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  • A fine book, a rich, achingly painful story that is made for all of us who have ever felt a hunger for the mountains. Few books have so accurately described the way stony heights can define one’s sense of joy and rightness. And it is an exquisite unfolding of the deep way humans may love one another.

    Annie Proulx
  • Could Cognetti be the new Elena Ferrante?

    The Bookseller
  • A great story about friendship and about what it means to become a man

    Vanity Fair Italia
  • There are no more universal themes than those of the landscape, friendship, and becoming adults, and Cognetti’s writing becomes classical (and elegant) to best tell this story…a true novel by a great writer

    Rolling Stone Italia
  • A beautifully crafted piece of writing... Absorbing... The power of nature to transform the individual, for good and for bad, is seen through each of the characters

    Sarah Gilmartin, Irish Times

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