IN-PERSON: Erica Ferencik

Erica Ferencik, author of INTO THE JUNGLEhas written a brilliant, harrowing new thriller set in the unforgiving landscape of the Arctic Circle. Join Erica for this in-person event where she will discuss and sign her new book, GIRL IN ICE. A Publishers Weekly starred review said the book is  “Exemplary... Trenchant details about catastrophic climate change bolster a creative plot featuring authentic characters." At the event, Erica will give a neat presentation called JOURNEY TO GREENLAND, a fun, fascinating look at this amazingly strange, remote and beautiful place! Register to attend this free event below. 

All attendees will be required to wear masks at all times, no exceptions. If you cannot make the event but would still like a personalized copy of the GIRL IN ICE, please order it below no later than March 15th, and include the name of the person you'd like the book inscribed to in the "order comments" when checking out. 

From the author of The River at Night and Into the Jungle comes a harrowing new thriller set in the unforgiving landscape of the Arctic Circle, as a brilliant linguist struggling to understand the apparent suicide of her twin brother ventures hundreds of miles north to try to communicate with a young girl who has been thawed from the ice alive.

Valerie “Val” Chesterfield is a linguist trained in the most esoteric of disciplines: dead Nordic languages. Despite her successful career, she leads a sheltered life and languishes in the shadow of her twin brother, Andy, an accomplished climate scientist stationed on a remote island off Greenland’s barren coast. But Andy is gone: a victim of suicide, having willfully ventured unprotected into 50 degree below zero weather. Val is inconsolable—and disbelieving. She suspects foul play.

When Wyatt, Andy’s fellow researcher in the Arctic, discovers a scientific impossibility­—a young girl frozen in the ice who thaws out alive, speaking a language no one understands—Val is his first call. Will she travel to the frozen North to meet this girl, and try to comprehend what she is so passionately trying to communicate? Under the auspices of helping Wyatt interpret the girl’s speech, Val musters every ounce of her courage and journeys to the Artic to solve the mystery of her brother’s death.

The moment she steps off the plane, her fear threatens to overwhelm her. The landscape is fierce, and Wyatt, brilliant but difficult, is an enigma. But the girl is special, and Val’s connection with her is profound. Only something is terribly wrong; the child is sick, maybe dying, and the key to saving her lies in discovering the truth about Wyatt’s research. Can his data be trusted? And does it have anything to do with how and why Val’s brother died? With time running out, Val embarks on an incredible frozen odyssey—led by the unlikeliest of guides—to rescue the new family she has found in the most unexpected of places.

"This dark, suspenseful, visceral thriller combines the pressing issue of our time—human destruction of the environment—with a gripping and beautifully written mystery set in the frigid far reaches of the Arctic Circle. Unflinching, devastating but ultimately hopeful, GIRL IN ICE grabbed me and didn’t let me go until the very last page." —A. J. Banner, #1 Amazon, USA Today and Publishers Weekly bestselling author

"This gorgeous, captivating thriller sets a dangerous, precious environment against an inner landscape of grief and longing. Moving, provocative, and breathlessly entertaining, this journey lingers long after the last page is turned." —Kassandra Montag, author of After the Flood

“With its jaw-dropping premise, unique locale, and great emotional depth, Ferencik’s latest adventure thriller is riveting from the first page to the last.” —Robyn Harding, bestselling author of The Perfect Family

“The story evokes a palpable sense of foreboding and becomes increasingly ominous as it highlights the power of nature—and of human emotion. Original, intense, powerful, disturbing, and utterly mesmerising, this one, which evokes Peter Høeg's Smilla's Sense of Snow, will stay with readers long after they’ve finished the book.” Booklist (starred review)

“Uniquely imagined in a spectacularly unforgettable setting that simultaneously filled me with wondrous awe and absolute terror. I couldn’t turn the pages fast enough.” —Lisa Genova, New York Times bestselling author of Still Alice and Remember

“Exemplary... Trenchant details about catastrophic climate change bolster a creative plot featuring authentic characters... Ferencik outdoes Michael Crichton in the convincing way she mixes emotion and science.”  Publishers Weekly (starred review)

Erica Ferencik is a graduate of the MFA program in creative writing at Boston University. Her work has appeared in Salon and The Boston Globe, as well as on NPR. Find out more on her website and follow her on Twitter @EricaFerencik. She is the author of The River at NightInto the Jungle, and Girl in Ice.

Wednesday, March 16, 2022 - 7:00pm
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Girl in Ice By Erica Ferencik Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781982143022
Published: Gallery/Scout Press - March 1st, 2022

Into the Jungle By Erica Ferencik Cover Image
ISBN: 9781501168949
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Published: Gallery/Scout Press - March 3rd, 2020

The River at Night: A Novel By Erica Ferencik Cover Image
ISBN: 9781501143205
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Published: Gallery/Scout Press - August 1st, 2017