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Named after a character from J.R.R. Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings, Eowyn Ivey currently works at an independent bookstore in Palmer, Alaska. Before that, she was a reporter and editor for the Frontiersman newspaper and won a number of awards, including Best Non-Daily Columnist from the Alaska Press Club. Several of her short stories have been published in the anthology, Cold Flashes, and the literary journal, Cirque. Eowyn lives in Alaska with her husband and two daughters. The Snow Child is her debut novel.
Winner of the Specsavers National Book Awards 'International Author of the Year' 2012. A bewitching tale of heartbreak and hope set in 1920s Alaska. Jack and Mabel have staked everything on making a fresh start for themselves in a homestead 'at the world's edge' in the raw Alaskan wilderness. But as the days grow shorter, Jack is losing his battle to clear the land, and Mabel can no longer contain her grief for the baby she lost many years before. The evening the first snow falls, their mood unaccountably changes. In a moment of tenderness, the pair are surprised to find themselves building a snowman - or rather a snow girl - together. The next morning, all trace of her has disappeared, and Jack can't quite shake the notion that he glimpsed a small figure - a child? - running through the spruce trees in the dawn light. And how to explain the little but very human tracks Mabel finds at the edge of their property? Written with the clarity and vividness of the Russian fairytale from which it takes its inspiration, The Snow Child is an instant classic - the story of a couple who take a child into their hearts, all the while knowing they can never truly call her their own.
Winter, 1885. Lieutenant Allen Forrester erhalt den Auftrag seines Lebens: Er soll im Namen der U.S. Armee den Wolverine River in Alaska erforschen. Seine Expedition verspricht endlich Erkenntnisse uber diesen geheimnisvollen, unerforschten Landstrich, doch niemand vermag vorauszusehen, was Allen und seine Manner dort erwartet. Seine junge Frau Sophie lsst Allen in Vancouver zurck - sie ist schwanger. Leidenschaftich gern htte die Naturkundlerin ihren Mann in die Wildnis begleitet. Was sie jedoch nicht ahnt: Die Zeit der Trennung wird ihr ebenso viel Mut abfordern wie ihrem Ehemann. Ein Roman ber eine abenteuerliche historische Expedition, eine tiefe Liebe zwischen zwei Forschernaturen und die Geheimnisse einer ungezhmten, spektakulren Natur.
Set in the Alaskan landscape that she brought to stunningly vivid life in THE SNOW CHILD (a Sunday Times bestseller, Richard and Judy pick and finalist for the Pulitzer Prize), Eowyn Ivey's TO THE BRIGHT EDGE OF THE WORLD is a breathtaking story of discovery set at the end of the nineteenth century, sure to appeal to fans of A PLACE CALLED WINTER. *NOMINATED FOR THE INTERNATIONAL DUBLIN LITERARY AWARD 2017* 'A clever, ambitious novel' The Sunday Times 'Persuasive and vivid... Breathtaking' Guardian Winter 1885. Lieutenant Colonel Allen Forrester accepts the mission of a lifetime, to navigate Alaska's Wolverine River. It is a journey that promises to open up a land shrouded in mystery, but there's no telling what awaits Allen and his small band of men. Allen leaves behind his young wife, Sophie, newly pregnant with the child he had never expected to have. Sophie would have loved nothing more than to carve a path through the wilderness alongside Allen - what she does not anticipate is that their year apart will demand every ounce of courage of her that it does of her husband.
Each year of their long marriage, Walt and Millie have spent a month apart, as Walt heads out to hunt bear and moose in the pristine Alaskan wilderness, and Millie takes to the concert stage to perform. Their letters, picked up and delivered by a bush pilot each week, keep them close. Now in his seventy-sixth year, Walt realises his hunting days may soon be over, and there is a black bear prowling around his camp. Will Millie ever receive the crumpled letter Walt keeps in his pocket?
Alaska, in den 1920er Jahren: Mabel und Jack konnten keine Kinder bekommen. Um den Schmerz und die Enttauschung hinter sich zu lassen, haben sie an der Zivilisationsgrenze Alaskas ein neues, einfaches Leben als Farmer begonnen. Doch Trauer und der harte Uberlebenskampf in der erbarmungslosen Natur schaffen zwischen den beiden, die sich innig lieben, eine scheinbar unuberbruckbare Distanz. Als der erste Schnee fllt, berkommt Mabel fr kurze Zeit eine fast kindliche Leichtigkeit. Eine Schneeballschlacht mit Jack entspinnt sich, und sie bauen vor ihrer Htte zusammen ein Kind aus Schnee. Am nchsten Tag entdecken sie zum ersten Mal das feenhafte blonde Mdchen in Begleitung eines Fuchses, das sie zwischen den Bumen des Waldes hindurch beobachtet. Woher kommt das Kind? Wie kann es allein in der Wildnis berleben? Und was hat es mit den kleinen Fuspuren auf sich, die von Mabels und Jacks Blockhaus wegfhren?"e;Dieses Buch ist pure Magie, von Deckel zu Deckel durchwoben mit der kalten Schnheit der Wildnis Alaskas. Eowyn Ivey erzhlt mit der fesselnden Zartheit des Schneefalls, den sie so wunderbar beschreibt."e;Ali Shaw
A bewitching tale of heartbreak and hope set in 1920s Alaska, Eowyn Ivey's THE SNOW CHILD was a top ten bestseller in hardback and paperback, and went on to be a Finalist for the Pulitzer Prize. Alaska, the 1920s. Jack and Mabel have staked everything on a fresh start in a remote homestead, but the wilderness is a stark place, and Mabel is haunted by the baby she lost many years before. When a little girl appears mysteriously on their land, each is filled with wonder, but also foreboding: is she what she seems, and can they find room in their hearts for her? Written with the clarity and vividness of the Russian fairy tale from which it takes its inspiration, The Snow Child is an instant classic.
In this magical debut, a couple's lives are changed forever by the arrival of a little girl, wild and secretive, on their snowy doorstep Alaska, 1920: a brutal place to homestead, and especially tough for recent arrivals Jack and Mabel. Childless, they are drifting apart--he breaking under the weight of the work of the farm; she crumbling from loneliness and despair. In a moment of levity during the season's first snowfall, they build a child out of snow. The next morning the snow child is gone--but they glimpse a young, blonde-haired girl running through the trees. This little girl, who calls herself Faina, seems to be a child of the woods. She hunts with a red fox at her side, skims lightly across the snow, and somehow survives alone in the Alaskan wilderness. As Jack and Mabel struggle to understand this child who could have stepped from the pages of a fairy tale, they come to love her as their own daughter. But in this beautiful, violent place things are rarely as they appear, and what they eventually learn about Faina will transform all of them.