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“To The Bright Edge of the World”
By Eowyn Ivey

To The Bright Edge of the World by Eowyn Ivey
To The Bright Edge of the World by Eowyn Ivey

An atmospheric, transporting tale of adventure, love, and survival from the bestselling author of “The Snow Child,” finalist for the Pulitzer Prize.

In the winter of 1885, decorated war hero Colonel Allen Forrester leads a small band of men on an expedition that has been deemed impossible: to venture up the Wolverine River and pierce the vast, untamed Alaska Territory. Leaving behind Sophie, his newly pregnant wife, Colonel Forrester records his extraordinary experiences in hopes that his journal will reach her if he doesn’t return–once he passes beyond the edge of the known world, there’s no telling what awaits him.

“To The Bright Edge of the World” features explorers charting the Alaskan wilderness in the late 19th century and the endurance that entailed, along with Native American mythology, love, courage and wonder. It’s a thrilling, moody and mysterious tale that we expect you will find a rich and rewarding read. Read more about the book on the author’s website.

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Available at all public libraries in Bellingham and Whatcom County, or purchase it from your favorite local independent book store, Village Books!

Author Eoywn Ivey

Photo of author Eowyn Ivey
Author Eowyn Ivey at her home near Chickaloon, Alaska. Photographed by Stephen Nowers on January 12, 2011.

Eowyn (pronounced A-o-win) LeMay Ivey was raised in Alaska and continues to live there with her husband and two daughters. She worked for nearly a decade as a bookseller at independent Fireside Books in Palmer, Alaska, and prior to that as a reporter for the local newspaper, The Frontiersman.

Her debut novel, “The Snow Child,” was a New York Times bestseller published in more than 25 languages. It was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize, a UK National Book Award winner, an Indies Choice award for debut fiction, and a PNBA Book Award winner

Eowyn’s essays and short fiction have appeared in London’s Observer Magazine, Sunday Times Magazine, Sunday Express Magazine, Woman & Home Magazine, the anthology Cold Flashes, the North Pacific Rim literary journal Cirque, FiveChapters, and Alaska Magazine.

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