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Bring your lunch if you'd like and join the lively conversation about the library's monthly book choice. December's title is the 2020 Whatcom READS selection To the Bright Edge of the World by Eowyn Ivey.

This is a Whatcom READS event.

Ivey's highly anticipated second novel, following The Snow Child (2012), is again set in the wilds of her native Alaska. She portrays a fictional 1885 expedition, led by Colonel Allen Forrester of the U.S. Army, into the newly acquired Alaska Territory to map the area's rivers and gather information about the Native populations. By means of the colonel's journal entries and letters between him and his wife, Sophie, who remains at the Vancouver barracks, Ivey deftly draws the reader into the perils of the journey.

LINK TO THE BOOK:
https://wcls.bibliocommons.com/item/show/229335150

Available as book, eBook, downloadable audiobook, audiobook CD, Large Print book, and Pre-loaded Audiobook.

WHATCOM READS
The annual literary happening invites Whatcom County neighbors to read or listen to the same book and then come together to discuss and celebrate its themes and the joy of reading at lively, free public gatherings at WCLS libraries and partner locations across the county.

This year's book, "To the Bright Edge of the World," by Eowyn Ivey is set in the first decades after the United States purchased the Alaska Territory. This atmospheric, transporting tale of adventure, love, and survival features rich descriptions of the Alaskan wild and a fascinating glimpse at the burgeoning fields of naturalism and photography in the late 19th century.

For more information about Whatcom READS, please visit www.whatcomreads.org. Author events with Eowyn Ivey will take place from Thursday, March 5 through Saturday, March 7 throughout Whatcom County.

Whatcom READS is presented by all the public and academic libraries in Whatcom County and Village Books. We are grateful for our funding sponsors, Friends of the Bellingham Public Library and Whatcom County Library Foundation, and for the support of numerous community partners.

Date:
Friday, Dec 20 2019 Show more dates
Time:
1:00pm - 2:30pm
Location:
Blaine Meeting Room
Campus:
Blaine
Categories:
  Adults     Book Discussion  

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