Above All Things – June 19, 2012

Above All Things will be on bookshelves across Canada on June 19.

Meanwhile you can pre-order it through the links to the right, follow me on Twitter, or like me on Facebook.

Here is what people are already saying about it:

“A love story, a tale of adventure, and a study in obsession all at once, Above All Things is simply breathtaking. With Tanis Rideout’s debut, a major new voice in Canadian fiction arrives.”
—Joseph Boyden, Scotiabank Giller Prize-winning author of Through Black Spruce

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 the Man Booker Prize-nominated Far To Go

“‘Because it’s there.’  With just three words, George Mallory explained why explorers do what they do.  Yet beyond these words, volumes have been left unsaid.  With Above All Things, Tanis Rideout finally fills in this void, illuminating one of the great, tragic adventure stories of the modern-day age. It’s a fantastic read.” 
—David Grann, New York Times bestselling author of The Lost City of Z

“Tanis Rideout’s Above All Things is truly mesmerizing, a powerful weaving of the tensions and heartaches of a marriage in conflict with an obsession. It is the story of British climber George Mallory’s third scaling of the walls of the world’s highest mountain, and it is brilliantly told. It will take you up the slopes of Mount Everest, a climb so vividly described, you will almost feel the biting wind, the intense cold, the great drama of an historic event.  But this is more than an adventure tale. Above All Things takes the reader into the hearts of both Mallory and his wife as they struggle to understand each other and their own conflicted yearnings. A deeply satisfying blend of truth and imagination that stands out from the crowd.”
— Kate Alcott, author of The Dressmaker

“This magnificent novel, at once rugged and sensual, elaborates on George Mallory’s assault on Everest in 1924, the ones who went, the ones who waited. Deeply felt, richly imagined, immaculately styled, and utterly compelling, Above All Things takes us to the heights of human experience and endurance, both in physical fortitude and erotic longing. Rideout brings us to the summit and back down, shaken but somehow saved by grace.”
—-Robert Goolrick, author of A Reliable Wife

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