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Toehold

(2007)
A novel by

 
 
The residents of Toehold, Alaska, are an odd collection of eccentric souls reveling in the fierceness of the land and determined to live on their own terms. All of them have stories, some ridiculous, some bordering on the Homeric. Summer Joe has a harem of wives and a weakness for Jewish social workers. Six-foot-three-inch Sweet-ass Sue runs the town's only bar. There's Buddy Barconi, an ex-New York fireman with a raunchy sense of humor matched perfectly by a total lack of propriety. And Mary Ellen Madden, known as Mel to her friends, a cash-strapped vagabond with gray-green eyes and a double-wide smile who's trying her luck as a hunting guide.

When her first customer appears, a ruthless Hollywood producer seeking the glory of the kill, Mel and her best friend, Cody Rosewater -- the son of a San Francisco flower child, and now Toehold's taxidermist -- can no longer ignore the tension that's been crackling between them for years.

Always in the background is the raw majesty of the northern wild: crazed moose bolt down Main Street, caribou are violently ambushed by wolves, and the eight-month-long winter night is illuminated by the northern lights.

Funny and romantic, with a cast of unforgettable characters, Toehold is at once a laugh-out-loud comedy, a quirky love story, and a sublime evocation of the beautiful, rugged wilderness of Alaska.

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"This is a wonderful book... authentic Alaska, deeply funny, and, as the title suggests, about life on its most precarious edge." - Patrick F McManus


Used availability for Stephen H Foreman's Toehold

Hardback Editions

March 2008 : USA Hardback
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Title: Toehold (Thorndike Large Print Laugh Lines)
Author(s): Stephen H Foreman
ISBN: 1-4104-0481-1 / 978-1-4104-0481-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Thorndike Pr
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Paperback Editions

October 2007 : USA Paperback
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Title: Toehold: A Novel
Author(s): Stephen H Foreman
ISBN: 1-4165-4331-7 / 978-1-4165-4331-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
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Audio Editions

October 2007 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Toehold
Author(s): Stephen H Foreman
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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October 2007 : USA Audio Cassette
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Title: Toehold
Author(s): Stephen H Foreman
ISBN: 1-4332-0429-0 / 978-1-4332-0429-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Audio Inc.
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October 2007 : USA Audio Cassette
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Title: Toehold
Author(s): Stephen H Foreman
ISBN: 1-4332-0431-2 / 978-1-4332-0431-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks
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October 2007 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Toehold
Author(s): Stehen H Foreman
ISBN: 1-4332-0430-4 / 978-1-4332-0430-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Audio Inc.
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October 2007 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Toehold
Author(s): Stephen H Foreman
ISBN: 1-4332-0432-0 / 978-1-4332-0432-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Audio Inc.
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October 2007 : USA MP3 CD
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Title: Toehold
Author(s): Stephen H Foreman
ISBN: 1-4332-0433-9 / 978-1-4332-0433-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks
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Kindle Editions

October 2007 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Toehold: A Novel
Author(s): Stephen H Foreman
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
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October 2007 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: Toehold: A Novel
Author(s): Stephen H Foreman
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Availability: Amazon UK