Minneapolis author Peter Geye has been one of our favorite authors and one of our biggest supporters since we opened our door in 2010. While were disappointed to cancel this in-person event back in April, we are thrilled to be offering you a chance to meet Peter online and learn all about the final journey for the Eide Family.
1897, Odd Einar Eide returns home from a near-death experience in the Arctic only to discover his own funeral underway. His wife, Inger, stunned to see him alive, is slow to warm back up to him, having spent many sleepless nights convinced she had lost both him and their daughter, Thea, who traveled to America two years earlier but has yet to send even a single letter back to them in Hammerfest, their small Norwegian town at the top of the earth.
More than a century later, Greta Nansen has finally begun to admit to herself that her marriage is over. Desperately unhappy and unfulfilled, she makes the decision to follow her husband from their home in Minnesota to Oslo, where he has traveled for work, to end it once and for all. But on impulse, for reasons unknown even to her, she diverts her travels to Hammerfest: the town of her ancestors, the town where her great-great-grandmother Thea was born-and for some reason never returned to.
A TIMELESS TALE: Northernmost explores universal themes-of identity, family, the nature of love and obligation-that will appeal to general readers and book clubs everywhere. Half historical fiction, half contemporary marital drama, Northernmost offers a masterful supply of adventure and heart-stopping suspense on ice floes closer to the North Pole than anywhere else, complete with deathly-cold water, near-starvation, and a marauding bear. Talk about something for every kind of serious reader.