The Beautiful and the Wild


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The dangers of Alaska aren't limited to storms, starvation, and grizzly bears. Sometimes the most dangerous thing is the person you love.

It's summer in Alaska and the light surrounding the shipping-container-turned-storage shed where Liv Russo is being held prisoner is fuzzy and gray. Around her is thick forest and jagged mountains. In front of her, across a clearing, is a low-slung cabin with a single window that spills a wash of yellow light onto bare ground. Illuminated in that light is the father of her child, a man she once loved. A man who is now her jailor. Liv vows to do anything to escape.

Carrying her own secrets and a fierce need to protect her young son, Liv must navigate a new world where extreme weather, starvation, and dangerous wildlife are not the only threats she faces. With winter's arrival imminent, she knows she must reckon with her past and the choices that brought her to the unforgiving Alaskan landscape if she is ever going to make it out alive.

A story of survival in the wilds of Alaska, The Beautiful and the Wild explores the question of whether we can ever truly know the person we love--or ourselves.

Author: Peggy Townsend
Binding Type: Hardcover
Publisher: Berkley Books
Published: 11/07/2023
Pages: 304
Weight: 1.08lbs
Size: 9.35h x 6.35w x 0.88d
ISBN: 9780593638088


Review Citation(s):
Library Journal 08/01/2023 pg. 64
Publishers Weekly 09/04/2023
Kirkus Reviews 09/15/2023
Booklist 10/01/2023 pg. 28
Shelf Awareness 12/08/2023

About the Author
Peggy Townsend is an award-winning journalist and author. Her work has appeared in Catamaran literary magazine, Santa Cruz Noir, The Boston Globe Magazine, Memoir Journal, and the San Francisco Chronicle, among other publications. Twice she lived for seven weeks in her van, traveling to Alaska and along the back roads of the U.S.

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