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Sudden Country

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  • Posted August 27, 2012

    Very disappointing -- especially after reading the reviews. Th

    Very disappointing -- especially after reading the reviews. This book
    went on forever and not in a good way. I spent a lot of time having to
    reread to understand just what was going on. The descriptions went on
    forever -- overdone! I kept hoping it would get better but did not.

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  • Posted July 11, 2011

    Very good!!

    This book was definitely not what I was expecting, but it was still an amazing read! The descriptions were absolutely phenomenal and I cannot wait for more novels by Mrs. Fisher. I would definitely recommend this book!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 13, 2010

    I've read this book several times over

    Hunting for something to read while stuck inside during a blizzard, I pulled out "A Sudden Country" and read it for the fourth time in as many years. Sure, I knew how it would end...but the prose is salacious, transporting the reader not just into the time and place of the trail westward, but into the aching, yearning hearts of the characters. I have recommended this book to friends again and again. Karen Fisher's book is a blessing on my bookshelf.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 18, 2006

    A disappointment

    I was so eager to read this book based on the description. Unfortunately it became a real disappointment. The concept of the story was very intriguing: tales of the Oregon trail, Indians, lost loves and lives. The telling of these subjects was extremely difficult to follow. The author's descriptions of the environment, hardships and trials are very moving. The tales of the characters however was disjointed and never touched me. I don't often give up on books, but this one really wore me down. I just wish Ms Fischer was as good w/people as she was w/nature and it's surroundings.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 17, 2005

    A terrific read.

    A Sudden Country transports you, immediately, to the Oregon Trail and the wagon-trains of 1847. The story it tells is raw and often brutal. The descriptions Karen Fisher provides are breath-takingly beautiful as the motley characters involved are gradually revealed to themselves and the reader. As, mile after astounding mile, you travel with them: men, women and children, dogs and horses. Even the land itself. This is an epic adventure, a tale of triumph and of human endeavour. If you enjoyed reading A Cold Mountain, you will love this book. I thoroughly recommend it.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 12, 2005

    A Sweet Sad Tale

    This book is not for those looking for fluff. It's real, gritty, heart-wrenching, and it doesn't exactly have the Cinderalla ending one wants or expects. It's a tale of hard people living in a hard land to make an easy life where surviving the day is a blessing in itself. It makes one aware that in this day and age, no one has anything to complain about. The voice of the entire book is poetic and metaphorical and takes a clear mind to finish. Please read. You won't regret it.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 5, 2005

    excellent book

    Objectively, the book was excellent! I went to a reading of hers in Berkeley and when she was reading her selected chapter, I was mesmerized, literally. The book is fantastically written and engulfs you and takes you to another time. You become one with the characters and Karen's writing is superb and genuine.

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