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From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Drowning Ruth, a haunting, atmospheric novel about a young wife who moves to a far-flung, forbidding lighthouse and uncovers a life-changing secret

Trudy is a polished, college-educated young woman from a respectable upper middle-class family. It’s only a matter of time before she’ll marry Ernst, the son of her parents’ closest friends. All should be well in her world, and yet Trudy is restless and desperate for more stimulation than 1897 Milwaukee will allow. When she falls in love with enigmatic and ambitious Oskar, she believes she’s found her escape from the banality of her pre-ordained life. Escape, however, turns out to be more than Trudy could have imagined. Alienated from family and friends, the couple moves across the country to take a job at a lighthouse at Point Lucia, California—an unnervingly isolated outcropping, trapped between the ocean and hundreds of miles of inaccessible wilderness.

Upon arriving they meet the light station’s only inhabitants—the Crawleys, a family whose plain appearance is no indication of what lies below the surface. It isn’t long before Trudy realizes that there is more going on in this seemingly empty place than she could ever have imagined.

Gorgeously detailed, swiftly paced, and anchored in the lush geography of the remote and eternally mesmerizing Big Sur, The Edge of the Earth is a magical and moving story of secrets and self-transformation, ruses and rebirths, masterfully told by a celebrated and accomplished author.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Schwarz is a masterful storyteller: perfect pacing, secrets and suspense, and characters who aren’t what they seem kept me entranced as the pages turned. If you want a story to envelop you, this is it.”

     Laura Moriarty, New York Times bestselling author ofThe Chaperone

  • “A gripping story.”

    Kate Alcott, New York Times bestselling author ofThe Dressmaker

  • “Christina Schwarz’s gift of detail makes the characters leap off the page and her expert handling of suspense allows for a cliffhanger ending that you won’t see coming. I loved this book!”

    Sarah Jio, New York Times bestselling author of Blackberry Winter

  • “Impressive…a compelling period story.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “A wonderful story and a deep meditation on the meaning of work and knowledge. It’s also a compelling imagining of its time and place, making it a good choice for lovers of historical fiction.”

    Booklist (starred review)

  • “Strong characters and plotting—including a nifty final twist.”

    Kirkus Reviews

  • Selected for the April 2013 Indie Next List
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