My Last Continent

My Last Continent Length hrs and minsAn unforgettable debut with an irresistible love story My Last Continent is a big hearted propulsive novel set against the dramatic Antarctic landscape original and entirely

  • Title: My Last Continent
  • Author: Midge Raymond Cassandra Campbell
  • ISBN: 9781508214649
  • Page: 315
  • Format: Audiobook
  • Length 8 hrs and 55 minsAn unforgettable debut with an irresistible love story, My Last Continent is a big hearted, propulsive novel set against the dramatic Antarctic landscape original and entirely authentic love story Graeme Simsion, author of The Rosie Project.It is only at the end of the world among the glacial mountains, cleaving icebergs, and frigid waters of ALength 8 hrs and 55 minsAn unforgettable debut with an irresistible love story, My Last Continent is a big hearted, propulsive novel set against the dramatic Antarctic landscape original and entirely authentic love story Graeme Simsion, author of The Rosie Project.It is only at the end of the world among the glacial mountains, cleaving icebergs, and frigid waters of Antarctica where Deb Gardner and Keller Sullivan feel at home For the few blissful weeks they spend each year studying the habits of emperor and Ad lie penguins, Deb and Keller can escape the frustrations and sorrows of their separate lives and find solace in their work and in each other But Antarctica, like their fleeting romance, is tenuous, imperiled by the world to the north.A new travel and research season has just begun, and Deb and Keller are ready to play tour guide to the passengers on the small expedition ship that ferries them to their research destination But this year, Keller fails to appear on board Then, shortly into the journey, Deb s ship receives an emergency signal from the Australis, a cruise liner that has hit desperate trouble in the ice choked waters of the Southern Ocean Soon Deb s role will change from researcher to rescuer among the crew of that sinking ship, Deb learns, is Keller.As Deb and Keller s troubled histories collide with this catastrophic present, Midge Raymond s phenomenal novel takes us on a voyage deep into the wonders of the Antarctic and the mysteries of the human heart My Last Continent is packed with emotional intelligence and high stakes a harrowing, searching novel of love and loss in one of the most remote places on earth, a land of harsh beauty where even the smallest missteps have tragic consequences Half adventure, half elegy, and wholly recommended Karen Joy Fowler, author of We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves.

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      Midge Raymond is the author of the novel My Last Continent and a short story collection, Forgetting English, which received the Spokane Prize for Short Fiction Her stories have appeared in TriQuarterly, American Literary Review, North American Review, Bellevue Literary Review, the Los Angeles Times magazine, Poets Writers, and many other publications Midge is also the author of Everyday Writing Tips and Prompts to Fit Your Regularly Scheduled Life and Everyday Book Marketing Promotion Ideas to Fit Your Regularly Scheduled Life and teaches creative writing workshops around the country She taught communication writing at Boston University for six years, and she has taught creative writing at Boston s Grub Street Writers, Seattle s Richard Hugo House, and San Diego Writers, Ink.Midge lives and writes in the Pacific Northwest Visit her online at MidgeRaymond Midge Raymond s debut novel is a sensitive exploration of how even the smallest action can ripple through an ecosystem seemingly impenetrable, but as fragile as the human heart Minneapolis Star Tribune My Last Continent is a complicated love story and an education in the plight of penguins in Antarctica, showcasing the beauty and terror unique to one of the world s most remote terrains Raymond skillfully captures the stunning and singular landscape and its special inhabitants Publishers Weekly Atmospheric and adventurous the story and vivid writing will keep readers glued to the pages Library Journal Raymond s prose often lights up the poetry circuits of the brain The Seattle Times If you re a writer looking for a friendly companion and supportive coach for your writing life, you ll find her living in the pages of Everyday Writing Judy Reeves, author of A Writer s Book of Days Whether we re aspiring writers or already published, in this age of overcommitment and social media, we all lose connection to our writer selves Midge Raymond s cool, clear, lovely voice in Everyday Writing is the way back This invaluable collection of writing prompts and sage advice should be on every writer s shelf and used alongside Anne Lamott s Bird by Bird and Stephen King s On Writing Jenna Blum, author of New York Times international bestsellers Those Who Save Us and The Stormchasers Whether you are a seasoned writer, or just beginning your first novel, this is an important book to own You will find yourself going back to it again and again for reference and assistance Portland Book Review Everyday Book Marketing is an indispensable resource The practical advice contained within has worth than many other alleged guidebooks Chicago Center for Literature and Photography

    584 thoughts on “My Last Continent”

    1. GeeeeeezzzzzzI hate itI love it.I hate it. I love itdamn it.I cried twice in two very specific places.I could not put this book down I'm shaking having just finished it.exhausted with tears in my eyesI'd recommend it to anyone and everyone!!!"One thing the animal kingdom had not yet taught me is that hope is more punishing than grief." - wow - "One winter, I watched an Adelie penguin minding her nest during an unexpected snowstorm. Soon covered with snow herself, she didn't move. Her eggs would [...]


    2. The Antarctic. A place to run to in order to find yourself or a place to hide from oneself. Deb Gardner is a naturalist studying Penguins in the deep freeze of the southern hemisphere. Here she feels most in her comfort zone among the beautiful animals she studies respecting the nature and the behaviour of animals because they do not cause intentional harm the same way humans do. Yet, love has a way of reaching even the most remote parts of the earth. As does heartache.The structure of the story [...]


    3. 3.5 I have such a huge fascination for the Antarctic continent, a place I will never visit. Plus, love reading novels set in cold climates when it is so blasted hot out.Wonderfully descriptive writing, the cold, the ice, the glaciers, and the wonderful penguins. A love story between Deb and Keller, but it is so blended with the setting that their love for each other is entwined with their love of the Antarctic. Loved all the environmental warnings, what the changes of global warning and more tou [...]


    4. "One thing the animal kingdom had not yet taught me is that hope is more punishing than grief. We don't know much about animals' capacity for hope. We do know that they grieve, that they are joyful and playful and mischievous and clever. We've seen animals work together toward a common goal, and we've seen them use tools to get what they want. Despite what many believe, they are not so different from us."Deb Gardner would much rather spend time with penguins than with people. Her job as a resear [...]


    5. This book was one that I eagerly waited to read. I fell in love with the cover and the blurb and was really looking forward to reading a love story set in Antarctica. And, the book was good, just not that fantastic good I had hoped for. It took some time for me to get into the story and all the flashbacks that told the reader about how Deb and Keller met were not always that interesting to read about, not since the present story was more interesting. Sure, with the flashbacks we learned how they [...]


    6. The end of the world, the beginning of everything.Deb Gardner likes solitude and science. Studying the penguin populations in Antarctica suits her perfectly. Keller Sullivan, former lawyer, first comes to the Antarctic research station as a dishwasher in the maintenance crew, before going back to college studying ecology and graduating as a naturalist. For a number of years this is how Deb and Keller maintain their relationship over a few months each year on the ice continent.One year Keller fai [...]


    7. I did not want to put this book down. I found myself picking up the book again, just to read just a little more, just a few more pages… I was mesmerized from the start. Beautifully written, a story that hooks you from the very beginning.While you know some facts from the start, that there will be a disaster that takes place unexpectedly, it takes away nothing from this lovely debut novel by Midge Raymond. Deb Gardner has been going to Antarctica for years, at first for her love for the penguin [...]


    8. "As every Antarctic traveler knows, once you being to fear the ice, the relationship changes forever."From the beginning of this novel, you know that there will be a ship that sinks near Antarctica. The narrator, Deb, is an ornithologist specializing in Adélie penguins, who spends several months a year tracing penguin migration, counting numbers of chicks and survivors, etc. In between research tasks she gives tours and talks to tourists who have come to the end of the earth.Along the way, she [...]


    9. This first novel by short-story author, essayist and publisher Midge Raymond chills with deftly foreshadowed doom and warms with slow-burning passion.Deb Gardner, a biologist who prefers polar isolation and penguins to warmer climes and the company of humans, spends part of the year at a research station in Antarctica, studying effects of climate change and other human intrusions on penguin habitat. Ironically, it is ecotourism that affords her the opportunity to study her beloved flightless fow [...]


    10. I can't escape first person present tense. It's invading every genre. It's everywhere. Resistance is futile.I love reading Antarctica books, but I didn't enjoy this. While the descriptions of the continent, though too few and far between, were accurate, there was very little else to recommend this novel in my opinion. Everything aside from the Antarctica bits were boring. So boring. The love story, the parts where Deb goes home, her life up until the present BORING.The writing did not flow at al [...]


    11. Wow talk about an atmospheric book! I read this book in the summer and still felt the icy chill of the Antarctic whistle through the pages. Very impressive writing. This book is a love story, not just between Deb and Keller, but also Deb and the Antarctic. Both of which are unpredictable and capricious. Couldn't put this book down, as is often the case with books that I love I find it difficult to write a decent review. My mind is still reeling from this emotional rollercoaster of a book. Maybe [...]


    12. My Last Continent has a little romance, a sinking ship and a loving homage to Antarctica and penguin studies. The novel also jumps back and forth in time, has great characters and is very heart-wrenching. Overall an original, interesting story done in a nice, refreshing way. I look forward to reading more of her future novels.


    13. Sad! Beautiful! MY LAST CONTINENT is a story about love and loss, about running away only to find yourself in a remote land of ice. I'm almost certain that reading this book will be the closest I get to Antarctica, and I appreciated the author's gorgeous descriptions. There are three main characters in this book: Deb, an ornithologist who studies penguins; Keller, a former Boston lawyer who heads to Antarctica as a dishwasher; and the continent itself, who brings Deb and Keller together and come [...]


    14. Actually 3.5 stars. The premise of the book, the background (Antarctica), and the minor characters all work perfect in this book, but I was not convinced by the main plot of the book, I thought it was too easy to decipher what the ending would be , another thing that I did not like were all the flashbacks that the book relied on , while it was ok at the beginning I don't see how they helped the main story move along , instead I think the author should have spent more time taking advantage of Ant [...]


    15. "My Last Continent feels refreshingly different, vivid, and immediate. Midge Raymond has an extraordinary gift for description that puts the reader bang in the middle of the action, bang in the middle of its dangerous and endangered world. Her clean spare prose pulls us irresistibly into the story and the wider issues it raises. She is clearly a writer in command of her craft." - M. L. STEDMAN, author of The Light Between Oceans"An unforgettable debut with an irresistible love story, MY LAST CON [...]


    16. Audiobook Comments IncludedMidge Raymond's debut, My Last Continent, is an ode to Antarctica with a unique and emotional love story. Raymond's rich and descriptive narrative, while at times overly used, takes readers on a harrowing journey to a land rarely traveled.Deb has dedicated her life to research and studying the colonies of penguins in Antarctica. For the last several years, she has spent part of her year working for the Antarctic Penguin Project. While in the Southern Hemisphere, she [...]


    17. “The tent is tight and cramped, not unlike our individual sleeping quarters on the Cormorant – but now, rather than the hum of the ship, we hear the sounds of penguins and waves lapping the bay; rather than the dry heated air, the night is alive with a gelid summer mist”My Last Continent is the first novel by American author, Midge Raymond. Deb Gardner is a naturalist who studies penguins. Some thirteen years after she first went to Antarctica as part of the Antarctic Penguin Project, she [...]


    18. 2 stars - Meh. Just ok.Set primarily in Antarctica, the imagery and descriptions are vivid and create a wonderful escapist atmosphere. However, there is an extremely heavy handed focus on a romance, and it is unfortunately a tepid and forgettable one. Had the novel focused more on the environmental issues or generalized drama instead of a dispassionate cliché relationship, it would have been far more enjoyable. I would be interested in reading nonfiction by this author should she ever write suc [...]


    19. Did you know that killer whales aren't actually whales (they're dolphins), or that a healthy penguin’s poo is pink, or that the driest desert on earth is in Antarctica?This book taught me A LOT about Antarctica. It's two things at once: a lyrical, intense love letter to Antarctica and a slightly less convincing love story.The main character, Deb, is a researcher who travels around the continent counting penguins, sometimes living with the colonies for weeks at a time. She loves Antarctica pass [...]


    20. Deb Gardner has preferred the company of penguins to people for most of her adult life. She spends as much time as nature and her funding allow, at least several weeks per year, in Antarctica, researching and counting penguins and tolerating the relatively few other humans with whom she is forced to interact. While her research is funded, her travel relies on sharing space and job duties on board a small ship that caters to wealthy passengers wanting to see Antarctica for various reasons. While [...]


    21. Great debut novel for this author. The descriptions of the environment in Antarctica had me wrapped up in a blanket at times. Deb Gardner travels to Antarctica every "summer" for her research on the different types of penguins and also the effects of humans (both researches and tourists) on the environment. It is there she meets Keller and falls in love. This is not a sappy love story but an unfolding of cautious love. The book travels back and forth in time and works well for this book. I loved [...]


    22. I really enjoyed this book and loved everything about it. It was beautifully written and I felt like I had been to Antarctica after reading it. I learned a lot about the continent and the wildlife there and how destructive tourism can be. I also loved the cover, which is what attracted me to the book in the first place. I laughed and I cried. Highly recommend.


    23. Antarctica facts are intertwined over and under and up and through the love story of Deb and Keller. Deb grew up loving birds, and, during college, is pushed to a research assistantship in Antarctica. Keller wanted to go to Antarctica, but found the only way was to sign on as a dishwasher; so he did.Throughout this wonderful, sparkling DEBUT novel, Deb and Keller's love for each other and love for the penguins they study is nothing short of overwhelming. A stunner to read.I read this DARC courte [...]


    24. Absolutely loved this book! A book that actually begins with an Afterwards, and then weaves a tale that goes back and forth through Antarctica, as well as the lives of the narrator Deb and a man she meets there, named Keller. It is a love story and an ecological story, as well as a an adventure story about a cruise ship that ventures into the realm of Antartica. I am not really a big ecology-oriented person, but this story really hit me as a wakeup call for all of those people who feel the need [...]


    25. Love & Loss at the End of the World. Words really can't express how much I enjoyed this book! It was a wonderful story about love, loss, grief and finding your way in life. It was such a beautiful but heart-wrenching story. All of the characters were so well-developed that you couldn't help but become attached to them and their outcome. I loved learning about the continent of Antarctica and also about the penguins and their plight. The imagery and the atmosphere that the author evoked was re [...]


    26. Flawlessly written, gorgeous structure and the science that went into this book is nothing short of amazing. Midge Raymond at once gives us a delightful inside look at the penguins of Antartica--which in itself is spellbinding--and then adds layer of deep character profiles, a horrible tragedy and a love story that is real without being sentimental and sappy. A beautiful, beautiful book, I loved it.


    27. Please check out all of my reviews at ultraviolentlit!My Last Continent is a beautiful, unusual love story – the love between a woman and a man, but also the love of both for the continent of Antarctica. Deb and Keller meet there, and it is where their love grows, as they observe penguin colonies and shifting icebergs. They find it easy to love while in the isolation of a snowstorm – but it is not so easy to survive as a couple in the real world. Like the penguins they study who sometimes ma [...]


    28. It was World Penguin Day when I started reading My Last Continent by Midge Raymond. I had not realized how perfectly timed my choice was. Raymond's novel is a love story, the love between star crossed lovers and their mutual love of penguins and the Antarcticom the author's blogDeb and Keller are penguin researchers whose love affair flourishes only during their brief weeks together in Antarctica. Their off-season work is on opposites sides of the county, Driven by their need to make a differenc [...]


    29. 3 ½-stars, if we couldis was quite the atmospheric read! the antarctic setting is a prominent character unto itself, and i loved that (something i, generally, favour in my fiction - setting as a character). the novel felt helpfully informative around the issues of ecotourism and penguins, though at moments the story did teeter a bit too much into feeling like a screed. (and this coming from someone who took environmental studies at university, so) i mean, i get it - there are such important iss [...]


    30. It’s pegged as an “irresistible love story,” ostensibly referring to the two major characters Deb Gardner and Keller Sullivan who meet on the Antarctic continent. But to me, the irresistible love story was between the characters and their intense magnetic draw to the desolate, dangerous yet captivating glacial vastness that is the southern tip of the earth. Deb is a researcher studying Adelie and emperor penguins and has spent numerous years in Antartica - in some respects it is her refuge [...]


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