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The Resource To the Bright Edge of the World [electronic resource] : A Novel/

To the Bright Edge of the World [electronic resource] : A Novel/

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To the Bright Edge of the World [electronic resource] : A Novel/
Title
To the Bright Edge of the World [electronic resource] : A Novel/
Statement of responsibility
Eowyn Ivey
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Language
eng
Summary
-- The Snow Child In the winter of 1885, decorated war hero Colonel Allen Forrester leads a small band of men on an expedition that has been deemed impossible: to venture up the Wolverine River and pierce the vast, untamed Alaska Territory. Leaving behind Sophie, his newly pregnant wife, Colonel Forrester records his extraordinary experiences in hopes that his journal will reach her if he doesn't return--once he passes beyond the edge of the known world, there's no telling what awaits him. The Wolverine River Valley is not only breathtaking and forbidding but also terrifying in ways that the colonel and his men never could have imagined. As they map the territory and gather information on the native tribes, whose understanding of the natural world is unlike anything they have ever encountered, Forrester and his men discover the blurred lines between human and wild animal, the living and the dead. And while the men knew they would face starvation and danger, they cannot escape the sense that some greater, mysterious force threatens their lives. Meanwhile, on her own at Vancouver Barracks, Sophie chafes under the social restrictions and yearns to travel alongside her husband. She does not know that the winter will require as much of her as it does her husband, that both her courage and faith will be tested to the breaking point. Can her exploration of nature through the new art of photography help her to rediscover her sense of beauty and wonder? The truths that Allen and Sophie discover over the course of that fateful year change both of their lives--and the lives of those who hear their stories long after they're gone--forever
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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  • Loan Stars Favourites, 2016.
  • Library Journal Best Books, 2016
  • ALA Notable Book, 2017.
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10496991
Cataloging source
BT
Dewey number
813
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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Target audience
adult
Label
To the Bright Edge of the World [electronic resource] : A Novel/
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Publication
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THREE_M:kq42c89
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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Isbn
9780316365598
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Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
To the Bright Edge of the World [electronic resource] : A Novel/
Publication
Control code
THREE_M:kq42c89
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9780316365598
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk

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