Friday, January 20, 2017

Five marvelous big, engrossing books

At B&N Reads Jenny Shank tagged five "big, engrossing books to get buried under when it’s cold and blustery outside," including:
To The Bright Edge of the World, by Eowyn Ivey

Eowyn Ivey’s debut, Pulitzer Prize finalist The Snow Child, would make a great read for a snowbound weekend. But if the blizzard is really intense, you’re going to need even more to read, and her new historical adventure novel clocks in at 432 pages. Ivey tells the story of a colonel charged with leading a mission into Alaska’s interior in 1885, when it was uncharted. She alternates his journal entries with those of his spirited, intelligent, photography-loving wife, left behind while he leads the group into the wilderness. Fans of Ivey’s magical realism won’t be disappointed with her latest, in which geese become women and women become fog.
Read about another entry on the list.

--Marshal Zeringue