Eowyn Ivey

Watermark Books & Cafe will host Eowyn Ivey for an author talk and signing of To the Bright Edge of the World on Tuesday, Sept. 19 at 6:00 p.m. 

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Washington Post Notable Book of 2016
A Goodreads Choice Award Nominee
Library Journal Top 10 Book of 2016
A BookPage Best Book of 2016

An atmospheric, transporting tale of adventure, love, and survival from the bestselling author of The Snow Child, finalist for the Pulitzer Prize.

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.

About the Author


Eowyn Ivey's debut novel, The Snow Child, was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize and an international bestseller published in twenty-six languages. A former bookseller and newspaper reporter, Eowyn was raised in Alaska and continues to live there with her husband and two daughters.

Event date: 
Tuesday, September 19, 2017 - 6:00pm
Event address: 
4701 E Douglas Ave
Wichita, KS 67218
To the Bright Edge of the World Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780316242837
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Back Bay Books - August 29th, 2017

The Snow Child Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9780316175661
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Published: Reagan Arthur Books - November 6th, 2012

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