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The Edge of the Earth - A Novel

Christina Schwarz

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In 1898, a woman forsakes the comfort of home and family for a love that takes her to a remote lighthouse on the wild coast of California. What she finds at the edge of the earth, hidden between the sea and the fog, will change her life irrevocably. Trudy, who can argue Kant over dinner and play a respectable portion of Mozart's Serenade in G major, has been raised to marry her childhood friend and assume a life of bourgeois comfort in Milwaukee. She knows she should be pleased, but she's restless instead, yearning for something she lacks even the vocabulary to articulate. When she falls in love with enigmatic and ambitious Oskar, she believes she's found her escape from the banality of her preordained life. But escape turns out to be more fraught than Trudy had 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. There they meet the light station's only inhabitants—the formidable and guarded Crawleys. In this unfamiliar place, Trudy will find that nothing is as she might have predicted, especially after she discovers what hides among the rocks. Gorgeously detailed, swiftly paced, and anchored in the dramatic geography of the remote and eternally mesmerizing Big Sur, The Edge of the Earth is a magical story of secrets and self-transformation, ruses and rebirths. Christina Schwarz, celebrated for her rich evocation of place and vivid, unpredictable characters, has spun another haunting and unforgettable tale.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Candace Thaxton

Length:

8h 21m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

00:28


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

17:05


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

09:46


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

06:58


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

26:27


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

07:55


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

18:23


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

23:40


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

17:08


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

16:03


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

20:37


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

06:35


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

11:12


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

13:37


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

14:16


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

10:09


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

08:56


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

10:52


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

14:19


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

21:17


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

08:33


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

08:28


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

12:05


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

12:09


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

14:51


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

15:10


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

03:31


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

17:17


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

08:49


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

09:22


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

07:19


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

10:06


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

14:30


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

12:40


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

04:30


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

16:34


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

18:30


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

14:13


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

12:26


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

03:41


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

00:58