Book of the Week: Minds of Winter

Minds of Winter
Ed O’Loughlin

9781487002343 | $22.95 CAD
PB | 496 pages | Available Now
House of Anansi Press

Shortlisted for the 2017 Scotiabank Giller Prize

Longlisted for the 2017 Walter Scott Prize for Historical Fiction

Minds of Winter has gotten more and more press lately, and rightly so—shortlisted for the Scotiabank Giller Prize, and longlisted for the Walter Scott Prize for Historical Fiction, this one is making waves. Irish-Canadian author Ed O’Loughlin’s tale of intersecting history, icy landscapes, wonder, and mortality has been lauded from Australia to Ireland.

A story with true international appeal, this is the tale of two strangers who learn how intricately connected their histories are. Fay Morgan and Nelson Nilsson meet in Inuvik, Northwest Territories, each of them searching for lost relatives. When they discover that those relatives both had connections to one of the greatest unsolved mysteries of polar expedition, they open the door to exploration, conspiracy, famous figures, and the shared frozen history of Canada’s North. As winter looms closer, the time is ripe to pick up the novel The Irish Times calls “wondrous in its tone and reach.”

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