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To the Bright Edge of the World by Eowyn Ivey
  

To the Bright Edge of the World

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To the Bright Edge of the World by Eowyn Ivey

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.*SHORTLISTED FOR THE EDWARD STANFORD TRAVEL WRITING AWARDS 2016*'A clever, ambitious novel' The Sunday Times'Persuasive and vivid... Breathtaking' GuardianWinter 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.

Reviews

The precision of such descriptions of the natural world ground the novel in a gritty verisimilitude that then allows Ivey to build a fanciful, daring imaginative edifice: the meticulous realism of the foundation allows the fabulous elements of her fiction to soar * Guardian * Beautifully lyrical * Sunday Express * Unique... absorbing * Stylist (Book Wars Winner) * Ivey's prose glitters...if this one doesn't win her a major award, I'll eat my trapper's hat * The Tablet * Entrancing... In this splendid adventure novel, Ivey captures Alaska's beauty and brutality, not just preserving history, but keeping it alive * Publisher's Weekly * Charming, whimsical and sometimes heat-breaking * Red * A rich and involving story of endurance, love and the Alaskan wilderness that captured me from the off * Woman & Home * Enchanting... a fascinating, adventurous tale * Grazia * Absorbing and highly imaginative... Ivey, clearly a writer of prodigious talent, effortlessly knits these elements together to create an utterly enchanting read. Part intrepid adventure, part deeply affecting romance, this first-class novel is, at its heart, a love letter to the 'vast and cold beauty
of the last frontier

* Daily Express * If I read another novel this year that I love as much as this I will be entirely surprised. This is a very special book indeed and Eowyn Ivey is an incredibly gifted writer, bringing to us all the wonder, beautiful strangeness and fragility of the Alaska she loves -- Kate Atherton Absorbing... their love for each other is beautifully rendered * The Times * Absorbing... a superior page turner * Daily Mail * A dazzling depiction of love, endurance, courage and wonder, and a worthy successor to THE SNOW CHILD -- Ron Rash A stunning and intriguing novel combining the epic adventurous sweep of Alaska with minutely beautifully observed details - the reader finishes it wiser and richer -- Rosamund Lupton A clever, ambitious novel * The Sunday Times *


About the Author

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.

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Book Info

Publication date

4th May 2017

Author

Eowyn Ivey

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Author's Website

eowynivey.com/

Publisher

Tinder Press an imprint of Headline Publishing Group

Format

Paperback
496 pages

Categories

Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)

ISBN

9781472208620

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