Minds of winter

  • 497 Pages
  • 4.90 MB
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Fiction, Family secrets, Man-woman relationships, Discovery and explor
StatementEd O"Loughlin
Classifications
LC ClassificationsPR6115.L68 M56 2017
The Physical Object
Pagination497 pages
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL27229992M
ISBN 101681442450, 1681442442
ISBN 139781681442457, 9781681442440
LC Control Number2016033791
OCLC/WorldCa946480900

Minds of Winter has been described as clunky, ambitious, and confusing, and while I can appreciate that it is not universally fascinating, it checked off several boxes for me – historical fiction, mystery, Canadian author.

I tend to romanticize the subjects within this book – Winter, Canadian history and exploration – and will jump at t/5. Minds of Winter is a story of death and glory, loss and triumph, and, ultimately, the mighty power of the imagination in the face of unrelenting struggle."― Winnipeg Free Press "A richly researched fictional exploration of the history of arctic exploration."―/5(51).

“MIND OF WINTER is a tightly coiled story of suffocating love and undeniable horror. Its grip is remarkably chilling, masterfully poetic, and psychologically unrelenting.” (Ivy Pochoda, author of Visitation Street) “If I could stand on a mountaintop and shout over the land, I would do it now: This book /5().

Mind of Winter is a contemporary version of a favorite Victorian genre, the Christmas ghost story. I had read Laura Kasischke's book The Raising a few years ago with very mixed impressions.

It portrayed a university (obviously Michigan) setting excellently with an intriguing mystery, but was marred by implausibility & the author’s failure to /5.

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Download for offline reading, highlight, bookmark or take notes while you read Minds of Winter. Minds of Winter is a big, complex book. Multiple stories are told in different voices and in different eras. Research is gathered and sifted. The voyages of the lost are without end and do not Author: Eoin Mcnamee.

Minds of Winter by Ed O'Loughlin was on the Scotiabank Giller Prize shortlist; It begins with a chance encounter at the top of the world — Fay Morgan and Nelson Nilsson have each arrived in. At the end of Ed O’Loughlin’s Minds of Winter, the two main characters – Nelson Nilsson and Fay Morgan – watch a news story on television in a bar in Inuvik.

The bartender responds to the news of the Erebus ’s discovery in a manner that goes a long way to summing up the novel’s theme: “So that’s the end of that,” he says bitterly. A Mind of Winter collects thirty-two of the most moving poems on the experience of winter.

Illustrated throughout with elegant period woodcuts by Thomas Nason, the poems range from the great classics-James Russell Lowell's "The First Snow Fall" and John Greenleaf Whittier's "Snow-Bound"-to the more contemporary, free form, and diverse-Rafael Reviews: 7.

Minds of Winter is an in-depth book set around polar exploration from the s onwards and interweaving some modern day characters who are trying to unravel mysteries left by the past.

As such, this page novel is quite a tome and not one to approach too lightly/5(42). “In the Midst of Winter” is the newest novel by the great Isabel Allende. In this novel, a minor traffic accident brings together three people from different walks of life. When a 60 year old human rights scholar, Richard, hits the car of a young, undocumented Guatemalan woman named Evelyn, both parties are equally stunned but unhurt/5(K).

“A tour de force.” — Kirkus Reviews “[A] complex tale of historical intrigue about 19th-century polar explorers.” — Publishers Weekly “Minds of Winter is a profound ode to land, legend and love. beautifully drawn and expertly told, Minds of Winter is gripping from the start.” — National Post “Bright moments from the distant past spring up beside dark moments from the.

- New York Times Book Review "Mind of Winter is a tightly coiled story of suffocating love and undeniable horror. Its grip is remarkably chilling, masterfully poetic, and psychologically unrelenting." - Ivy Pochoda, author of Visitation Street "If I could stand on a mountaintop and shout over the land, I would do it now: This book is magnificent.

A massive, complex novel about a long-lost chronometer. In O’Loughlin’s (Top Loader,etc.) acknowledgements, where he lists the prodigious amount of research that went into his novel, he describes the book as “a self-indulgent mess of cobbled-together myth and mystery.”He began with a British newspaper article about the Arnolda high-precision navigational chronometer.

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Editions for Minds of Winter: (Hardcover published in ), (Paperback published in ), (Kindle Edition published in ), (Ki. "A book that gets you down to the marrow. The compass of Ed O'Loughlin's Minds of Winter points north by northnorth.

Up and up it goes, drawn by husky dogs towards the North Pole, chillier and chillier by degrees, frostbitten, snow-blind, but determined. A beautiful gift book celebrating winter in all its guises A Mind of Winter collects some thirty of the most moving poems on the experience of winter. Illustrated throughout with elegant period woodcuts, the poems range from the most traditional and formal (James Russell Lowell's "The First Snow Fall" and John Greenleaf Whittier's "Snow-Bound") to the more contemporary an/5.

Minds of Winter Ed O’Loughlin. Quercus, $ (p) ISBN More By and About This Author. OTHER BOOKS. Not Untrue & Not Unkind; Buy this book The third novel by O’Loughlin. "A book that gets you down to the marrow. The compass of Ed O'Loughlin's Minds of Winter points north by northnorth.

Up and up it goes, drawn by husky dogs towards the North Pole, chillier and chillier by degrees, frostbitten, snow-blind, but determined Thrilling, Boys' Own, Hornblower stuff."Author: Ed O'loughlin.

Minds of Winter is a novel about ice and time and their ability to preserve or destroy, of mortality and loss and our dreams of transcending them.

THE NEW NOVEL FROM BOOKER LONGLISTED ED O'LOUGHLIN, IN WHICH A MEETING BETWEEN TWO STRANGERS SHEDS LIGHT ON THE GREATEST UNSOLVED MYSTERY OF POLAR EXPLORATION.

The same is true, in fiction, of Minds of Winter by Irish-Canadian author Ed O'Loughlin. Longlisted for the Walter Scott Prize for Historical Fiction, this hugely ambitious novel touches on the. Minds of Winter (Book): O'Loughlin, Ed: Fay Morgan and Nelson Nilsson have each arrived in Inuvik, Canada -- miles north of the Arctic Circle -- searching for answers about a family member: Nelson for his estranged older brother, Fay for her disappeared grandfather.

They soon learn that these two men have an unexpected link -- a hidden share in one of the greatest enduring mysteries of. Minds of Winter (Book): O'Loughlin, Ed: Fay Morgan and Nelson Nilsson have each arrived in Inuvik, Canada, about miles north of the Arctic Circle.

Both are in search of answers about a family member: Nelson for his estranged older brother, and Fay for her vanished grandfather. Driving Fay into town from the airport on a freezing January night, Nelson reveals a folder left behind by his.

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Get this from a library. Minds of winter. [Ed O'Loughlin] -- Fay Morgan and Nelson Nilsson have each arrived in Inuvik, Canada -- miles north of the Arctic Circle -- searching for answers about a family member: Nelson for his estranged older brother, Fay. Minds of Winter – Ed O’Loughlin.

Download Minds of Winter ebook. In a journey shrouded in mystery and intrigue, Sir John Franklin’s campaign in search of the Northwest Passage ended in tragedy.

All men were lost to the ice, and nothing from the expedition was retrieved, including two rare and valuable Greenwich chronometers. Minds of Winter. by Ed O'loughlin. Published: Paperback: 0 pages. 0 members reading this now 2 clubs reading this now 0 members have read this book.

In a journey shrouded in mystery and intrigue, Sir John Franklin's campaign in search of the Northwest Passage ended in tragedy.

All men were lost to the ice, and nothing. Travel to the literary settings of Minds of Winter by Ed O’Loughlin a book set in the Arctic North West Territories Booktrail your literary wanderlust. MIND OF WINTER. by Laura Kasischke All this is expertly paced, unfurling before the book is half finished; a reader can guess what is coming.

Bennett is deeply engaged in the unknowability of other people and the scourge of colorism. The scene in which Stella adopts her White persona is a tour de force of doubling and confusion.

Minds of Winter is the type of book which either works for you, or it doesn’t, but it certainly worked for me. This is a story about time, navigation and polar exploration, and unsolved mysteries.

It is Ed O’Loughlin’s esoteric and enchanting theory, or retelling if you will, of the mystery of the Sir John Franklin chronometer, Arnold /5(30). Minds of Winter is a remarkable feat of imagination, empathy, and research. Past and present merge to convey the polar landscape's immense mysteries, and the lives of those voyagers compelled to seek answers in its icy expanses.

Ed O'Loughlin is a skilled cartographer of both the Arctic and the human s: Mind of Winter Laura Kasischke. Harper, $ (p) ISBN More By and About This Author.

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OTHER BOOKS Buy this book. An unknown horror hovers just out of reach in this. Minds of Winter is ambitious; many chapters raise the curtain on a new set of characters and the reader must trust that these characters are relevant to the overall narrative.

Often, the connections are tenuous and slow to appear amidst an onslaught of background information and context.