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.
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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