Ice Palace

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Doubleday, 1958 - Fiction - 411 pages
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A love story set in modern Alaska, with historical and social background.

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Growing up in the Alaskan city of Baranof, Christine Storm knows more about the territory of Alaska than most native borns. Her grandfathers both traveled to the area with hopes of making a name for ... Read full review

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An insider's look at Alaska before statehood. The story involves a young woman whose heritage combines the native Alaska with the rich outsiders who come to get rich and get out. As she explores both ... Read full review

Contents

Section 1
9
Section 2
21
Section 3
34
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About the author (1958)

Edna Ferber was born in Kalamazoo, Michigan, Aug. 15, 1885. She spent her early career as a reporter. In 1910, Everybody's Magazine published her short story, The Homely Heroine, set in Appleton, Wisconsin. Ferber's novel, Dawn O'Hara, the story of a newspaperwoman in Milwaukee, followed in 1911. She gained national attention for her series of Emma McChesney stories, tales of a traveling underskirt saleswoman that were published in national magazines. A play based on the stories, Our Mrs. McChesney, was produced in 1915, starring Ethel Barrymore. With collaborator George S. Kaufman, Ferber wrote acclaimed plays Dinner at Eight and The Royal Family. Ferber won the Pulitzer Prize in 1925 for So Big, the story of a woman raising a child on a truck farm outside of Chicago. Her best known books include Show Boat, Cimarron, Giant and Ice Palace. Show Boat was made into a classic movie and Broadway musical; the film version of Cimarron, won the Academy Award for Best Picture in 1931. Ferber wrote two autobiographies, A Peculiar Treasure published in 1939 and A Kind of Magic in 1963. She died of cancer on April 16, 1968.

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