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Author Penney, Stef, author.

Title Under a pole star / Stef Penney.

Publication Info. New York : Quercus, 2017.


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Description 580 pages : map ; 24 cm
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Summary A whaler's daughter, Flora Mackie first crossed the Arctic Circle at the age of twelve and fell in love with the cold and unforgiving terrain. In 1889, she sets out to become a scientist and explorer. Despite those who believe that a young woman has no place in this harsh world of men, her determination leads her back to northern Greenland at the head of a British expedition. Yearning for wider horizons, American geologist Jakob de Beyn joins a rival expedition led by the furiously driven Lester Armitage. When the path of Flora's expedition meets theirs, the three lives become intertwined. All are obsessed with the north, a place where violent extremes exist side by side: perpetual night and endless day; frozen seas and coastal meadows; heroism and lies. Armitage's ruthless desire to be the true leader of polar discovery takes him and his men on a mission whose tragic outcome will reverberate for years to come.
Subject Explorers -- Fiction.
Women explorers -- Fiction.
Arctic regions -- Discovery and exploration -- Fiction.
Greenland -- Discovery and exploration -- Fiction.
Genre/Form Historical fiction.
Other Form: Online version: Penney, Stef. Under a pole star. New York : Quercus, 2017 9781681441153 (DLC) 2016058641
ISBN 9781681441177 (hardcover)
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9781681441160 (softcover)
1681441160 (softcover)
9781681441153 (ebook)
9781681441146 (library ebook)

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