Wednesday, July 05, 2017

Fourteen top books about the Arctic and Antarctica

At Read It Forward, Abbe Wright tagged fourteen top books about the Arctic and Antarctica, including:
The Last Continent by Midge Raymond

This dazzling literary debut novel is the story of Deb Gardener who is at home on the ice of Antarctica. Every season, she returns to study penguins and finds solace in the loneliness of the ice. But when a terrible accident occurs and a tourist cruise ship is in distress--and Deb discovers the man she loves is on board--everything changes in an instant. This is a gorgeous exploration of life, loss, and loneliness with vivid and evocative descriptions of life on the ice.
The Page 69 Test: My Last Continent.
South Pole Station by Ashley Shelby

This novel is set at Amundsen-Scott, a research station located at the South Pole. Cooper Gosling has just signed up to spend a year at the Pole through the National Science Foundation's Artists and Writers Grant, and she has no idea what she's gotten herself into. The book focuses on the quirky personalities that are attracted to life in such a remote place of the Earth, rather than the Antarctic continent itself, but it's an entertaining look at what it's like to live in a place where the Sun doesn't rise for half the year.
Read about another entry on the list.

--Marshal Zeringue