On a book page, this tab will allow you to add a book to one of your lists.
Please login or register to use this feature.
9780864922380_cover Enlarge Cover
3 of 5
1 rating
rated!
rated!
list price: $16.95
also available: Paperback eBook
category: Fiction
published: April 1998
ISBN:9780864922380
imprint: BTC Audiobooks

Icefields

by Thomas Wharton, narrator James MacDonald

reviews: 1
tagged:
add a tag
Please login or register to use this feature.
literary
3 of 5
1 rating
rated!
rated!
list price: $16.95
also available: Paperback eBook
category: Fiction
published: April 1998
ISBN:9780864922380
imprint: BTC Audiobooks
Description

On August 17, 1899, a British doctor nearly dies while exploring the Arcturus glacier near Jasper, Alberta. In his best-selling novel, Thomas Wharton recreates Dr. Edward Byrne's story. Obsessed with the icefields, Bryne gives up his London practice, settles on the edge of the glacier, and watches Jasper change from a place of myth into a tourist town.

About the Authors
Thomas Wharton

Thomas Wharton is an author and creative writing instructor at the University of Alberta. His first novel, Icefields (1995), won the Writers Guild of Alberta Best First Book Award, the Banff Book Festival Grand Prize and the Commonwealth Writer’s Prize for Best First Book in the Canada/Caribbean division. His second novel, Salamander (2001), was shortlisted for the Governor-General's Literary Award and for the Roger’s Fiction Prize. His latest book, The Logogryph (GP, 2004), was shortlisted for the IMPAC Dublin Award. Thomas Wharton lives in Edmonton with his wife and three children. He is currently at work on a new novel.

Author profile page >

Edmontonian James MacDonald is a director and actor, who has appeared on stages throughout Alberta and on several television series, including Jake and the Kid.
Author profile page >

Buy this book at:

Buy the e-book:

Reader Reviews

Sign Up or Sign In to add your review or comment.

Rocky Mountain lovers...

I picked this up at a library book sale in order to try something different and more local. I have never been to Jasper but I have been to the Rockies and thoroughly enjoyed Wharton's descriptions of the ice and rock. While it wasn't the most riveting story, the description of the natural wonders that I dearly love kept me reading.

Related Blog Posts

Reading Lists Featuring “Icefields”

Other Titles by Thomas Wharton

The Shadow of Malabron

The Shadow of Malabron

Welcome to the Perilous Realm
edition:Hardcover
also available: Hardcover Paperback
tagged :
More Info
The Logogryph

The Logogryph

A Bibliography of Imaginary Books
also available: Hardcover Paperback
tagged : literary
More Info

User Activity

X
Contacting facebook
Please wait...