Please join us as Laura Waterman discusses her new novel Starvation Shore. Drawing upon historic records, diaries, and letters, Laura Waterman reimagines the true story of polar explorers fighting for their lives and their sanity under dehumanizing conditions.
In the summer of 1881, the twenty-five men of the Lady Franklin Bay Expedition watched their ship sail for home from Discovery Harbor, just 500 miles from the North Pole. This gripping, tragic tale of hunger, fear, and hope is told from the points of view of men at their worst--and most desperate--moments.
Laura Waterman is an author, environmentalist, and outdoor enthusiast. Her books include The Green Guide to Low-Impact Hiking and Camping, A Fine Kind of Madness: Mountain Adventures Tall and True, Yankee Rock and Ice, and Losing the Garden: The Story of a Marriage.
"Waterman's ambitious novel is a terrific read. She has imagined what is known as the Greely expedition in intimate detail, with her goal to make the time at Cape Clay vivid--the hunger, the final push that led the men to their terrible, unthinkable end. And she's done it."--Susan Fox Rogers, editor of Antarctica: Life on the Ice.
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In the summer of 1881, the twenty-five men of the Lady Franklin Bay Expedition watched their ship sail for home from Discovery Harbor, just 500 miles from the North Pole. Commanded by the ambitious yet underqualified Adolphus W. Greely, this crew represented the first U.S. attempt to engage in scientific study of the Arctic.