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Eowyn Ivey's first novel, The Snow Child, was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in fiction and an international bestseller. Her newest novel To the Bright Edge of the World will be released August 2, 2016. Eowyn was raised in Alaska and continues to live there with her husband and two daughters.

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Eowyn Ivey What a fun coincidence! To be honest, although there were trading agents in Alaska at that time, I invented the specific character and randomly chose…moreWhat a fun coincidence! To be honest, although there were trading agents in Alaska at that time, I invented the specific character and randomly chose his name. I can't remember how I came across it. Sometimes I leaf through a phone book when I'm searching for a character name, other times I pick names off the spines of my research books. I wish I could remember how I found it -- but thank you for the great question!(less)
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I’ve had a few readers ask about my book tour plans, so I wanted to share what I know so far. Hope to see some of you along the trail!


August 2: Book release party for To the Bright Edge of the World, organized by Fireside Books. Palmer Train Depot, Alaska. 6:30 p.m.

August 3: Village Books Reading and Signing, 7pm PT

Village Books (Fairhaven Location, Readings Gallery)1...

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“We never know what is going to happen, do we? Life is always throwing us this way and that. That’s where the adventure is. Not knowing where you’ll end up or how you’ll fare. It’s all a mystery, and when we say any different, we’re just lying to ourselves. Tell me, when have you felt most alive?”
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“In my old age, I see that life itself is often more fantastic and terrible than the stories we believed as children, and that perhaps there is no harm in finding magic among the trees.”
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“We are allowed to do that, are we not Mabel? To invent our own endings and choose joy over sorrow?”
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