The Resource To the bright edge of the world : a novel, Eowyn Ivey

To the bright edge of the world : a novel, Eowyn Ivey

Label
To the bright edge of the world : a novel
Title
To the bright edge of the world
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Eowyn Ivey
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In the winter of 1885, decorated war hero Colonel Allen Forrester leads an exploratory expedition up the Wolverine River and into the vast, untamed Alaska Territory. Leaving behind Sophie, his newly pregnant wife, Forrester records his extraordinary experiences in hopes that his journal will reach her if he doesn't return. As they map the territory and gather information on native tribes, whose understanding of the natural world is unlike anything they have ever encountered, Forrester and his team can't escape the sense that some great, mysterious force threatens their lives. Meanwhile, in Vancouver, Sophie chafes under the social restrictions of a pregnant woman on her own, and yearns to travel alongside her husband. She, too, explores nature, through the new art of photography, unaware that the coming winter will test her own courage and faith to the breaking point. --
Summary
Leaving his wife, Sophie, behind in the Vancouver barracks, U.S. Army Colonel Allen Forrester embarks on an expedition to map the interior of the newly acquired Alaska Territory. As Forrester and his crew venture into the wilderness, encountering danger, hardship, and astounding natural beauty, free-spirited Sophie chafes against the restrictions placed upon military spouses, recording her experiences in her diary. With its sympathetic characters and lyrical depictions of the 19th-century American frontier, this historical epistolary novel may appeal to fans of Diane Smith's Letters from Yellowstone and Pictures from an Expedition. -- Description by Gillian Speace
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Writing style
Award
  • Loan Stars Favourites, 2016.
  • Library Journal Best Books, 2016
  • ALA Notable Book, 2017.
Assigning source
adapted from book jacket
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10496991
Cataloging source
TXN
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Ivey, Eowyn
Dewey number
813/.6
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3609.V54
LC item number
T6 2016b
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Scientific expeditions
  • Frontier and pioneer life
  • Indians of North America
  • Pregnant women
  • Photography
  • Alaska
Target audience
adult
Label
To the bright edge of the world : a novel, Eowyn Ivey
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
953698999
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
417 pages
Isbn
9780316242851
Lccn
2015953904
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
Label
To the bright edge of the world : a novel, Eowyn Ivey
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
953698999
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
417 pages
Isbn
9780316242851
Lccn
2015953904
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)

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