In High Places

In High Places

by Tom Morrisey

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781441208361
Publisher: Baker Publishing Group
Publication date: 04/01/2008
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 320
Sales rank: 1,013,366
File size: 683 KB

About the Author

Tom Morrisey is the author of four novels and short stories, a world-renowned adventure-travel writer whose work has appeared in Outside, Sport Diver (where he serves as Executive Editor) and other leading magazines. He holds an MA in English Language and Literature from the University of Toledo and an MFA in Creative Writing from Bowling Green State University.
Tom Morrisey is the author of six novels and short stories, is a world-renowned adventure-travel writer whose work has appeared in Outside, Sport Diver (where he serves as Editor at Large) and other leading magazines. He holds an MA in English Language and Literature from the University of Toledo and an MFA in Creative Writing from Bowling Green State University. He lives in Orlando, Florida. Visit Tom's website at www.tommorrisey.com

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In High Places 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 16 reviews.
lhj313 More than 1 year ago
I just finished reading In High Places. Honestly, I had a tough time getting into it because of the unfamiliar rock-climbing events (which Morrisey did a great job of explaining, I'm just a little dense). However, at one point, I no longer wanted to put the book down. And then, I stopped putting the book down, ignoring my tasks and sleep to finish the story. Some books are tough to define why they make a powerful impact on your heart, and this is one of them. The story was well-told, meaning for me that it was realistic with solid characterization and plot cruising along with hills, valleys, twists and turns, smashing the things I presumed would happen. The father-son relationship was told as fathers and sons usually relate to each other. Morrisey did not feminize the men's relationship in order to tell what lesser writers would mistakenly feel would make a more complete story. What he achieved was a portrayal of a relationship infused with nuance and uncertainty--like real life. It was so vivid I retain many images from the story and expect to run into the characters; to see them climbing cliffs nearby. I recommend this to any rock climber, to any father or son struggling to have a relationship with the other, and anyone else wanting a deep, powerful, realistic read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
What can I say? The book sings.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
good reading
debs4jc on LibraryThing 22 days ago
A teenage boy named Patrick and his father come home from a weekend of rock climbing to discover that the boy's mother died from an apparent suicide. The rest of the book deals with how the pair try to overcome their grief, create a new life, and find some answers. They move to West Virginia and open a trail goods store for rock climbers. Patrick worries about his father, who deals with his grief by going on increasingly risky climbs, and becomes involved with a group of churchgoers who hold weekly services at the nearby campground. This book is full of all kinds of details about rock climbing, but also about how people searching for answers stumble across partial solutions in the darkness. Those who enjoy refective stories with highly engaging characters should definitely pick up this one.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Well written. First Ive read from this author, will look for more
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I want to read this just from the reviews.
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