Heartbroke Bay: Book summary and reviews of Heartbroke Bay by Lynn D'urso

Heartbroke Bay

by Lynn D'urso

Heartbroke Bay by Lynn D'urso
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  • Published in USA  Nov 2010
    320 pages
    Genre: Thrillers

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Paperback Original. In 1898, Alaska is an untamed wilderness with an unforgiving climate. At the tail end of a world-wide depression, thousands of destitute people are drawn north by rumors of easy wealth coming out of the remote claims of the Gold Rush. Many of the pilgrims are unprepared for the hardships that await them and find nothing but a desolate landscape already pillaged of its riches by those who came before.

Hannah Nelson, a beautiful young Englishwoman, is one of the late arrivals. After following her husband to a glacier-wracked fjord in the company of three equally desperate men, she discovers that gold is only one of the desires that can consume a person's soul...

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"[A] bleak and promising debut ...[an[ amazing tale of survival proves to be an unsettling portrait of human greed, deceit, and betrayal, ably captured by D'Urso's lean, direct prose." - Publishers Weekly

"First-novelist D’Urso will keep her readers enthralled with this adventurous story relayed in crisp, cinematic prose." - Booklist

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Lynn D'Urso lives and works in Juneau, Alaska.

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