To the Bright Edge of the World by Eowyn Ivey

It moves from the interior thoughts and emotions of its characters to the historic events that surround them, to the interaction of people across social, cultural and language boundaries, all while sucking you into this gripping story of a fantastical expedition and its impact on both the future and the lives of a young marriage.

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81 Days Below Zero by Brian Murphy

Murphy perfectly captures Crane's predicament of trying to survive in some of the most brutal terrain and weather on the planet. Crane was blessed with a perseverance that many people do not have and also by a series of fortunate events. This book is an epic story of one man's will to survive in a harsh environment.

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The Snow Child by Eowyn Ivey

Back in February I wrote the following: Everything about The Snow Child by Eowyn Ivey makes me want to read it. The cover art, the website, the video, the plot, the connection to a Russian fairy tale, the author’s name – everything. Thus begins the rearrangement of my TBR pile … As the above makes clear, it just seemed like a book that had so many of the elements I look for in a book.  For those of you out of the loop, here is the publisher’s synopsis: Alaska, 1920: a brutal place...

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