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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)1200 11th Street, Bellingham, WA 98225


August 5: Powell’s Book...98225


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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 his name. I can't remember how I came across it. Sometimes I leaf through a phone book when I'm s... See Full Answer
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Catherine Thank you for responding. It could have been either of those. I have cousins that still live in Alaska & my uncle wrote several books about his ex ...more
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Eowyn Ivey Oh wow -- I have Will Troyer's "Into Brown Bear Country" sitting right here on my desk. Is that your uncle? It's a fantastic book! And probably where ...more
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Catherine Yes, that's my uncle's book. How funny!
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More of Eowyn's books…
“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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Looks like our August genre will be literary/general fiction. Vote for your choice. Last day to vote will be Sunday, July 12.

The Snow Child The Snow Child by Eowyn Ivey Eowyn Ivey
 
  4 votes, 50.0%

Cutting for Stone Cutting for Stone  by Abraham Verghese Abraham Verghese
 
  3 votes, 37.5%

Bel Canto Bel Canto by Ann Patchett Ann Patchett
 
  1 vote, 12.5%

The Invisible Circus The Invisible Circus by Jennifer Egan Jennifer Egan
 
  0 votes, 0.0%

Snowflower and the Secret Fan Snowflower and the Secret Fan by Lisa See Lisa See
 
  0 votes, 0.0%

A Thousand Acres A Thousand Acres by Jane Smiley Jane Smiley
 
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