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The mountain story, Lori Lansens

Label
The mountain story
Title
The mountain story
Statement of responsibility
Lori Lansens
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"From New York Times bestselling author Lori Lansens comes a harrowing survival story about four strangers who spend five days lost in the mountain wilderness above Palm Springs. Four go up the mountain, but only three will come down... On the morning of Wolf Truly's eighteenth birthday, he boards the first cable car to head up the mountains just a few miles from his sun-bleached trailer home in the desert community outside of Palm Springs. Armed with nothing but the clothes on his back, Wolf's intention that morning was to give up on life--specifically at the mountain site of his best friend's tragic accident one year ago. But on that shaky ride up the mountain, fate intervenes and Wolf meets three women that will leave an indelible imprint on the rest of his life. Through a series of missteps, the four wind up lost and stranded among the forested cliffs--in sight of the desert city below, but unable to find a way down. As the days pass without rescue, we come to learn how each of them came to be on the mountain that morning. And as their situation shifts from misadventure to nightmare, the lost hikers forge an inextricable bond, pushing themselves, and each other, beyond their limits. Reminiscent of John Krakauer's modern classic Into the Wild and Cheryl Strayed's #1 bestselling Oprah-endorsed Wild, Lori Lansen's The Mountain Story is a deeply affecting novel that pays homage to the rugged beauty--and utterly unforgiving nature--of the wilderness, and considers the question: What price are you willing to pay not only for the ones you love, but for a complete stranger?"--
Summary
On his 18th birthday, Wolf Truly goes to the top of the mountain near Palm Springs with the intention of jumping off; instead, he meets three women from three generations of one family, and together the four of them spend five days trying to make their way down the mountain with no food and little water.
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Award
Library Journal Best Books, 2015.
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10410112
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Lansens, Lori
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Wilderness areas
  • Wilderness survival
  • Palm Springs Region (Calif.)
  • FICTION / Literary
  • FICTION / Action & Adventure
  • FICTION / Contemporary Women
  • Wilderness areas
  • Wilderness survival
  • California
  • California
Target audience
adult
Label
The mountain story, Lori Lansens
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn883147455
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.
Extent
312 pages
Isbn
9781476786506
Lccn
2014034170
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)883147455
Label
The mountain story, Lori Lansens
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn883147455
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.
Extent
312 pages
Isbn
9781476786506
Lccn
2014034170
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)883147455

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