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Fiction Adventure | Women's Fiction Historical
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.
Set against the stark, timeless beauty of northern
Greenland, and fin-de-siÃ¨cle New York and London, Under a
Pole Star is a compelling look at the dark side of the
golden age of exploration, a study of the corrosive power
of ambition, and an epic, incendiary love story. It shows
that sometimes you have to travel to the furthest edge of
the world in order to find your true place in it.
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