Charles Frazier

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Charles Frazier

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in Asheville, North Carolina, The United States
November 04, 1950

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Charles Frazier is an award-winning author of American historical fiction. His literary corpus, to date, is comprised of three New York Times best selling novels: Nightwoods (2011), Thirteen Moons (2006), and Cold Mountain (1997) - winner of the National Book Award for Fiction.


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Average rating: 3.76 · 154,835 ratings · 6,577 reviews · 10 distinct works · Similar authors
Cold Mountain
3.78 of 5 stars 3.78 avg rating — 139,668 ratings — published 1994 — 81 editions
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Thirteen Moons
3.6 of 5 stars 3.60 avg rating — 7,811 ratings — published 2006 — 40 editions
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Nightwoods
3.57 of 5 stars 3.57 avg rating — 7,275 ratings — published 2011 — 21 editions
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Adventuring in the Andes
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Cold Mountain: A Screenplay
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3.77 of 5 stars 3.77 avg rating — 31 ratings — published 2003 — 4 editions
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October 2011, Charles Frazier
"His Favorite Books with Rural Settings: Trek into the wilderness with these recs from the Appalachian native behind Nightwoods, a novel set at an abandoned mountain lodge." ...More

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“She fit her head under his chin, and he could feel her weight settle into him. He held her tight and words spilled out of him without prior composition. And this time he made no effort to clamp them off. He told her about the first time he had looked on the back of her neck as she sat in the church pew. Of the feeling that had never let go of him since. He talked to her of the great waste of years between then and now. A long time gone. And it was pointless, he said, to think how those years could have been put to better use, for he could hardly have put them to worse. There was no recovering them now. You could grieve endlessly for the loss of time and the damage done therein. For the dead, and for your own lost self. But what the wisdom of the ages says is that we do well not to grieve on and on. And those old ones knew a thing or two and had some truth to tell, Inman said, for you can grieve your heart out and in the end you are still where you are. All your grief hasn't changed a thing. What you have lost will not be returned to you. It will always be lost. You're left with only your scars to mark the void. All you can choose to do is go on or not. But if you go on, it's knowing you carry your scars with you. Nevertheless, over all those wasted years, he had held in his mind the wish to kiss her on the back of her neck, and now he had done it. There was a redemption of some kind, he believed, in such complete fulfillment of a desire so long deferred.”
Charles Frazier, Cold Mountain

“He tried to name which of the deadly seven might apply, and when he failed he decided to append an eighth, regret.”
Charles Frazier, Cold Mountain

“I'm ruined beyond repair, is what I fear...And if so, in time we'd both be wretched and bitter."
"I know people can be mended. Not all, and some more immediately than others. But some can be. I don't see why not you."
"Why not me?”
Charles Frazier, Cold Mountain
tags: love, war

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