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FICTION | AVAILABLE SEPTEMBER 2024

ICE TO WATER
A Novel

by M JACKSON

“A riveting and timely tale. I couldn’t put it down!”

—SCOTT GRAHAM, The National Park Mystery Series

Ice to Water is a raw portrayal of survival, loss and love, and the hidden complexities experienced by those whose lives are profoundly transformed by climatic changes.

 

On the verge of losing everything, Ruth Harper, recently widowed and struggling with alcoholism, meets a mysterious man named Silas who helps her discover a rare ice cave on her property in Burnt Bay, Alaska. When images of the ice go viral on social media, tourists arrive at the farm gate clamoring to see the ice cave before it melts. As Ruth’s relationship with Silas deepens and dark secrets surrounding her husband’s death begin to surface, she must choose to take an unprecedented gamble and harness her life to a glacier whose future is just as uncertain as her own. Ice to Water is both a celebration of resilience against persistent loss and a reminder that to find ourselves, we must face terrifying truths.

September 2024  | Fiction | 9798890920034 | 312 pp | $18.95

Ice to Water is a timely reminder of our interconnectedness and the moral imperative to act. This profound novel prompts readers to reflect on life’s deepest questions, leaving a lasting impact and a heightened sense of our responsibilities to our world. Don’t miss this captivating exploration of human and environmental change that will stay with you long after the final page.”

—LISA E. BLOOM, Climate Change and the New Polar Aesthetics

ABOUT THE AUTHOR
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DR. M JACKSON is a geographer, glaciologist, science communicator, National Geographic Society Explorer, TED Fellow, public speaker, and writer. She has worked for over a decade chronicling climate change and communities in the Arctic and Antarctic. Jackson is the author of The Secret Lives of Glaciers, While Glaciers Slept: Being Human in a Time of Climate Change, and the novel The Ice Sings Back. She is currently the Climate and Energy host for Crash Course and starred as the science expert in the hit Netflix series, Pirate Gold of Adak Island. She lives outside Eugene, Oregon, with her infant and two fat cats.

PRAISE FOR ICE TO WATER

“With prose as crystalline as glacial ice, Jackson tells Ruth’s haunting tale of loss and search for redemption in a northern world turned upside down by climate change. A riveting and timely tale. I couldn’t put it down!”

—SCOTT GRAHAM, The National Park Mystery Series

 

“M Jackson weaves a tale that is both haunting and irresistible, an ode to ice and a celebration of what makes us lovable, yet fallibly human.”

—CAROLINE VAN HEMERT, The Sun is a Compass

 

“Heartbreaking and hopeful, this shows how the landscapes we love shape us, how we shape them back, and how they can bind communities together.”

—KEEMA WATERFIELD, Inside Passage

 

“This novel is like a cold shower of glacier water, brimming with icy but hopeful clarity. Jackson’s gripping prose will freeze and thaw you in turns, and show you humanity reflected in the ice.”

—EMILY POOLE, Tsunami Books

 

“An edgy, exciting story written by an expert observer of glaciers. Jackson’s confident, fast-paced writing hooked me from page one until revelations at the end were like cracking ice.”

—KATHRYN AALTO, Writing Wild

 

Ice to Water is vivid, entertaining, and chilly to the bone.”

—EMMA LOEWE, Return to Nature

 

“I’m not the kind of reader who picks up climate novels, or novels of personal trauma, but three pages into this novel and I was hooked. I was reading it while cooking dinner, between classes, and late into the night, curled up in bed. I was lucky enough to read this book in manuscript format, and found myself underlining, folding down corners, and re-reading entire pages. Like an ice cave, this novel will astonish you, change you, and delight you. Trust me: this isn’t a story to miss.”

—EMILY WALL, author of Breaking Into Air and Fist


“Once again, M Jackson has found a way to beautifully communicate her love of science and glaciers by captivating us with human struggle and desire for connection.”

—KATIE LONE CRANEY, glacial artist

Image by Ronald Wong
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