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Sick Heart River (1941) is a novel by Scottishmarker author John Buchan set in Canadamarker. It was published posthumously. The book was published in the United States under the title Mountain Meadow.

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The plot is particularly poignant, since it discusses a terminally ill man, Edward Leithen, going off to die in a hidden valley in the Canadian wilderness. Buchan wrote this while Governor General of Canada and it was published posthumously following his death as a result of a fall and stroke. It is one of Buchan's most spiritual novels, talking about death and redemption.


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