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Northernmost

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Northernmost by Peter Geye
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Jul 20, 2021 | ISBN 9780525565352

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“Engaging and memorable. . . . The language is lyrical and often poetic, almost sounding as if Mary Shelley herself had come back to describe the frozen north.” San Francisco Chronicle 

“Geye imbues isolating bleakness with a perverse beauty . . . Geye captures winter so well in its physical and emotional consequences. That this can leave a reader with a bit of a chill in both body and soul is a considered risk.” Minneapolis Star Tribune 

“An Odyssean tale. . . . Masterful.” Houston Chronicle

“We might as well give Peter Geye the Nobel Prize for winter, or declare him the poet laureate of snow. For no other writer so skillfully captures landscapes of glacier and tundra—both their bleakness and their particular beauty. To read him is to feel the ache of a blizzard on your skin. But in Northernmost, he has also given us an exhilarating tale of adventure and love and heartache and faith, a story of overcoming the most trying ordeals imaginable. Partly a tale of heroic survival, partly a meticulously researched history, and partly an epic romance, Northernmost is, most of all, a beautiful, big-hearted, triumphant novel.” —Nathan Hill, author of The Nix

Northernmost fascinated me with its frozen landscapes and Arctic winters, and it warmed me with the tenderness of its storytelling and humanity of its characters. Peter Geye has written a tremendously satisfying family saga about the tenacity of love amid the unpredictable, ungovernable forces that act on our lives.” —Maggie Shipstead, author of Great Circle

“A study of marriage and family across time and geographies. . . . Northernmost is rich in history, adventure, and love.” —Kao Kalia Yang, author of The Song Poet

“Peter Geye may well be the William Faulkner of the North Country.” —William Kent Krueger, author of This Tender Land

“A marvel of storytelling.” —Tom Franklin, author of Crooked Letter, Crooked Letter

“Evocative. . . . [A] literary yet action-packed novel that weaves together two stories, separated by a century.” Historical Novel Society

“Impressive. . . . A memorable, powerful tale of endurance and ancestral connection.” Publishers Weekly

“Breathtaking. . . . A beautiful ode to the enduring human spirit.” BookPage (starred review)

“Elegant . . . Geye artfully spans 120 years of the Eide family’s story.” —Kirkus Reviews (starred review) 

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