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God's Country—And the Woman

God's Country—And the Woman by James Oliver Curwood
By: (1878-1927)

James Curwood wrote many adventures of the far north. By 1909 he had saved enough money to travel to the Canadian northwest, a trip that provided the inspiration for his wilderness adventure stories. The success of his novels afforded him the opportunity to return to the Yukon and Alaska for several months each year that allowed him to write more than thirty such books.

The Canadian North is often referred to as “God’s Country”

God’s Country is a tale of adventure, mystery and romance!

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God's Country And the Woman

By

James Oliver Curwood

Author of "The Honor of the Big Snows," "Philip Steele," Etc.

CHAPTER ONE

Philip Weyman's buoyancy of heart was in face of the fact that he had but recently looked upon Radisson's unpleasant death, and that he was still in a country where the water flowed north. He laughed and he sang. His heart bubbled over with cheer. He talked to himself frankly and without embarrassment, asked himself questions, answered them, discussed the beauties of nature and the possibilities of storm as if there were three or four of him instead of one.

At the top end of the world a man becomes a multiple being if he is white. Two years along the rim of the Arctic had taught Philip the science by which a man may become acquainted with himself, and in moments like the present, when both his mental and physical spirits overflowed, he even went so far as to attempt poor Radisson's "La Belle Marie" in the Frenchman's heavy basso, something between a dog's sullen growl and the low rumble of distant thunder. It made him cough... Continue reading book >>


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Reviews (Rated: 5 Stars - 4 reviews)

Reviewer: - January 18, 2015
Subject: Gods Country and the Girl
Good story, well read. Figured out the mystery farily earlier on however continued to listen for the reasonably predicable outcome.
Reviewer: - August 23, 2014
Subject: story and reader
A very different setting with suspenseful storyline. Well read too. Most worthwhile to listen to.
Reviewer: - May 15, 2013
Excellent story with wonderful insights about the North. Well read!
Reviewer: - December 8, 2012
Subject: God's Country
Keep me up half the night !! Great book !!!! I don't care that this book was written several years ago, I wish more were written, that would keep my attention riveted like this...........


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