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Coming into the country

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Published by Farrar, Straus and Giroux in New York .
Written in English

Subjects:

Places:

  • Alaska

Subjects:

  • McPhee, John A,
  • Alaska -- Description and travel

Book details:

Edition Notes

StatementJohn McPhee.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsF910 .M29 1977
The Physical Object
Pagination438 p. :
Number of Pages438
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL4544669M
ISBN 100374126453
LC Control Number77012249

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Tells about Donna Kneeland, a white native Alaskan, who came into the country in Apr., and the man she lives with, Richard Okey Cook, who came in She tans furs expertly and he is a trapper. Complete summary of John McPhee's Coming into the Country. eNotes plot summaries cover all the significant action of Coming into the Country.   Coming into the Country now reads like a combination of prophecy and elegy. It is a boreal classic: both memorial for, and testimony to, the awesome complexity of America’s “ultimate. Free download or read online Coming Into the Country pdf (ePUB) book. The first edition of the novel was published in , and was written by John McPhee. The book was published in multiple languages including English, consists of pages and is available in Paperback format. The main characters of this non fiction, travel story are,. The book has been awarded with National Book Critics /5.

Same guy who wrote Coming into the Country wrote Into the Wild. From what I remember, the book wasn't that accurate. It profiled various people. It might be good reading but is no longer representative of goings on in Alaska. Who lives here in town now, Pete? mt. Coming Into the Country avg rating — 6, ratings — published — 21 editions Want to Read saving /5. Buy Coming Into the Country by John McPhee online at Alibris. We have new and used copies available, in 9 editions - starting at $ Shop now.4/5(1). Coming into the Country is an unforgettable account of Alaska and Alaskans. It is a rich tapestry of vivid characters, observed landscapes, and descriptive narrative, in three principal segments that deal, respectively, with a total wilderness, with urban Alaska, and with life in the remoteness of the bush. Readers of McPhee's earlier books will not be unprepared for his surprising shifts of.