This book has something for everyone. Sure, it is a grand love story, and by definition, it is historical fiction, but it is also a roaring adventure tale. Told through log entries, diaries, and letters, everything we experience is told through the eyes of one of the characters, rather than by an omniscient narrator. The readers speak clearly and perform their characters well.
To the Bright Edge of the World is a wonderful book. Listening to the audiobook was a challenge because the narration changes so often between characters, places, and times, but the readers were excellent, and the book drew me in and on enough that it worked for me.
I cannot comment on the narration of this book because I read it myself. Old school I know. But I had to write a review on how much I enjoyed this book. It takes a while to get used to the format but once you get used to it, it's an entirely gripping story. I was totally intrigued!
Eowyn Ivey is the author of To the Bright Edge of the World and The Snow Child, her debut novel. The Snow Child, was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize and an international bestseller published in twenty-six languages. Ivey earned her BA in journalism and creative writing from Western Washington University and studied creative nonfiction at the University of Alaska. She is a founding member of 49 Writers, Alaska's first statewide writing center, and lives in her native Alaska with her husband and two daughters.