by Alexis M. Smith


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Book Summary

Isabel, a collector of vintage items, looks over damaged books in a library basement and reminisces about her love for an ex-soldier, her need to collect old photographs and postcards, and her worry about the melting glaciers in Alaska, where she grew up.

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A postcard found at a thrift shop, a lunch with a colleague, a party — all moments in the life of Isabel, a young woman who repairs books in a Portland, Ore., library basement. The story itself feels like a series of postcards, jumping back and forth from the small moments of her day to her childhood in Alaska, to the found postcard that hints at an Amsterdam romance. In a sense, Glaciers is a bookend to Paul Harding's Tinkers, another story with a fractured structure,

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