March 2016 Debut of the Month.
Simply captivating and beautiful, there is a raw honesty to ‘The Mountain Can Wait’ that whispers encouragement for hearts and minds to open. Set in the wilds of British Columbia and focusing on Tom and Curtis, the two men in a family, this is a novel that touches difficult subjects with straightforward sincerity and sensitivity. The characters feel entirely real, their mistakes don't fuel the story, instead it is their reactions, their decisions and relationship with their surroundings. Sarah Leipciger writers with a neat, almost functional hand, yet descriptions are powerful and evocative. When tragedy hits, when lives change in an instant, who can we trust to hold our hand? This is a sharply poignant story that spoke to my soul, it wasn't loud or abrasive, instead it tiptoed under my skin, and I loved it.
Tom Berry is a hunter, a man who would be most content living out his days in the wilderness with just enough ammunition and kerosene to last the winter. A single father, he has raised his children with care and quiet determination, but when his son Curtis gets into trouble with the law and goes on the run, Tom discovers that might not have been enough.
Closing date: 07/09/2018
In addition to our Lovereading expert opinion some of our Reader Review Panel were also lucky enough to read and review this title. You can click here to read the full reviews.
'The heart of this story is the love between father and son, and the backdrop is spectacular; Leipciger's descriptions of the scenery are splendid and intensely evocative The Times A deft and beautiful novel about all that is untameable and wild, in both the landscape and in ourselves' -- Maggie O'Farrell, author of INSTRUCTIONS FOR A HEATWAVE
'Clear and beautiful, like swimming in a mountain lake' -- Mark Haddon
'A tragedy about a silent father and a wounded son... rigorous beauty' New York Times
'THE MOUNTAIN CAN WAIT is a taut, psychologically gripping novel populated by original characters constantly at battle with nature, family, society, and themselves. This is a book that kept me up at night. Leipciger has Margaret Atwood's rare flair for crafting an intelligent and suspenseful novel' -- Nickolas Butler, author of SHOTGUN LOVE SONGS
'The Mountain Can Wait is as haunting, wild and compelling as the landscape it describes' -- Claire Cameron, author of The Bear
'Haunting and beautiful' -- Hannah Beckerman Huffington Post
Publication date: 10/03/2016
Publisher: Tinder Press an imprint of Headline Publishing Group
|Publication date:||10th March 2016|
|Publisher:||Tinder Press an imprint of Headline Publishing Group|
|Genres:||Reader Reviewed Books, Debuts of the Month, eBook Favourites, Family Drama, Literary Fiction,|
|Categories:||Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945),|
Born and raised in Canada, Sarah Leipciger lives in London with her family, and teaches creative writing to prisoners. Her short fiction has been shortlisted for the Asham Award, the Fish Prize and the Bridport Prize. THE MOUNTAIN CAN WAIT is her first novel.More About Sarah Leipciger