One of our recommended books is The Arctic Fury by Greer Macallister

ARCTIC FURY


Thirteen women join a secret 1850s Arctic expedition—and a sensational murder trial unfolds when some of them don’t come back. What happened out there on the ice?

Virginia Reeve is summoned by an eccentric Brit with a compelling offer. Lady Jane Franklin wants her to lead a dozen women into the Arctic in search of the ships of her husband’s lost expedition, and she’s willing to pay handsomely. All four search attempts Lady Franklin previously sponsored have failed. She has decided only a radical new approach can succeed: let a rag tag group of women make the decisions.

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Thirteen women join a secret 1850s Arctic expedition—and a sensational murder trial unfolds when some of them don’t come back. What happened out there on the ice?

Virginia Reeve is summoned by an eccentric Brit with a compelling offer. Lady Jane Franklin wants her to lead a dozen women into the Arctic in search of the ships of her husband’s lost expedition, and she’s willing to pay handsomely. All four search attempts Lady Franklin previously sponsored have failed. She has decided only a radical new approach can succeed: let a rag tag group of women make the decisions.

A year later, Virginia stands trial for murder. The Arctic Fury uses the true story of Lady Franklin’s quest to find her husband’s lost expedition to spin a tale of bravery and hope.

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  • Sourcebooks Landmark
  • Paperback
  • December 2020
  • 432 Pages
  • 9781728215693

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About Greer Macallister

Greer Macallister is the author of The Arctic FuryRaised in the Midwest, Greer Macallister is a novelist, poet, short story writer, and playwright who earned her MFA in Creative Writing from American University. Her debut novel The Magician’s Lie was a USA Today bestseller, an Indie Next pick, and a Target Book Club selection. It has been optioned for film by Jessica Chastain’s Freckle Films. Her novel Girl In Disguise, also an Indie Next pick, received a starred review from Publishers Weekly, which called it “a well-told, superb story.” She lives with her family in Washington, DC.

Praise

“In her enthralling new novel, The Arctic Fury, Greer Macallister takes her readers on a thrilling, if arduous, journey to the Arctic north, alongside Virginia Reeve and her all female expedition in a quest to find the ships of a lost explorer. Through alternating glimpses into the voyage itself and the murder trial afterwards, the enterprise and its secrets — both tantalizing and terrorizing — reveal themselves in turn, sweeping readers along until they reach the story’s spell-binding conclusion. A captivating look at the manner in which the “truth” is formed by the lens through which it is perceived, a lens formed by time, place, and views on women.” Marie Benedict, New York Times bestselling author of The Only Woman in the Room, The Other Einstein, Lady Clementine and Carnegie’s Maid

“In her latest gem of a historical novel, Greer Macallister once again entrances the reader with her gift of riveting prose and finely crafted suspense. Equal parts courtroom drama and literary thriller, The Arctic Fury bears all the twists and turns of a runaway train, barreling through an expedition as harsh and unrelenting as the Arctic north itself. The diverse cast of female survivors, while haunted by impossible choices, serves as a timely reminder of the hope born in darkness and the enduring bonds of sisterhood. A remarkably unique and mesmerizing tale.” Kristina McMorris, New York Times bestselling author of Sold on a Monday

“Greer Macallister plunges readers into a wild, frozen landscape as beautiful and awesome as it is punishing and lethal. This is a story of thirteen intrepid women, each with her own reasons for setting out on an ill-fated expedition, as well as a story of the secrets we carry, the pasts we try to outrun, and the bonds of friendship that save and inspire us to carry on. Macallister writes with rich historic detail and sumptuous prose, exploring new ground as she takes readers on this Arctic journey.”– Allison Pataki, New York Times bestselling author of The Queen’s Fortune

“An unforgiving, snow-dazzling landscape, a cast of extraordinary, fierce women, and a nail-biting courtroom drama that wrecked my nails makes this historical gem unputdownable!” Kim Michele Richardson, New York Times bestselling author of The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek