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Author: Sarah Leipciger Narrator: Robert Petkoff Publisher: Hachette Book Group Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: May 2015 ISBN: 9781478985945
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Her face in the headlights flashed like a coin. She was an instant, the sulphuric flare of a match.

Tragedy erupts in an instant. Lives are shattered irrevocably. A young man drives off into the night, leaving a girl injured, perhaps fatally so.

From that cliffhanger opening, Sarah Leipciger takes readers back and forward in time to tell the haunting story of one family’s unraveling in rural logging country where the land is still the economic backbone. Like the novels of Annie Proulx, this extraordinarily lyrical debut is rooted in richly detailed nature writing and sharply focused on small town mores and the particularities of regional culture.

Marrying the propulsive story of a father and son who, in the wake of catastrophe, must confront their private demons to reach for redemption with an evocative meditation on our environmental legacy, The Mountain Can Wait introduces Leipciger as a talent to watch.

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Quotes & Awards

  • It's clear and beautiful, like swimming in a mountain lake. Mark Haddon, author of New York Times bestseller The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time
  • In this assured debut novel Leipciger beautifully captures the tender and mercurial relationship between father and son, Tom and Curtis Berry. These are characters you care about, flawed and haunted by regret, existing in the harsh yet undeniably radiant world of the Canadian Rocky Mountains. Leipciger writes with great compassion and precision, her language is an exquisite mix of muscle and grace. The Mountain Can Wait resonated with wonderful imagery which will stay with me for a very long time. Michele Forbes, author of Ghost Moth
  • The Mountain Can Wait is as haunting, wild and compelling as the landscape it describes. Claire Cameron, author of The Bear
  • THE MOUNTAIN CAN WAIT is a taut, psychologically gripping novel populated by original characters constantly at battle with nature, family, society, and themselves. This is a book that kept me up at night. Leipciger has Margaret Atwood's rare flair for crafting an intelligent and suspenseful novel. - Nickolas Butler, bestselling author of Shotgun Lovesongs
  • “It’s clear and beautiful, like swimming in a mountain lake.”

    Mark Haddon, author of the New York Times bestseller The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time

  • The Mountain Can Wait is a taut, psychologically gripping novel populated by original characters constantly at battle with nature, family, society, and themselves. This is a book that kept me up at night. Leipciger has Margaret Atwood’s rare flair for crafting an intelligent and suspenseful novel.”

    Nickolas Butler, bestselling author of Shotgun Lovesongs

  • “Genuinely moving.”

    Kirkus Reviews

  • "The Mountain Can Wait is as haunting, wild, and compelling as the landscape it describes.”

    Claire Cameron, author of The Bear

  • “In this assured debut novel Leipciger beautifully captures the tender and mercurial relationship between father and son, Tom and Curtis Berry. These are characters you care about, flawed and haunted by regret, existing in the harsh yet undeniably radiant world of the Canadian Rocky Mountains. Leipciger writes with great compassion and precision, her language is an exquisite mix of muscle and grace. The Mountain Can Wait resonated with wonderful imagery which will stay with me for a very long time.”

    Michele Forbes, author of Ghost Moth

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About the Author

Sarah Leipciger was born in Peterborough, Canada. She spent her teenage years in Toronto, later moving to Vancouver Island to study creative writing and English literature at the University of Victoria. Leipciger left Canada in 2001 for Korea and Southeast Asia, and she currently lives in London with her husband and three children where she teaches creative writing to men in prison.

About the Narrator

Robert Petkoff is an actor and audiobook narrator who has won a prestigious Audie Award and multiple AudioFile Earphones Awards. He has appeared on Chappelle’s Show, Law & Order, and Quantum Leap. His Broadway credits include Sir Robin in Spamalot, Perchik in Fiddler on the Roof, and Tateh in Ragtime.