The Coldest Night

The Coldest Night

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14.79 The Coldest Night

Henry Childs is just seventeen when he falls into a love affair so intense it nearly consumes him. But when young Mercy’s disapproving father threatens Henry’s life, Henry runs as far as he can—to the other side of the world.

The time is 1950, and the Korean War hangs in the balance. Descended from a long line of soldiers, Henry enlists in the marines and arrives in Korea on the eve of the brutal seventeen-day battle of the Chosin Reservoir—the turning point… (more)

Editorial reviews (3 reviews)

New York Times : War Zone (June 01, 2012)

The small faults in “The Coldest Night” exist in spaces that shadow the book’s much larger successes. In rare instances, an Olmstead sentence tumbles into self-parodic affectation: “The pools of blood were shockingly crimson on the white snow in the yellow light of the bluing sky.”

Fans of Olmstead’s Civil War novel, “Coal Black Horse,” of which I am one, will not be disappointed. “The Coldest Night” is riveting, thoughtful and — in the large section set in Korea — harrowing.

An exceptionally fine study of love, war and the double-edged role of memory, which can both sustain and destroy. Prize-winning material.

Book Details  

Publisher: Algonquin Books (April 03, 2012)

Format: EPUB

Page count: 304 pages

File size: 2.3 MB

Protection: DRM

Language: English

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Kirkus Reviews Best Fiction of 2012

"The 100 books on this year's fiction list encompass a range of categories. Debuts, story collections, thrillers, mysteries, translations, science...

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