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Then There Is No Mountain: An American Memoir

Paperback |English |0615743900 | 9780615743905

Then There Is No Mountain: An American Memoir

Paperback |English |0615743900 | 9780615743905
Overview
Higgs's friend, Joe, has been after him for a couple of years to join him in a climb of Mount Rainier, and in 2009, while recovering from cancer surgery, Higgs realize it's time to say yes. Life is short, and death is long. They drive from Tulsa, Oklahoma to Mount Rainier and back. The climax of the trip is the climb, but the story goes far beyond Rainier. They stay on the road for three weeks, along with Higgs's wife, Louise, and Joe's wife, Laura. Along the way, they pass through the cities of Boulder, Twin Falls, Portland, Seattle, Mendocino, San Francisco, Las Vegas, Flagstaff, and Albuquerque. And all the wild American West in between. Higgs has traveled extensively in the U.S., all his life, so, along the way to and from Rainier, they cross many old paths of his. These crossings become the occasions for stories from his past adventures on the American road, from the 1970s of his youth, to 2009. "When asked about overcoming writer's block, Ernest Hemingway famously said that, 'All you have to do is write one true sentence. Write the truest sentence that you know.' If that is accurate, and I know it is, then Richard Higgs need never worry. His book, Then There is No Mountain - An American Memoir, does not contain one false word. In a series of compelling stories that move seamlessly through time and place, Higgs lays bare his soul by sharing episodes of his life pilgrimage from picking cherries and climbing mountains to spending time in jail and battling cancer. Much like Jack Kerouac and Edward Abbey, this is an author who truly knows the importance of movement and that complete calm is certain death. And he is also a man who lives by the belief that the journey, not the destination is what really matters." -Michael Wallis, Author of Route 66: The Mother Road "Imminently readable and entertaining, in both a sensory way (great description) and in a philosophical way, which in the voice of the writer is homespun wisdom from true-life experience and somewhat lofty reading. I was reminded time and again of Pirsig's 'Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance'. Beautiful writing." -- CreateSpace editorial staff "Reminiscent of Hemingway's 'Big Two-Hearted River'" -grimy and good and well-honed." -- Mark Brown, editor-in-chief, "This Land Press" "Then There Is No Mountain" combines elements of road story, nature writing, outdoor adventure, cancer survival, and coming-of-age story. It also combines techniques of nonfiction and fiction, blended to serve the truest account of Higgs's experiences.
ISBN: 0615743900
ISBN13: 9780615743905
Author: Richard Higgs
Publisher: Hotlands Press
Format: Paperback
PublicationDate: 2013-03-01
Language: English
PageCount: 280
Dimensions: 6.0 x 0.64 x 9.0 inches
Weight: 13.28 ounces
Higgs's friend, Joe, has been after him for a couple of years to join him in a climb of Mount Rainier, and in 2009, while recovering from cancer surgery, Higgs realize it's time to say yes. Life is short, and death is long. They drive from Tulsa, Oklahoma to Mount Rainier and back. The climax of the trip is the climb, but the story goes far beyond Rainier. They stay on the road for three weeks, along with Higgs's wife, Louise, and Joe's wife, Laura. Along the way, they pass through the cities of Boulder, Twin Falls, Portland, Seattle, Mendocino, San Francisco, Las Vegas, Flagstaff, and Albuquerque. And all the wild American West in between. Higgs has traveled extensively in the U.S., all his life, so, along the way to and from Rainier, they cross many old paths of his. These crossings become the occasions for stories from his past adventures on the American road, from the 1970s of his youth, to 2009. "When asked about overcoming writer's block, Ernest Hemingway famously said that, 'All you have to do is write one true sentence. Write the truest sentence that you know.' If that is accurate, and I know it is, then Richard Higgs need never worry. His book, Then There is No Mountain - An American Memoir, does not contain one false word. In a series of compelling stories that move seamlessly through time and place, Higgs lays bare his soul by sharing episodes of his life pilgrimage from picking cherries and climbing mountains to spending time in jail and battling cancer. Much like Jack Kerouac and Edward Abbey, this is an author who truly knows the importance of movement and that complete calm is certain death. And he is also a man who lives by the belief that the journey, not the destination is what really matters." -Michael Wallis, Author of Route 66: The Mother Road "Imminently readable and entertaining, in both a sensory way (great description) and in a philosophical way, which in the voice of the writer is homespun wisdom from true-life experience and somewhat lofty reading. I was reminded time and again of Pirsig's 'Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance'. Beautiful writing." -- CreateSpace editorial staff "Reminiscent of Hemingway's 'Big Two-Hearted River'" -grimy and good and well-honed." -- Mark Brown, editor-in-chief, "This Land Press" "Then There Is No Mountain" combines elements of road story, nature writing, outdoor adventure, cancer survival, and coming-of-age story. It also combines techniques of nonfiction and fiction, blended to serve the truest account of Higgs's experiences.

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Overview
Higgs's friend, Joe, has been after him for a couple of years to join him in a climb of Mount Rainier, and in 2009, while recovering from cancer surgery, Higgs realize it's time to say yes. Life is short, and death is long. They drive from Tulsa, Oklahoma to Mount Rainier and back. The climax of the trip is the climb, but the story goes far beyond Rainier. They stay on the road for three weeks, along with Higgs's wife, Louise, and Joe's wife, Laura. Along the way, they pass through the cities of Boulder, Twin Falls, Portland, Seattle, Mendocino, San Francisco, Las Vegas, Flagstaff, and Albuquerque. And all the wild American West in between. Higgs has traveled extensively in the U.S., all his life, so, along the way to and from Rainier, they cross many old paths of his. These crossings become the occasions for stories from his past adventures on the American road, from the 1970s of his youth, to 2009. "When asked about overcoming writer's block, Ernest Hemingway famously said that, 'All you have to do is write one true sentence. Write the truest sentence that you know.' If that is accurate, and I know it is, then Richard Higgs need never worry. His book, Then There is No Mountain - An American Memoir, does not contain one false word. In a series of compelling stories that move seamlessly through time and place, Higgs lays bare his soul by sharing episodes of his life pilgrimage from picking cherries and climbing mountains to spending time in jail and battling cancer. Much like Jack Kerouac and Edward Abbey, this is an author who truly knows the importance of movement and that complete calm is certain death. And he is also a man who lives by the belief that the journey, not the destination is what really matters." -Michael Wallis, Author of Route 66: The Mother Road "Imminently readable and entertaining, in both a sensory way (great description) and in a philosophical way, which in the voice of the writer is homespun wisdom from true-life experience and somewhat lofty reading. I was reminded time and again of Pirsig's 'Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance'. Beautiful writing." -- CreateSpace editorial staff "Reminiscent of Hemingway's 'Big Two-Hearted River'" -grimy and good and well-honed." -- Mark Brown, editor-in-chief, "This Land Press" "Then There Is No Mountain" combines elements of road story, nature writing, outdoor adventure, cancer survival, and coming-of-age story. It also combines techniques of nonfiction and fiction, blended to serve the truest account of Higgs's experiences.
ISBN: 0615743900
ISBN13: 9780615743905
Author: Richard Higgs
Publisher: Hotlands Press
Format: Paperback
PublicationDate: 2013-03-01
Language: English
PageCount: 280
Dimensions: 6.0 x 0.64 x 9.0 inches
Weight: 13.28 ounces
Higgs's friend, Joe, has been after him for a couple of years to join him in a climb of Mount Rainier, and in 2009, while recovering from cancer surgery, Higgs realize it's time to say yes. Life is short, and death is long. They drive from Tulsa, Oklahoma to Mount Rainier and back. The climax of the trip is the climb, but the story goes far beyond Rainier. They stay on the road for three weeks, along with Higgs's wife, Louise, and Joe's wife, Laura. Along the way, they pass through the cities of Boulder, Twin Falls, Portland, Seattle, Mendocino, San Francisco, Las Vegas, Flagstaff, and Albuquerque. And all the wild American West in between. Higgs has traveled extensively in the U.S., all his life, so, along the way to and from Rainier, they cross many old paths of his. These crossings become the occasions for stories from his past adventures on the American road, from the 1970s of his youth, to 2009. "When asked about overcoming writer's block, Ernest Hemingway famously said that, 'All you have to do is write one true sentence. Write the truest sentence that you know.' If that is accurate, and I know it is, then Richard Higgs need never worry. His book, Then There is No Mountain - An American Memoir, does not contain one false word. In a series of compelling stories that move seamlessly through time and place, Higgs lays bare his soul by sharing episodes of his life pilgrimage from picking cherries and climbing mountains to spending time in jail and battling cancer. Much like Jack Kerouac and Edward Abbey, this is an author who truly knows the importance of movement and that complete calm is certain death. And he is also a man who lives by the belief that the journey, not the destination is what really matters." -Michael Wallis, Author of Route 66: The Mother Road "Imminently readable and entertaining, in both a sensory way (great description) and in a philosophical way, which in the voice of the writer is homespun wisdom from true-life experience and somewhat lofty reading. I was reminded time and again of Pirsig's 'Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance'. Beautiful writing." -- CreateSpace editorial staff "Reminiscent of Hemingway's 'Big Two-Hearted River'" -grimy and good and well-honed." -- Mark Brown, editor-in-chief, "This Land Press" "Then There Is No Mountain" combines elements of road story, nature writing, outdoor adventure, cancer survival, and coming-of-age story. It also combines techniques of nonfiction and fiction, blended to serve the truest account of Higgs's experiences.

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  • Used - Good: All pages and cover are intact (including the dust cover, if applicable). Spine may show signs of wear. Pages may include limited notes and highlighting. May include "From the library of" labels. Shrink wrap, dust covers, or boxed set case may be missing. Item may be missing bundled media.
  • Used - Acceptable: All pages and the cover are intact, but shrink wrap, dust covers, or boxed set case may be missing. Pages may include limited notes, highlighting, or minor water damage but the text is readable. Item may but the dust cover may be missing. Pages may include limited notes and highlighting, but the text cannot be obscured or unreadable.

Note: Some electronic material access codes are valid only for one user. For this reason, used books, including books listed in the Used – Like New condition, may not come with functional electronic material access codes.

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  • Stevens Books offers FREE SHIPPING everywhere in the United States for ALL non-book orders, and $3.99 for each book.
  • Packages are shipped from Monday to Friday.
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The usual time for processing an order is 24 hours (1 business day), but may vary depending on the availability of products ordered. This period excludes delivery times, which depend on your geographic location.

Estimated delivery times:

  • Standard Shipping: 5-8 business days
  • Expedited Shipping: 3-5 business days

Shipping method varies depending on what is being shipped.  

Tracking
All orders are shipped with a tracking number. Once your order has left our warehouse, a confirmation e-mail with a tracking number will be sent to you. You will be able to track your package at all times. 

Damaged Parcel
If your package has been delivered in a PO Box, please note that we are not responsible for any damage that may result (consequences of extreme temperatures, theft, etc.). 

If you have any questions regarding shipping or want to know about the status of an order, please contact us or email to support@stevensbooks.com.

You may return most new, unopened items within 30 days of delivery for a full refund.

To be eligible for a return, your item must be unused and in the same condition that you received it. It must also be in the original packaging.

Several types of goods are exempt from being returned. Perishable goods such as food, flowers, newspapers or magazines cannot be returned. We also do not accept products that are intimate or sanitary goods, hazardous materials, or flammable liquids or gases.

Additional non-returnable items:

  • Gift cards
  • Downloadable software products
  • Some health and personal care items

To complete your return, we require a tracking number, which shows the items which you already returned to us.
There are certain situations where only partial refunds are granted (if applicable)

  • Book with obvious signs of use
  • CD, DVD, VHS tape, software, video game, cassette tape, or vinyl record that has been opened
  • Any item not in its original condition, is damaged or missing parts for reasons not due to our error
  • Any item that is returned more than 30 days after delivery

Items returned to us as a result of our error will receive a full refund,some returns may be subject to a restocking fee of 7% of the total item price, please contact a customer care team member to see if your return is subject. Returns that arrived on time and were as described are subject to a restocking fee.

Items returned to us that were not the result of our error, including items returned to us due to an invalid or incomplete address, will be refunded the original item price less our standard restocking fees.

If the item is returned to us for any of the following reasons, a 15% restocking fee will be applied to your refund total and you will be asked to pay for return shipping:

  • Item(s) no longer needed or wanted.
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  • Item(s) returned to us that were not a result of our error.

You should expect to receive your refund within four weeks of giving your package to the return shipper, however, in many cases you will receive a refund more quickly. This time period includes the transit time for us to receive your return from the shipper (5 to 10 business days), the time it takes us to process your return once we receive it (3 to 5 business days), and the time it takes your bank to process our refund request (5 to 10 business days).

If you need to return an item, please Contact Us with your order number and details about the product you would like to return. We will respond quickly with instructions for how to return items from your order.


Shipping Cost


We'll pay the return shipping costs if the return is a result of our error (you received an incorrect or defective item, etc.). In other cases, you will be responsible for paying for your own shipping costs for returning your item. Shipping costs are non-refundable. If you receive a refund, the cost of return shipping will be deducted from your refund.

Depending on where you live, the time it may take for your exchanged product to reach you, may vary.

If you are shipping an item over $75, you should consider using a trackable shipping service or purchasing shipping insurance. We don’t guarantee that we will receive your returned item.

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