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Heart so Hungry: A Woman's Extraordinary Journey into the Labrador Wilderness

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A gripping cold weather, true-life adventure, Heart So Hungry tells the story of a race across Labrador and one womans determination — inspired by grief and fed by outrage — to set the record straight.

A remarkable adventure, a love story and a thrilling race are all front and centre in this account of how one womans devotion to her late husbands memory transformed Mina Hubbard from a rural Ontario nurse into the most celebrated female explorer of her time.

In 1903, following an ambitious expedition to map the interior of Labrador, Minas husband, Leonidas, dies of starvation in a cold, boggy, wind-scoured landscape. Allegations surface that the expedition failed because of Hubbards incompetence, so Dillon Wallace, Leonidas partner on the failed expedition, decides to honour a promise that he made to Hubbard to complete the route that they had been supposed to take. When Mina Hubbard discovers what Wallace has planned, she doubts his motives and decides to mount her own Labrador expedition and to beat Wallace to the finish line. Driven by her devotion, Mina wins the race, beating Wallace by a month and a half, and becomes in the process the first white woman to make contact with the elusive Naskapis Indians.

Using original, unpublished source material, as well as books written by the main actors in the drama, novelist Randall Silvis pieces together a narrative of the race between Wallace and Mina Hubbard, as well as the fateful first expedition of Wallace and Leonidas Hubbard.

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About the Author

Randall Silvis is the author of eight books of fiction. A Senior Fulbright Fellow and Thurber House writer-in-residence, his many awards include the prestigious Drue Heinz Literature Prize, three National Playwrights Showcase Awards, and two fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts. He lives in Pennsylvania with his wife and their two sons.

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Product Details

ISBN:
9780676975871
Subtitle:
A Woman's Extraordinary Journey into the Labrador Wilderness
Publisher:
Vintage Canada
Author:
Silvis, Randall
Subject:
North America
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
20051011
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Illustrations:
2 BandW MAPS 2 8-PAGE BandW PHOTO INSERT
Pages:
288
Dimensions:
7.97 x 5.22 x .81 in .645 lb

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