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Grand Ambition: A Novel von Lisa Michaels
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Grand Ambition: A Novel (2002. Auflage)

von Lisa Michaels

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In Lisa Michaels's enthralling debut novel, she weaves the tale of two young newlyweds, Glen and Bessie Hyde, who set out in 1928 to run the rapids of the Grand Canyon. The pair hoped to set a record: Bessie would be the first woman to negotiate that treacherous stretch of the Colorado River. When they failed to appear at their destination on time, Glen's father mounted a desperate search to find them. Based on the few known facts of a true story, Grand Ambition contemplates our need for risk and danger, and treats with great complexity the power of youthful passion. Reading Group Guide included.… (mehr)
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Titel:Grand Ambition: A Novel
Autoren:Lisa Michaels
Info:W.W. Norton & Co. (2002), Paperback, 288 pages
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The year is 1928. America is spellbound by adventurous feats like the one of Charles Lindbergh's first transatlantic flight. Amelia Earhart is in the news with her own daring flight. It's only natural that a man by the name of Glen Hyde, interested in running whitewater, would want to set some records of his own.

Grand Ambition starts with the first person narrative of Reith Hyde, father of Glen Hyde. Reith sets the ominous tone and the sense of foreboding. Keeping track of his son and new wife's progress down the rapids of the Colorado River he knows they are late reaching their next point. Surely, something is wrong...
Glen, 30 and Bessie Hyde, 23 are a true life ambitious and adventurous newlywed couple who dared to go down the rapids of the Grand Canyon in a homemade boat in late 1928. Glen, an experienced boater, wanted to be the fastest man to complete the journey. Bessie was romanced by the idea of being the first woman to do so even though she was a novice. They were almost at the end when something went horribly wrong and they were never heard from again. Lisa Michaels takes to task telling their heroic story, imagining what they went though and their ultimate demise. Interspersed between the adventure is the story of Bessie and how she came to meet Glen, fall in love with him and find herself boating down the Colorado River. On the other side of the story is the search for Glen and Bessie. Glen's father, Reith, will stop at nothing to find his son. ( )
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Glen crouched down and worried the floor with a stick. He could just picture what it would be like to drag himself back to Twin Falls, frostbitten and broke, having nearly killed his wife, only to point out on the map where he'd turned yellow and quit. They were some 250 grueling miles from Lee's Ferry, about fifty from the Grand Wash Cliffs, most of them easy. He knew they could make it.
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In Lisa Michaels's enthralling debut novel, she weaves the tale of two young newlyweds, Glen and Bessie Hyde, who set out in 1928 to run the rapids of the Grand Canyon. The pair hoped to set a record: Bessie would be the first woman to negotiate that treacherous stretch of the Colorado River. When they failed to appear at their destination on time, Glen's father mounted a desperate search to find them. Based on the few known facts of a true story, Grand Ambition contemplates our need for risk and danger, and treats with great complexity the power of youthful passion. Reading Group Guide included.

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