Above All Things by Tanis Rideout
Tell me the story of Everest,” she said, a fervent smile sweeping across her face, creasing the corners of her eyes. “Tell me about this mountain that’s stealing you away from me.”
George Mallory’s ill-fated 1924 attempt to be the first man to conquer Mount Everest has captivated generations. But what impact did it have on his personal life? Above All Things blends historical fact with imaginative fiction. Alternating narratives vividly describe Mallory’s battle to conquer the mountain and his wife’s heartache as she waits for news at home in Cambridge, England. What emerges is a beautifully rendered story of love torn apart by obsession and the need for redemption.
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