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Etta and Otto and Russell and James
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Simon & Schuster
Publication date January 20, 2015
Pages 305
Binding Hardcover
Book category Adult Fiction
ISBN-13 9781476755670
ISBN-10 1476755671
Dimensions 1.25 by 6.25 by 8.75 in.
Weight 1.08 lbs.
Original list price $26.00
Summaries and Reviews description: Product Description: A gorgeous literary debut about unlikely heroes, lifelong promises, and last great adventures.


The letter began, in blue ink,

I’ve gone. I’ve never seen the water, so I’ve gone there. Don’t worry, I’ve left you the truck. I can walk. I will try to remember to come back.

Yours (always),


Otto finds the note left by his wife in the kitchen of their farmhouse in windswept Saskatchewan. Eighty-three-year-old Etta will be walking 3,200 kilometers to see the ocean, but somehow, Otto understands. He took his own journey once before, to fight in a faraway land.

With Etta gone, Otto struggles with his demons of war, while their friend Russell initially pursues the woman he has loved from afar.

And James—well, James you have to meet on the page.

Moving from the hot and dry present of a quiet Canadian farm to a dusty, burnt past of hunger, war, and passion, from trying to remember to trying to forget, Etta and Otto and Russell and James is an astounding literary debut about friendship and love, hope and honor, and the romance of last—great—adventures.

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Large print edition from Thorndike Pr (April 1, 2015)
9781410477071 | details & prices | 411 pages | 5.75 × 9.00 × 1.00 in. | 1.16 lbs | List price $30.99
About: Etta is starting to forget.
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from Simon & Schuster (January 20, 2015)
9781476755670 | details & prices | 305 pages | 6.25 × 8.75 × 1.25 in. | 1.08 lbs | List price $26.00
About: A gorgeous literary debut about unlikely heroes, lifelong promises, and last great adventures.
Book cover for 9781476755687
Reprint edition from Simon & Schuster (May 26, 2015)
9781476755687 | details & prices | 305 pages | 5.50 × 8.25 × 0.50 in. | 0.64 lbs | List price $15.99
About: This “poetic, poignant” (US Weekly) debut features last great adventures, unlikely heroes, and a “sweet, disarming story of lasting love” (The New York Times Book Review).

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