rideout Format: Paperback Release Date: 06/02/2014

In the Himalayas two climbers strike out for the summit of the Earth's highest mountain - aiming to be the first to the top. In Cambridge, a wife collects the milk, gets three children out of bed and waits for a letter, a telegram - for news of her husband. It is 1924 and George Mallory and Andrew Irvine are attempting to be the first to conquer Everest. They face inhuman cold and wind, but putting one foot falteringly after another they reach for the peak. Meanwhile, at home Ruth Mallory goes about her day, hiding her doubts and the uncertainty about the future with or - god forbid - without George. A powerful, moving story of a husband driven to extraordinary lengths by his ambition and a wife terrified she will lose him to a pitiless rival, Above All Things brings to life one of the great tragedies - and love stories - of the last century. Deeply fascinating . (Independent). Above All Things has it all: adventure, tragedy, mystery, and a deeply moving love story. It's gorgeously written and beautifully paced. I could not put it down. Prepare to be dazzled . (Alison Pick, author of Far to Go). Tanis Rideout's work has appeared in numerous publications and been shortlisted for several prizes, including the Bronwen Wallace Memorial Award for Emerging Writers and the CBC Literary Award. In 2006, she was named the Poet Laureate for Lake Ontario by the environmental advocacy group Lake Ontario Waterkeeper and joined Gord Downie of The Tragically Hip on a tour to promote environmental justice on the lake. Born in Belgium, Tanis grew up in Bermuda and in Kingston, Ontario, and now lives in Toronto. She recently received her MFA from the University of Guelph-Humber. Above All Things is her first novel.

Other books by Tanis Rideout

Above All Things

Above All Things

Author: Tanis Rideout Format: Paperback Release Date: 06/02/2014

In the Himalayas two climbers strike out for the summit of the Earth's highest mountain - aiming to be the first to the top. In Cambridge, a wife collects the milk, gets three children out of bed and waits for a letter, a telegram - for news of her husband. It is 1924 and George Mallory and Andrew Irvine are attempting to be the first to conquer Everest. They face inhuman cold and wind, but putting one foot falteringly after another they reach for the peak. Meanwhile, at home Ruth Mallory goes about her day, hiding her doubts and the uncertainty about the future with or - god forbid - without George. A powerful, moving story of a husband driven to extraordinary lengths by his ambition and a wife terrified she will lose him to a pitiless rival, Above All Things brings to life one of the great tragedies - and love stories - of the last century. Deeply fascinating . (Independent). Above All Things has it all: adventure, tragedy, mystery, and a deeply moving love story. It's gorgeously written and beautifully paced. I could not put it down. Prepare to be dazzled . (Alison Pick, author of Far to Go). Tanis Rideout's work has appeared in numerous publications and been shortlisted for several prizes, including the Bronwen Wallace Memorial Award for Emerging Writers and the CBC Literary Award. In 2006, she was named the Poet Laureate for Lake Ontario by the environmental advocacy group Lake Ontario Waterkeeper and joined Gord Downie of The Tragically Hip on a tour to promote environmental justice on the lake. Born in Belgium, Tanis grew up in Bermuda and in Kingston, Ontario, and now lives in Toronto. She recently received her MFA from the University of Guelph-Humber. Above All Things is her first novel.

Above All Things

Above All Things

Author: Tanis Rideout Format: eBook Release Date: 12/02/2013

';Tell me the story of Everest,' she said, a fervent smile sweeping across her face, creasing the corners of her eyes. ';Tell me about this mountain that's stealing you away from me.'In 1924 George Mallory departs on his third expedition to reach the summit of Mount Everest. Left behind in Cambridge, George's young wife, Ruth, along with the rest of a war-ravaged England, anticipates news they hope will reclaim some of the empire's faded glory. Through alternating narratives, what emerges is a beautifully rendered story of love torn apart by obsession and the need for redemption.

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