[Zoom Event] Labyrinth of Ice by Buddy Levy with Kim Barnes
Writer and professor Buddy Levy will be at Auntie's discussing his book, Labyrinth of Ice, which tells the fascinating story of the Greely Polar Expedition. Joining Buddy will be Kim Barnes, author of In the Kingdom of Men.
This is a free event, but use this link to register: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZwkdumspzosGNAzK5CXacl4pe3B1ib54inH
Praise for Labyrinth of Ice:
"An armchair explorer’s dream―all the drama, all the fear, all the steadfastness that fans could want. Unexpectedly, Levy manages also to carve out important space in the narrative for Greely’s wife, Henrietta, who was key to the rescue. An invaluable addition to polar history." ―Booklist
"Levy’s masterful use of primary sources from Greely and others create a highly detailed narrative that brings the men and their expedition to life. This gripping book is a testament to the bravery and sheer doggedness of men determined to survive despite harsh conditions." ―Library Journal
"Evocative, deeply researched...the result is an intense historical adventure with modern-day relevance for the climate change debate." ―Publishers Weekly
"A graphic tale of horrific deprivation that is sure to be the benchmark account." ―Kirkus Reviews
"In Labyrinth of Ice: The Triumphant and Tragic Greely Polar Expedition, author Buddy Levy offers an engaging, superbly written, and meticulously researched chronicle of the Greely expedition that proves it is one of the most engaging adventure narratives ever. With cinematic prose, great economy of language, and vivid descriptions, Levy places readers in the middle of the action and makes them see the snow, feel the hunger and the tension, and hear the cracking of the ice, which the men called "the Devil's symphony." More than a nonfiction book about an expedition, Labyrinth of Ice reads like an outstanding script for an action movie. Labyrinth of Ice is a riveting, engaging read packed with superhuman feats, incredible journeys, amazing discoveries, tension, heartbreak, and constant danger. It is also a true tale — and that makes it a book that demands to be read." Gabino Iglesias, NPR
About Buddy Levy:
Buddy Levy is the author of seven books and his work has been featured or reviewed in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, USA Today, The Washington Post, The Washington Times, Kirkus Book Reviews, Publisher’s Weekly, Booklist, and Library Journal. He has also appeared frequently on national radio—including The Dennis Prager Show, NPR, and Rudy Maxa’s World. He was the co-star, for 25 episodes from 2010-2012, on HISTORY Channel’s hit docuseries Brad Meltzer’s DECODED. As a freelance journalist he has covered adventure sports and lifestyle/travel subjects around the world. His magazine articles and essays have appeared in Alaska Beyond Airlines Magazine, Backpacker, Big Sky Journal, Couloir, Discover, Hemispheres, Horizon Air Magazine, High Desert Journal, Narrative, Poets & Writers, River Teeth, Ski, Sun Valley Magazine, Trail Runner, Utne Reader, TV Guide, and VIA. He is clinical professor of English at Washington State University, and lives in northern Idaho.
About Kim Barnes:
Kim Barnes is the author of In the Kingdom of Men, named a best book by San Francisco Chronicle, The Seattle Times, and The Oregonian, and long-listed for the International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award. Her second novel, A Country Called Home, winner of the PEN Center USA Literary Award for Fiction, was named a best book by The Washington Post, The Kansas City Star, and The Oregonian. She is a recipient of the PEN/Jerard Award in nonfiction for her first memoir, In the Wilderness, which was nominated for the Pulitzer Prize. Her work has appeared in a number of journals and anthologies, including The New York Times, WSJ online, The Georgia Review, Shenandoah, Fourth Genre, The Oprah Magazine, Los Angeles Review of Books Quarterly, and the Pushcart Prize anthology. She is a University of Idaho Distinguished Professor of English Emerita.
National Outdoor Book Awards Winner
Winner of the BANFF Adventure Travel Award
“A thrilling and harrowing story. If it’s a cliche to say I couldn’t put this book down, well, too bad: I couldn’t put this book down.” —Jess Walter, bestselling author of Beautiful Ruins