Terra Nova

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$25.95  $24.13
Pegasus Books
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6.33 X 9.28 X 1.03 inches | 0.91 pounds

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About the Author
Henriette Lazaridis is the author of The Clover House (a Boston Globe bestseller), Terra Nova (which the New York Times called "ingenious"), and Last Days in Plaka (publishing April 2024). She earned degrees in English literature from Middlebury College, Oxford University, where she was a Rhodes Scholar, and the University of Pennsylvania. Having taught English at Harvard, she now teaches at GrubStreet in Boston. She was the founding editor of The Drum Literary Magazine and runs the Krouna Writing Workshop in northern Greece. Her essays and articles have been published in Elle, Forge, Narrative Magazine, The New York Times, New England Review, The Millions, and Pangyrus, and earned her a Massachusetts Cultural Council Artists Grant. An avid athlete, Henriette trains on the Charles River as a competitive rower, and skis, trail runs, or cycles whenever she can. She writes about athletic and creative challenges at The Entropy Hotel on Substack. Visit her website: www.henriettelazaridis.com.
"Terra Nova is just plain fantastic. From Viola, willing to risk all for women's suffrage, to her husband--traveling with her secret lover--who risks all to be the first to reach the South Pole, this novel is an intelligent, literary page-turner of the best type. Full of human frailty, heartbreak, lies and deceit, yet also adventure, love and self-sacrifice while exploring the human drive to become more than we are. Bravo." --B.A. Shapiro, New York Times bestselling author of Metropolis
"What would you risk to fulfill a desperate ambition? Whom would you betray if you had to--and at what cost to you, the ones you love, the world? Set against the dazzling frozen backdrop of 1910 Antarctica, this is a mesmerizer about love, rivalry, and the indominable strength of one of the best, most complex female characters I've read in years."

--Caroline Leavitt, New York Times bestselling author of With or Without You
"Lazaridis masterfully explores the human cost extracted from any attempt to conquer a new frontier--whether it be reaching a distant patch of ice, winning a fundamental human right, or securing artistic freedom--and forces us to contemplate what one person owes to another in the process. I was spellbound from the first polar storm and mesmerized by every click of Viola's camera. In the end, TERRA NOVA is an exploration of the human heart, what we desire, what we require, and what we are willing to sacrifice to achieve it. I couldn't put it down."

--Katherine A. Sherbrooke, author of Leaving Coy's Hill
"Terra Nova is like Jack London and Anita Shreve had a literary baby: an absolutely immersive story of Antarctic survival, suffrage, a love triangle, art, and betrayal. Engrossing from the first moment to the last page, when you'll immediately return to the beginning to start again."

--Jenna Blum, New York Times bestselling author of Those Who Save Us and The Lost Family
"I read this brilliant novel in one sitting. Dazzling, intimate, and spare, TERRA NOVA is a story of love and adventure, ambition and betrayal, artfully told with a taut suspenseful power."

--Dawn Tripp, nationally bestselling author of Georgia: a Novel of Georgia O'Keeffe

"The title, Terra Nova, is an homage to British Antarctic explorer Robert Falon Scott. Into her novel, Lazaridis weaves another story entirely. And the blend works."

--Boston Globe
"Terra Nova's strength lies in its impressive marriage of art and exploration. Lazaridis relishes in long, gorgeous descriptions of scenes and explanations of shot-framing and darkroom photo processing as intimate as a love letter. This underlying stream of artistic enchantment hits the mark and keeps the pages turning."

--Associated Press
"Richly developed. In early 20th century Britain, heroic women risked their lives to win voting rights, and men defied death by launching expeditions to the Antarctic. On the surface, these historic struggles don't appear to have much in common, yet Henriette Lazaridis seamlessly links them in Terra Nova, a literary novel that highlights their common denominator: how far men and women will go to achieve their goals."

--Star Tribune
"Lazaridis draws inspiration from Robert Falcon Scott's polar expedition of 1912 for this expressive tale. Filled with visceral descriptions of the cold, hunger, and drive of the explorers, and of the London women's determination to fight for their rights."--Publishers Weekly

--Publishers Weekly
"The novel's high points are the spectacular descriptions of endurance in the icy wastes and how it makes the reader reflect on the differences between female and male heroism, the risks one might take in the pursuit of fame or love, and whether it is ever possible to live with dishonor and lies."--Historical Novel Society