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Eowyn Ivey
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LAUREN B. DAVIS rated it 4 months ago
I love fairy tales, and this one is no exception. I also appreciate that the wild, snowy Alaskan landscape is as much a character as the 50-year-old husband and wife who are the protagonists. Inspired by a Russian fairy tale, Ivey has done a lovely job of balancing the magical world with the very re...
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Memories From Books on Booklikes rated it 1 year ago
To the Bright Edge of the World by Eowyn Ivey is part history, part action, part myth, and part love story. The entire story is written as original documents - photographs, maps, catalog entries, newspaper clippings, letters, and journal entries. This approach is immensely successful in this book. T...
Chris Blocker
Chris Blocker rated it 1 year ago
Eowyn Ivey's second novel, To the Bright Edge of the World, in an impressive feat. This epistolary novel shows considerable research and passion for the subjects. Personally, I'm not a big fan of correspondence-based novels. Often, I find it is poorly done—authors too often rely on giving informatio...
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Marjorie's World of Books rated it 1 year ago
This book is about an expedition to Alaska in 1885. It’s loosely based on a real-life expedition taken by Lt. Henry J. Allen but I’m sure the real adventurers didn’t encounter what those in this book did. For those of you who have read this author’s “The Snow Child”, (finalist for the Pulitzer Priz...
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It was pure whimsy that led Mabel out into the snow to start a snowfight with her husband, Jack, and build a snow-girl with him. Until that point, they had been having a rough time on their Alaskan homestead. The couple were running low on money and supplies. The winter of 1920 might be their last i...
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