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To the Bright Edge of the World
To the Bright Edge of the World | Eowyn Ivey
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.
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BookBosomed1
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ncsufoxes Glad it made there in a timely fashion (via the post office, not me that took forever) 4d
BookBosomed1 @ncsufoxes don‘t worry another second about it. 😃 4d
kellyann28 🎉🎉 3d
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ncsufoxes
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Pickpick

I liked this #lmbpc pick, although it took me a while to get into it & took me a lot longer than usual to get through a book. It was an interesting story that was very detailed about an expedition to explore the Alaskan territory. The story slightly touched upon the current struggle that many families must feel about preserving a culture (that many were taught for years was not acceptable) & navigating the modern world. #bookspin book

ncsufoxes @BookBosomed1 I will get this in the mail tomorrow & mail it priority to you. Sorry for the delay in getting this to you to read. 1w
BookBosomed1 @ncsufoxes No worries! 1w
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 1w
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sprainedbrain
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Pickpick

An excellent winter read for me… historical fiction perfectly combined with magical realism, mystery, adventure and a bit of romance, all with Ivey‘s fantastic writing. I loved the Alaskan wilderness setting, the characters in the 19th century timeline, and even the more modern-day storyline.

My most recent read for #LGP2E, heading for Scotland next. Great choice, @KimM ❤️

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️1/2

Also my #doublespin for January.

TheKidUpstairs I've got this one on the shelf! 1w
sprainedbrain @TheKidUpstairs I think you‘ll like it! 😉 1w
KimM Wow it‘s still out there! 1w
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Texreader
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#wondrouswednesday

1. Tagged. I had forgotten how much I loved this book. I need to reread it this winter.

2. Work less. For reasons out of my control, my workload doubled and I worked an insane number of hours in 2021. This is just not sustainable for another year for me as a human being. So I‘ve got to find a way to work less.

Want to join in? @Butterfinger @Catsandbooks @Jari-chan @mdm139 @Amiable @BookBabe @Nute @freeatlast1137

Catsandbooks I hope you get that work-life balance! ❤️ 3w
Eggs I‘m struggling with that too…😓😶 3w
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Cinfhen
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Thanks for the tag @BookDragonNotWorm 1. I‘m currently reading Bewilderment/ doing an audio-print combo 2. Favorite holiday movie is ELF with Will Ferrell (it never grows old) and I‘ve tagged my favorite snowy read❄️ #WeekendReads @rachelsbrittain

BookDragonNotWorm Elf is a great choice! 1mo
Megabooks The tagged book is so good! 4w
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#weekendreads @rachelsbrittain

1. I‘m probably going to start The Trees today for the #tob
2. Scrooged
3. One of my favorite books!

BarbaraBB Hey! It‘s so good to see you back here! I hope you‘re doing well and are here to stay! 1mo
Ruthiella The Trees was amazing. 1mo
thebluestocking @BarbaraBB Thank you! My plan is to stick around. I miss this community. 💙 1mo
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thebluestocking @Ruthiella I‘m excited to read it. I haven‘t read anything else by him. 💙 1mo
BarbaraBB I‘ve missed you and your reviews. Are you reading the #tob shortlist? The Trees is my favorite so far. 1mo
Jee_HookedOnBookz So happy to see you here again! Hope all's well! 1mo
thebluestocking @BarbaraBB I‘ve missed yours! I actually just selected Once There Were Wolves off my TBR pile because of your review. And yes! I‘m reading the #tob shortlist. I just finished The Trees and really liked it (disturbing though). 4w
thebluestocking @Jee_HookedOnBookz Thank you! I‘ve missed you. 💙 4w
Jee_HookedOnBookz Same here, Jessica! 💕 3w
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Laughterhp
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I totally just realized 2 books I read recently fit 2 #Booked2021 prompts! So now I‘m only 7 prompts behind!

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Jewish author and MC - The Matzah Ball

I doubt I‘ll finish anymore prompts but at this point, who knows!

Cinfhen Woohoo 🙌🏻 you never know…. And don‘t forget even if you don‘t read all the prompts, you still qualify for the quarterly drawing!!! 1mo
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Laughterhp
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Wow, I really enjoyed this book and am happy to read more of this author. I loved the format and writing of the book. I now need to visit Alaska, which I‘ve never wanted to do before. I don‘t want to say too much since it‘s my #LMPBC book.

I‘ll try to get this out in the mail next week.

Laughterhp #20in4 book 1 finished @Andrew65 2mo
JenReadsAlot I loved both of her books! 2mo
kellyann28 Oh this is exciting! I love Alaskan set novels! 2mo
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Laughterhp @JenReadsAlot I was hoping she had more than 2, so I‘ve read them both now. Now to impatiently wait to see if she writes anything else! 😂 2mo
JenReadsAlot I've been waiting... 2mo
Andrew65 Sounds great, well done 👏👏👏 2mo
Laughterhp @ncsufoxes I dropped this off at the post office today! It should get to you next Wednesday. 2mo
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StaceGhost
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I‘ve been devouring books lately 🤷‍♀️this one marks my fifth this week! Spent some time outside today & found these cool mushrooms 🍄 I love sharing these moments with this guy

EvieBee Five books his week?! That‘s awesome! 2mo
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nichollinlove
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Pickpick

Magical Realism + Historical Fiction is perfection when done right and this book is the perfect example. I just finished the audio and after seeing other reviews, realized that the print book has photographs and other additives that authenticate the story. I really feel like I would have been even more tied to this beautiful story if I had read it in print. I think this book will be my second ever reread. Ivey is an amazing storyteller.

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Prairiegirl_reading After I read (and loved) The Snow Child I ran out and bought this. It‘s been on my shelf ever since 😞 I think it‘s because if I read it there won‘t be anymore of her books to read for the first time. 4mo
nichollinlove @Prairiegirl_reading I had no idea she only had two books out until earlier today. I am in a similar state to Madeline Miller, just patiently awaiting a new title 😓 4mo
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Eggs This book sounds so good 10mo
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AllisonM89
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Pickpick

This may be one of my favorite books of all time. It's beautiful and absolute perfection. A collection of diary entries, letters, real and wondrous nature, and sacred mystery.

#bookspinbingo @TheAromaofBooks
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TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 12mo
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AllisonM89
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I will gladly read any book this author ever publishes. Her books are beautiful ❤️

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squirrelbrain
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This one started off quite slowly and, initially, I wasn‘t sure. Two or three chapters in, though, and I suddenly fell in love with this book.

I loved the different points of view, told through different historic diary entries and also current day letters following the diaries‘ discovery.

Thank you so much for sending this to me Rachel @rockpools - I adored it!

This was my #bookspin for November and I‘m so glad that it was!

Curiouser_and_curiouser Ooooohhhh, lovely! I have The Snow Child by her. I've read the first chapter. I'm looking forward to reading it and possibly explore more of her work. 1y
Hooked_on_books Yes! I loved this one! 1y
squirrelbrain @Curiouser_and_curiouser - they‘re quite different books, despite both being set in Alaska, but I loved them both! 1y
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TheAromaofBooks Yay!! I've been meaning to read this one for a while! 1y
Smarkies Great to see a new review of this one. I just purchased it 😁 1y
Curiouser_and_curiouser @squirrelbrain Awesome! I look forward to reading The Snow Child and see if I can hunt for this one throughout my travels 1y
SamAnne I loved this book. Beautifully done. 1y
squirrelbrain I hope you enjoy it! @Smarkies 1y
TrishB I enjoyed this one too 👍🏻 1y
Caroline2 Sounds great. Stacked. 😉 1y
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squirrelbrain
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It‘s cold and foggy outside, and the chimney sweep has been today, so it‘s time for the first fire of the season!

This is where you‘ll find me, cozied up on the sofa, for the next few hours / days / weeks/ months *delete as appropriate....

The book‘s great so far Rachel! 😘 @rockpools

TrishB Very cosy. Enjoy ❤️ 1y
JennyM Perfect spot🔥 1y
Cathythoughts Nice ❤️ 1y
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MicheleinPhilly *for remainder of the year* 1y
rockpools Ooh, that looks lovely! Glad you‘re enjoying so far 😊 1y
squirrelbrain Yes, exactly! @MicheleinPhilly 🤣 1y
Caroline2 I‘ve heard good things about this book and I loved The Snow Child. 👍 1y
squirrelbrain It‘s quite different to the Snow Child @Caroline2 ....so far anyway, but still great! 1y
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glitterkitty459
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Pickpick

This was a super interesting historical fiction book! I think the events in the book seemed so real because it was based on actual expeditions to Alaska.

It's written by the author of The Snow Child, and I really enjoyed the writing of that one. And this had a similar magical realism kind of feel to it.

(excuse the bargain sticker; it started ripping the cover when I tried peeling it off 🙃)

Content warnings in comments ⬇️

glitterkitty459 Trigger warnings: (potential spoiler) Miscarriage, mentions of suicide 1y
behudd This is definitely one of my best reads of this year! Such a good book! 1y
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Susanita
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Interesting story set in Alaska and PNW. #bright #boundtogetherjune

OriginalCyn620 Cool cover! 2y
behudd Loved this book! One of my favorites of 2020 so far! 2y
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MommyWantsToReadHerBook
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Breathtakingly beautiful. I loved all the different perspectives and material. Eowyn Ivey really has an amazing gift. ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

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I'm so glad that at least our apartments have a huge garden. I would have struggled if there was no green and nowhere for the kids to play, as we're not allowed to go to for walks. Really getting into this book now.

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ChaoticMissAdventures
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I had the book, & audio #bookspin w/ @TheAromaofBooks There is a cast of characters in the audio version & the physical book has maps, photos & drawings from Alaskan libraries & museums, & more graphic details that add to the experience.
All in all it was very well done.
I had a hard time concentrating due to the #pandemic but the story was interesting, & quick paced, it can be a muddled with the rapidly changing voices and such.

TheAromaofBooks Great review!!! 2y
ChaoticMissAdventures @TheAromaofBooks thanks for the game to push me to pick it up! 2y
TheAromaofBooks It's fun to see people either being super excited that they finally got around to reading their pick OR realizing they've put it off so long for a reason 😂 2y
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"Allen - Stay warm and safe in the Far North & don't let the polar bears get ahold of you."

??. A lovely letter from a brother.

#bookspin @TheAromaofBooks

TheAromaofBooks lol simple and to the point 😁 2y
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ChaoticMissAdventures
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Pandemic and now snow?
Taking a walk to my favorite coffee stop to give them money and get out of the house. Listening to an audio and glad I am not trekking through Alaska!

ChaoticMissAdventures Forgot to add this is my March #bookspin 😍 2y
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melissajayne
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4⭐️ I didn‘t know what to expect out the book but I really quite enjoyed it. I liked both of the main stories but enjoyed Sophie‘s story more that of her husband‘s. Excellent read. #2020 #bookstagram #litsyatoz #t #historicalfiction #epistolary #bookspin

TheAromaofBooks Great review!! This is one I keep hearing about and thinking about reading, but still haven't gotten to! 2y
melissajayne @TheAromaofBooks because it‘s done in epistolary form, it‘s easy to get through, despite the 400+ pages. It‘s a very good book. 2y
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melissajayne

Not even worth taking a photo of the graph of the 5 minutes I read #24b4monday

Enchanted_Bibliophile Don't feel alone ... We can start a club 😉 2y
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melissajayne
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How much I read yesterday #24b4monday

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Pamwurtzler
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#friyayintro on Saturday! Happy weekend!
1. Just the one
2. So good! And I‘ve not heard it mentioned anywhere.
3. Many - it was 🍕 & 🥗
4. 😂🦕🔑
5. ❤️❤️❤️

4thhouseontheleft Stacked 2️⃣! 2y
TheLibrarian Interesting emojis! 2y
Karkar @Pamwurtzler 🦕that is an interesting choice. 😃 2y
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melissajayne
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I totally forgot about this. Haven‘t been on a lot lately due to anxiety issues. But I‘ll be working on the book tagged. #24b4monday @SumisBooks @Andrew65 @jb72

Andrew65 Pleased to have you with us, sending positive thoughts your way. 😊 2y
melissajayne @Andrew65 thanks 😊 2y
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behudd
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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ What a beautiful, fantastic book! Everything Ivey wrote felt real, to the point where I Googled the characters just to make sure this was purely fiction. You feel their love, pain, and exhaustion. You can see the landscape of wilderness Alaska and the Native people they encounter. The book is all told through letters, diary entries, & photographs, and I loved every minute of reading it. Highly recommend!

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melissajayne
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The book that #bookspin has chosen for me. Am looking forward to it. Will start it later today.

Penny_LiteraryHoarders Really liked this one!! 2y
TheAromaofBooks Oh man, I've been hearing about this book forever and still haven't read it! I'll look forward to hearing what you think. 2y
melissajayne @Penny_LiteraryHoarders I read the flap and it sounds really good. 2y
melissajayne @TheAromaofBooks I have too! Bought it on sale through ChaptersIndigo Christmas 2018. 2y
Penny_LiteraryHoarders @melissajayne 👍 hope you enjoy it!! 2y
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I am curious about the black leather journal that you included. It‘s not identified in any way, but I can tell it‘s not your great-uncle‘s #handwriting. It is mostly filled with mapping and weather data, but there are also more personal entries—sketches and poetry. Do you know who this belonged to? #QuotsyJan20

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Texreader
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Late to the show here because

1. I was sick with a stomach ailment I‘ve been battling for months. Not my fave way of starting 2020

2. Tagged

3. @TheAromaofBooks @tdrosebud So glad to have these new followers!

@Eggs #wondrouswednesday

TrishB Hope you‘re on the mend soon ❤️ 2y
Texreader @TrishB Thank you! 2y
Butterfinger I hate that. I hope you feel better soon. 2y
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rockpools Hope you‘re feeling better. And wasn‘t To the Bright Edge just wonderful? 2y
Eggs May your battle soon cease 💗 (edited) 2y
Susanita Ugh. I hope you feel better soon. 2y
TheAromaofBooks Ohno I hope you feel better soon!! 2y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I hope you feel better soon ❤️ 2y
readordierachel Hope you're feeling better! 2y
Texreader @TrishB @butterfinger @rachelo @eggs @Susanita @thearomaofbooks @alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @readordierachel Thank you for the Litsy love! Today I got results of first tests I‘ve been undergoing and we have a preliminary diagnosis. More tests over the next few weeks but the good news is if this diagnosis is correct and there aren‘t more serious issues (biopsy is scheduled), it can be cured! I‘m so excited! ❤️ 2y
TrishB Brilliant 👍🏻 2y
Eggs Oh wonderful! Great news! 2y
TheAromaofBooks Oh my goodness, I can't imagine the relief! Hope you keep going the right direction!! 2y
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Avanders
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Woke up in the middle of the night.. couldn‘t sleep.. finished Finding Christmas.. realized it was Christmas Eve... and #Jolabokaflod!

Thank you so much Susan for such a perfect winter pick and such yummy chocolates!! Happy Jólabókaflód!! ❄️?❄️?❄️ @Zelma PS that homemade card is everything. ♥️

I love the #jolabokaflodswap so much. Thank you @MaleficentBookDragon for hosting it again this year! ♥️♥️ (will open 2nd one later ☺️)

Texreader Oooh! You got what was probably my fave book of the year!! Happy day!! 2y
Zelma I am so glad you like everything! 😁 I just led a card making workshop at my library so I was thrilled to put my new skills to good use. And those sloths are my favorite. 😆 Happy Jolabokaflod! 2y
Avanders @Zelma oh that‘s awesome!! Happy Jólabókaflód! ?♥️ 2y
Avanders @Texreader I can‘t wait to read it! ♥️🎄 2y
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Texreader
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What a gorgeous, enchanting, extraordinary, heartbreaking, joyous book! Col. and Mrs Forrester‘s diaries and other ephemera tell the story of his travels through Alaska territory in 1885, and her life while she awaited his return. A 19th century travelogue of sorts, and an equally enchanting story of the descendant who inherited the Forrester diaries and artifacts. If only they had really lived, I‘d fly to see the museum of their collections! 5⭐️

Cinfhen Beautiful review and such a stunning book 2y
Texreader @Cinfhen Thank you! 2y
Crazeedi Sounds like an awesome read!! 2y
Texreader @Crazeedi It was fantastic. So glad I read it. A very quick read for me probably because it was so good. Loved it. 2y
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Book coincidence! This from the tagged book, while the mc in How to Stop Time talked about playing Greensleeves on his lute, and its inappropriate subject matter. I had to google it to understand the alleged vulgarity. And my innocence is shot: I always thought it a sweet lovely song and especially the Christmas song to the same tune. Now I cannot hear it without thinking why someone‘s sleeves might be green. 😊

GingerAntics Wait, what?! *runs to google* 2y
Texreader @GingerAntics I can always count on you to be awake at 2 am and on Litsy! 2y
GingerAntics I‘ve got nothing. What I read said it might be about a prostitute, but the lyrics negate that idea. It‘s probably to do with green in heraldry, which symbolised truth and fidelity. 🤷🏼‍♀️ 2y
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GingerAntics I just finished Snowdonia 1890. If you‘ve got Amazon Prime Video, I highly recommend it. I found it looking for documentaries on Welsh history. No documentaries, but this crazy Welsh reality show was a joy. lol 2y
Texreader @GingerAntics Yes it‘s a reference to prostitutes rolling in the grass. 🤣 Whether true or not,, it‘s a hoot that too widely different books refer to it in this way. Yes I have prime. I‘ll have to check it out. 2y
GingerAntics That is interesting that you‘ve managed to land on two books, simultaneously that both reference it with the nod to the prostitution angle. Hm. I wonder if that was a Victorian addition that ignored the rest of the lyrics and just labelled her a working girl. lol 2y
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I found this map illustrated for the tagged book on the internet. It is a fictional map based on the story. I cannot wait to get the book (in addition to the ebook I‘m reading now), so I can see all of the illustrations and photos, etc other than on my small screen.

Bookwormjillk Beautiful 2y
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Texreader
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Postcard. Hope it‘s not foreshadowing

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I love the mc Sophie Forrester in the book and I would feel the same way she does, anger at how many of the officers‘ wives are treated this way by their husbands! I get angry just thinking about it. 😡

rockpools Loved this book 🦅 2y
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Excerpted from the tagged book on how to avoid miscarriage.

Could this possibly be truly from a 1743 book??

GingerAntics That sounds absolutely mad! That could actually be from a book of that period. 2y
SamAnne She creates some of the “historical” pieces and includes some real ones. Or that is my understand. Such a wonderful and inventive book! 2y
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This is such a cool ebook, with photos and maps and told from diaries, letters, newspaper clippings etc. I‘m loving it. I wonder if the IRL version is as stunning as I guess it to be. I think an investigatory trip to a bookstore is in order. I may have to get a real version if it‘s what I expect.

Cinfhen Yes!!! Physical book is a beauty inside and out!!! One of my favorite reads in recent years!!! 2y
Texreader @Cinfhen Well that does it! I must have a copy! Thank you!! 😘 2y
SamAnne Loved it too! 2y
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Set in 1885, Col. Allen‘s wife is thrilled to be going on the first part of her husband‘s expedition in Alaska but her fellow officer wives don‘t agree.

“Leave it to the men to throw themselves off the face of the earth. They are quite adept at it by themselves.”

Sorry guys but this was hilarious. 🤣

Libby1 I loved this book. 2y
CoffeeCatsBooks 😂😂 2y
GingerAntics This is a fair point. Let the men destroy themselves. Us women will keep civilisation going just fine on our own. lol (edited) 2y
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Texreader
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This is the next ebook I‘ve chosen to read having had some breathing room since finishing Still Alice. It‘s long been on my tbr list and looks amazing.

Megabooks It so good! 2y
Redwritinghood Loved this one! 2y
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Cinfhen
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Eowyn Ivey really knows how to capture a #WinterTheme with her evocative and atmospheric novels ❄️☃️❄️☃️ I absolutely loved the tagged book!!! A story of love and isolation set in the Alaskan wilderness. #NamasteNovember

merelybookish I also loved the tag book! Historical fiction at its best, imo! 2y
LeeRHarry I loved the Snow Child but haven‘t read this one yet 😊 2y
TrishB Loved this too 👍🏻 2y
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Eggs Well done❄️💗❄️ 2y
JenReadsAlot Loved these books! 2y
Nute Lovely post! I enjoy Eowyn Ivey‘s writing. It is lush and atmospheric! 2y
Cinfhen Lush is the perfect word @Nute I wasn‘t too crazy about The Snow Child but she did manage to convey that sense of enchantment and dread beautifully @JenReadsAlot @eggs @LeeRHarry @merelybookish @TrishB 2y
jillrhudy Need to try this one; loved 2y
Cinfhen I thought tagged book was excellent @jillrhudy but read the physical book. There are visuals included in book that you‘ll miss on audio. 2y
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Texreader
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Well this is a no-brainer. I‘m buying this one!

Redwritinghood One of my favorite books! 2y
quietjenn It's excellent! 2y
Texreader @Redwritinghood @quietjenn So good to hear it! I‘m very excited about this one. Thanks! 2y
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Macnjen
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Lovely read about a couple and an Alaskan expedition. The expedition is based on true events and it's written in partially epistolary form, which I love. Great imagery and lovely writing; I recommend this read.

Megabooks Agreed! 3y
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Current read; I like it so far! Exploring Alaska will be fun!

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ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled
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Excellent book!
Alaska, late 1800s, correspondence/diary entries between Col Allen Forrester, on expedition in Alaska, and his pregnant wife, Sophie, who‘s back at the Vancouver barracks.
I listened to the audio, which is very well done, but be sure to look at the book as well as it has illustrations and photographs. ❤️❤️❤️

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Your sunflower 🌻💗 mine are being slooowww!!! 3y
TrishB Enjoyed this one too 👍🏻 3y
ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks It‘s taken a while, but they finally made it! The one in the photo is around 7‘ tall, I think 😯 3y
Suet624 I really liked this one too. 3y
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#audioknitting !!
Trying to get this scarf done for my daughter before she leaves for Alaska.
And this audiobook is perfect!

RealLifeReading Pretty scarf! 3y
saresmoore Perfect pairing! 3y
ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled @RealLifeReading Thanks! I love the color! 3y
ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled @saresmoore Yes! Quite atmospheric for my Alaska scarf - Puts me in the perfect mood 👍 3y
LeahBergen I love that colour! 3y
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jlondon1963
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Historical adventure set in 1885 Alaska and present day with an old timer passing along a trunk of goods and a diary passed down through the family. He sends the diary to a tiny museum in Alaska hoping to find a home for it and the other items. He and the museum curator a native of the area correspond as they read their way through the wilds of Alaska that were set down in the diary.

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Finished early hours this morning as I couldn‘t get to sleep!! Great read, enjoyed the history, place and characters 👍🏻 lovely read.
Work now, on no sleep 😔

RadicalReader Beautiful book cover don‘t think I‘d ever open the book just because of how pretty the cover is 3y
BarbaraBB Great review. I really want to read this one too after unexpectedly loving 3y
Cathythoughts Sounds interesting 👍🏻♥️must take a closer look at this one 3y
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Libby1 This was one of the best books I read last year. It‘s gorgeous. 3y
TrishB @RadicalReader it is lovely ❤️ 3y
TrishB @BarbaraBB I have that one too, will give it a go sometime! 3y
TrishB @Cathythoughts I really enjoyed it 👍🏻 3y
TrishB @Libby1 it‘s a lovely read ❤️ 3y
mdhughes72 Picked this up at the Anchorage airport and it was such a great read. I‘d never heard of the author but now she‘s on my list of authors to watch. 3y
TrishB @mdhughes72 that‘s a fitting place to pick it up! 👍🏻 3y
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