From the Publisher
"Astonishing adventure....Combines the grace of fiction with the power of history." -THE NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW
"A compelling story... deserves a place...next to great adventure books such as KON TIKI and...CALL OF THE WILD." -William Breyfogle, MILWAUKEE JOURNAL
"What a movie this book make...a literary adventure like no other." -Margaret Mironowicz, TORONTO GLOVE AND MAIL
"A profound character-driven work of history and biography that reads like a first-rate novel." -Howard Frank Mosher, author of DISAPPEARNCES AND NORTHERN BORDERS
"The story surprises and delights. The book is a solid joy." -Annie Dillard, author of PILGRIM AT TINKER CREEK
This book recounts the intertwined fates of three expeditions to Labrador at the turn of the century. In 1903 Leonidas Hubbard, Dillon Wallace, and George Easton mounted an overland trek that was eventually defeated by weather, terrain, and poor preparation. Hubbard perished. Seeking to vindicate her husband, Minna Hubbard set out to replicate the failed journey with the help of Easton, even as Wallace planned a similar attempt. The authors reconstruct the stories of the first expedition and its vying successors from the participants' journals and diaries, and use some fictional devices. An unusual tale based on historical fact, this should enjoy a wide audience.
Jerry Maioli, Western Library Network, Olympia, WA