One of the most popular and enduring vels of the last century, Look to the Mountain is the epic story of two young settlers who start a new life in the foothills of New Hampshire's White Mountains on the eve of the American Revolution. They learn to survive amid the struggle in what was then a harsh and unforgiving landscape, forging a bond between both them and their adopted homeland. A critical and commercial success when it was first published in 1942, LeGrand Cann, Jr.'s vel was minated for the Pulitzer Prize and translated into numerous languages throughout the world. It has sold over one million copies through various editions and has never been out of print. Seventy-five years on, Look to the Mountain is still a definitive American vel, offering a captivating glimpse of life at the edges of the original colonies, and the grit and determination of the earliest New Englanders.
LeGrand Cannon, Jr. (1899-1979) was a celebrated American novelist. He lived at the foot of New Hampshire's Mount Chocorua for years as research for Look to the Mountain. He was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize for his work.