To the bright edge of the world / by Eowyn Ivey.
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|Location||Call Number / Copy Notes||Barcode||Shelving Location||Status||Due Date|
|Detroit Lakes Public Library||LARGE PRINT IVE (Text)||33500012297198||Main||Checked out||02/08/2018|
|Mahnomen Public Library||LARGE PRINT IVE (Text)||33500012297180||Main||Available||-|
- ISBN: 9781410492760 (hardcover : large print)
- ISBN: 1410492761 (hardcover : large print)
- Physical Description: 661 pages : illustrations, map ; 23 cm.
- Publisher: Farmington Hills, Mich. : Thorndike Press, 2016.
|Bibliography, etc. Note:|| Includes bibliographical references (pages 653-656).
|Summary, etc.:|| In the winter of 1885, Lieutenant Colonel Allen Forrester sets out with his men on an expedition into the newly acquired territory of Alaska. Their objective: to travel up the ferocious Wolverine River, mapping the interior and gathering information on the region's potentially dangerous native tribes. With a young and newly pregnant wife at home, Forrester is anxious to complete the journey with all possible speed and return to her. But once the crew passes beyond the edge of the known world, there's no telling what awaits them. With gorgeous descriptions of the Alaskan wilds and a vivid cast of characters -- including Forrester, his wife Sophie, a mysterious Eyak guide, and a Native American woman who joins the expedition. (Based on a true story.)
- Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2016 July #1
*Starred Review* Ivey's highly anticipated second novel, following The Snow Child (2012), is again set in the wilds of her native Alaska. She portrays a fictional 1885 expedition, led by Colonel Allen Forrester of the U.S. Army, into the newly acquired Alaska Territory to map the area's rivers and gather information about the Native populations. By means of the colonel's journal entries and letters between him and his wife, Sophie, who remains at the Vancouver barracks, Ivey deftly draws the reader into the perils of the journey. Forrester is accompanied by only two other officers and a few Indian guides they enlist en route; their goal as they embark in February 1885 is to return to Vancouver before the next winter. Forrester describes the challenges he faces, in a late-nineteenth-century style Ivey captures perfectly, including traveling on rivers of ice, dodging huge ice boulders loosened by the spring thaw, re-routing around narrow canyons, and suffering near-starvation and gut-wrenching illnesses. Sophie is a strong character as well; a feminist who chafes at the social restrictions of the barracks, she teaches herself photography in her husband's absence. Ivey presents a compelling historical saga of survival. Copyright 2014 Booklist Reviews.
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