The Steady Running of the Hour: A Novel

The Steady Running of the Hour: A Novel

An impossible quest. An epic love story. A mesmerizing debut.

In 1924, the English mountaineer Ashley Walsingham dies attempting to summit Mount Everest, leaving his fortune to his long-lost lover, Imogen Soames-Andersson—whom he has not seen in seven years. Ashley’s attorneys search in vain for Imogen, but the estate remains unclaimed.

Nearly eighty years later, new information leads the same law firm to Tristan Campbell, a young American who could be the estate’s… (more)

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Editorial reviews (3 reviews)


The plot, with its combination of world war, doomed romance and exotic locations, seems designed to catch the attention of Hollywood producers in search of another “English Patient.”

The book was absorbing and entertaining, with strong characterization and beautiful descriptions of people and places

Go is a maximalist (lofty emotions, extreme settings) punching above his weight.


Book Details  


Publisher: Simon & Schuster (April 15, 2014)

Collection: Simon & Schuster

Parent ISBN: 9781476704593

Page count: 480 pages

File size: 6.4 MB

Language: English


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