To The Bright Edge of the World by Eowyn Ivey

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Read To The Bright Edge of the World Online Free - Set again in the Alaskan landscape that she bought to stunningly vivid life in THE SNOW CHILD, Eowyn Ivey's new novel is a breathtaking story of discovery and adventure, set at the end of the nineteenth century, and of a marriage tested by a closely held secret.

Colonel Allen Forrester receives the commission of a lifetime when he is charged to navigate Alaska's hitherto impassable Wolverine River, with only a small group of men. The Wolverine is the key to opening up Alaska and its huge reserves of gold to the outside world, but previous attempts have ended in tragedy.

For Forrester, the decision to accept this mission is even more difficult, as he is only recently married to Sophie, the wife he had perhaps never expected to find. Sophie is pregnant with their first child, and does not relish the prospect of a year in a military barracks while her husband embarks upon the journey of a lifetime. She has genuine cause to worry about her pregnancy, and it is with deep uncertainty about what their future holds that she and her husband part.

A story shot through with a darker but potent strand of the magic that illuminated THE SNOW CHILD, and with the sweep and insight that characterised Rose Tremain's The Colour, this new novel from Pulitzer Prize finalist Eowyn Ivey singles her out as a major literary talent.

Title : To The Bright Edge of the World
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ISBN : 0316242853
Edition Language : English
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 432 pages


Angela M rated it ★★★★☆

September 03, 2016

I wanted to read this book because The Snow Child is such a beautifully told story and Ivey's writing is so captivating . Although this one is a very different kind of story, it is gripping and beautiful as well and told in a unique way. It's a different kind of narrative consisting of journal en...

Paromjit rated it ★★★★★

November 02, 2016

This is an enthralling and atmospheric historical novel set in late nineteenth century Alaska. The narrative takes the form of interwoven articles, photographs, journals, diary, letters etc.. There are three different storylines. Recently married Colonel Allen Forrester is entrusted to map the im...

Pouting rated it ★★★★☆

June 12, 2017

I didn't expect to like this book as much as I did because the premise makes it seem like it's going to be slow and tedious but wow I was so drawn into the story when I actually started reading it. The writing was fantastic and I enjoyed all the characters. Sophie was particularly enjoyable for m...

Cheri rated it ★★★★★

October 17, 2016

I’ve finished the pages, closed my kindle, and yet, I still feel held in this otherworldly moment, unwilling to rejoin “this” world that is my real life. Even that seems untrue, because this story feels so real, it’s hard to believe that any part of this is fictional, not real. Eowyn Ivey’s novel...

Linda rated it ★★★★★

February 06, 2017

How is it that we tell a story? The best of them are true extensions of the human spirit relayed through journals, diaries, letters, photos, and the like. It's the hand that grips us tightly and takes us deeply into the experiential catacombs of another. Oh, Eowyn Ivey does it so well as she did wi...

Larry rated it ★★★★★

November 08, 2016

Eowyn Ivey is one of those rare authors whose talent shines brightly when they are capturing small, quiet moments, as well as dramatic occurrences. Her first book, The Snow Child , was an absolute wonder, and it made my list of the best books I read in 2012. In her new book, To the Bright Edge...

Diane S ☔ rated it ★★★★☆

July 24, 2016

When Colonel Forrester leaves from the army barracks in Vancouver, he is charged with exploring the Wolverine River in the newly acquired territory of Alaska. He leaves behind his wife, Sophie. As he blazes a trail in the wilderness, filled with tribes of different Indians, horrific snowstorms, l...

Amalia rated it ★★★★☆

March 27, 2017

''I once thought to kill myself so that I would no longer wander through a fog such as this. How could it be any greater crime than that which I have already faced, committed, failed to undo? Yet I am a coward.'' I had included To the Bright Edge of the World on my list, long before I know of Iv...

Bam rated it ★★★★★

January 07, 2018

Note: rereading for my library's book club. It was chosen at my recommendation so I am hoping they will love it as much as I did! I fell totally head-over-heels in love with this book! Through NetGalley, I've been fortunate enough to read several books being published this year with advanced reade...

Jen rated it ★★★★☆

September 18, 2016

This is a put on the fire, heat up some hot chocolate and wrap yourself in a warm fluffy blanket kind of read. It is slow paced, atmospheric, detailed, an exchange of letters. The year is 1885. Allen Forrester is on an expedition traversing the Alaskan wilderness with a small group of men to map o...

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