search for books and compare prices
cover image
The Last Crossing
Price
Store
Arrives
Preparing
Shipping
The price is the lowest for any condition, which may be new or used; other conditions may also be available. Rental copies must be returned at the end of the designated period, and may involve a deposit.
Jump down to see edition details for: Hardcover | Paperback | CD/Spoken Word | Cassette/Spoken Word | Prebinding
Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Paw Prints
Publication date May 29, 2008
Pages 393
Binding Prebinding
Edition Reprint
Book category Adult Fiction
ISBN-13 9781435291416
ISBN-10 1435291417
Dimensions 1.25 by 5.50 by 8.50 in.
Weight 1.14 lbs.
Availability§ Apply Direct
Original list price $23.00
§As reported by publisher
Summaries and Reviews
Amazon.com description: Product Description: A novel of ruggedness and salvation, an epic masterpiece set in a time when worlds collided, were destroyed, and were built anew

A #1 best-seller in Canada and winner of the Canadian Booksellers Association’s Fiction Book of the Year Award, The Last Crossing is a sweeping tale of breathtaking quests, adventurous detours, and hard-won redemption. Master storyteller Guy Vanderhaeghe—hailed by Richard Ford as "simply a wonderful writer"—takes us on an exhilarating journey from the ivy-covered towers of Oxford in Victorian England to the dusty whiskey trading posts of the nineteenth-century American and Canadian West.

Englishmen Charles and Addington Gaunt are ordered by their tyrannical industrialist father to find their brother Simon, who has gone missing in the wilds of the American West. Charles, a disillusioned artist, and Addington, a disgraced military captain, set off to Fort Benton in America and enlist the services of a guide to lead them north, where Simon was last seen. The brothers hire the enigmatic Jerry Potts, half Blackfoot, half Scot, who suffers from his own painful past. At Addington’s command, the party grows to include Caleb Ayto, a sycophantic American journalist, who is to record the journey for posterity; Lucy Stoveall, a fiery and beautiful woman who is bent on finding the men who viciously killed her sister; Custis Straw, a Civil War veteran in love with Lucy; and saloon keeper Aloysius Dooley. This unlikely posse, now encumbered with both psychological baggage and wagon trains, becomes entangled in an unfolding drama that forces each to come to terms with his o! r her own demons.

Told from alternating points of view and in vivid flashbacks, The Last Crossing conveys the varied lives of its search party in haunting scenes—a bear hunt at dawn, the discovery of an Indian village decimated by smallpox, a sharpshooter’s devastating annihilation of his prey, a soldier’s guilt-ridden memory of his own survival, and an atypical love story.

Editions
Hardcover
Book cover for 9780771087370 Book cover for 9780871139122
 
from Atlantic Monthly Pr (January 1, 2004)
9780871139122 | details & prices | 400 pages | 6.00 × 9.75 × 1.00 in. | 1.50 lbs | List price $24.00
About: Ordered by their father to find their missing brother, Englishmen Charles and Addington Gaunt set off to America, where guide Jerry Potts and a growing number of companions journey by wagon train and confront a number of personal demons.
from McClelland & Stewart Ltd (October 1, 2002)
9780771087370 | details & prices | 400 pages | List price $55.01
About: The Last Crossing
Paperback
Book cover for 9780802141750
 
Reprint edition from Grove Pr (December 31, 2004)
9780802141750 | details & prices | 393 pages | 5.25 × 8.00 × 1.00 in. | 1.00 lbs | List price $14.00
About: Ordered by their tyrannical industrialist father to find their missing brother, Englishmen Charles and Addington Gaunt set off to America, where half-Blackfoot guide Jerry Potts and a growing number of companions journey by wagon train and confront a number of personal demons.
CD/Spoken Word
Book cover for 9781565118539
 
With Simon Prebble (other contributor), Colin Lane (other contributor), John Henry Cox (other contributor), John Keating (other contributor), Tom McKeon (other contributor) | Abridged edition from Highbridge Co (February 23, 2004)
9781565118539 | details & prices | 5.00 × 5.50 × 1.50 in. | 0.65 lbs | List price $36.95
About: Ordered by their father to find their missing brother, Englishmen Charles and Addington Gaunt set off to America, where guide Jerry Potts and a growing number of companions journey by wagon train and confront a number of personal demons.
Cassette/Spoken Word
Book cover for 9781565118522
 
Abridged edition from Highbridge Co (February 1, 2004)
9781565118522 | details & prices | 4.25 × 6.00 × 2.75 in. | 0.80 lbs | List price $36.95
About: Ordered by their father to find their missing brother, Englishmen Charles and Addington Gaunt set off to America, where guide Jerry Potts and a growing number of companions journey by wagon train and confront a number of personal demons.
Prebinding
Book cover for 9781435291416
 
The price comparison is for this edition
Reprint edition from Paw Prints (May 29, 2008)
9781435291416 | details & prices | 393 pages | 5.50 × 8.50 × 1.25 in. | 1.14 lbs | List price $23.00
About: A novel of ruggedness and salvation, an epic masterpiece set in a time when worlds collided, were destroyed, and were built anew A #1 best-seller in Canada and winner of the Canadian Booksellers Association’s Fiction Book of the Year Award, The Last Crossing is a sweeping tale of breathtaking quests, adventurous detours, and hard-won redemption.

Pricing is shown for items sent to or within the U.S., excluding shipping and tax. Please consult the store to determine exact fees. No warranties are made express or implied about the accuracy, timeliness, merit, or value of the information provided. Information subject to change without notice. isbn.nu is not a bookseller, just an information source.