A reading group favorite, The Jump-Off Creek is the unforgettable story of widowed homesteader Lydia Sanderson and her struggles to settle in the mountains of Oregon in the 1890s. “Every gritty line of the story rings true” (Seattle Times) as Molly Gloss delivers an authentic and moving portrait of the American West. “A powerful novel of struggle and loss” (Dallas Morning News), The Jump-Off Creek gives readers an intimate look at the hardships of frontier life and a courageous woman determined to survive.
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About the Author
MOLLY GLOSS is the best-selling author The Hearts of Horses, The Jump-Off Creek, winner of both the Pacific Northwest Booksellers Award and the Oregon Book Award, The Dazzle of Day, winner of the PEN Center West Fiction Prize, and Wild Life, winner of the James Tiptree Jr. Award.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
I really liked this book because it kept me holding on till the last second. I would highly recommend this book to anybody because it is one of the best books I have ever read. If you are wanting a good book that isnt that long I would tell you to get this book.
The best part of Molly Gloss's writing is her realistic presentation of the times she writes about. In The Jump-Off Creek I feel like I am there with these folks trying to settle the west. I also enjoy how Gloss shares her concepts of how people met one another and dealt with adversity. Her characters are so believable. I have some "real" cowboy/rancher friends and her characters remind me of them. The spirit of the west still lives and Gloss seems to carry that throughout her stories.
This book is a rare gem marrying story, character and exquisitie prose with such skill I wanted to savor it slowly. Its careful observances and utter lack of sentimentality give it universal appeal and timelessness.