Escape to the wilds of Alaska…To the Bright Edge of the World is a tale of love, exploration, and magic realism, relayed by the author with convincing layers of diary entries, letters, and public hearings.The atmosphere is so realistic one might be tempted to Google the places the author describes – only to find that they are totally of her own making. Fortunately, this makes the story all the more beautiful. This novel is not only a nod to Alaska’s vast history but a love letter to those who had the depth of courage to move there and explore its wild lands.
-Contributed by Karen A.
“An epic adventure story that seems heir to the tradition of Melville’s own sweeping and ambitious literary approach to the age-old struggle of humans versus nature…an absorbing and high-stakes read.” – Kathleen Rooney, The Miami Herald
“An exceptionally well-turned adventure tale…Heartfelt, rip-snorting storytelling.” –Kirkus (Starred Review)
“A stunning and intriguing novel combining the epic adventurous sweep of Alaska with minutely beautifully observed details–the reader finishes it wiser and richer.” – Rosamund Lupton, author of Sister and The Quality of Silence
“All the pleasures of a great novel are here–the well-crafted sentence, the deft pacing, the compelling plot, and characters that we care passionately about. Add to those already significant achievements a few eerie hints of the supernatural, some nail-biting mystery/thriller drama, the understanding that’s gained from historically accurate details, and the endorphin rush of a love story…How can one novel contain such richness? Eowyn Ivey is a wonder.” – Tom Franklin, author of Crooked Letter, Crooked Letter