To the Edge: A Man, Death Valley, and the Mystery of Endurance

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Grand Central Publishing, Nov 11, 2009 - Biography & Autobiography - 287 pages
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This extreme sports saga, part Plimptonesque narrative, part spiritual journey, explores the limits of personal endurance as a determined journalist takes on the 135 mile Death Valley marathon.
 

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This was a magnificent and moving book and I loved it. Highly recommend it! Here is the synopsis: "Acclaimed novelist Anne Rivers Siddons's new novel is a stunning tale of love and loss. For as long ... Read full review

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SPOILER ALERT I thought the ending a bit of a reach. I have so man rambling thoughts. Are we to assume that Jon's "ghost" saved Lily twice from breathlessness? And she "gave back the breath" because ... Read full review

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Contents

The Boogie
Red Square
Return with Honor
A Lost Piece of the World
Western Wind
A Bunch of Crazies
The Paradoxical Heart
Held Together by Hope
An Inefficient Machine
The Mysterious Elixir
Rosebud
White Line Tapestry
Rhyolite
The Black Walnut Tree
A Postscript
BEYOND THE DEEP

Losing the World

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About the author (2009)

Kirk Johnson is a Pulitzer-nominated writer for The New York Times. He lives in northern New Jersey with his wife & two sons.

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