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The Edge of Lost by Kristina McMorris


On a cold night in October 1937, searchlights cut through the darkness around Alcatraz. A prison guard’s only daughter—one of the youngest civilians who lives on the island—has gone missing. Tending the warden’s greenhouse, convicted bank robber Tommy Capello waits anxiously. Only he knows the truth about the little girl’s whereabouts, and that both of their lives depend on the search’s outcome.

Almost two decades earlier and thousands of miles away, a young boy named Shanley Keagan ekes out a living as an aspiring vaudevillian in Dublin pubs. Talented and shrewd, Shan dreams of shedding his dingy existence and finding his real father in America. The chance finally comes to cross the Atlantic, but when tragedy strikes, Shan must summon all his ingenuity to forge a new life in a volatile and foreign world.

Skillfully weaving these two stories, Kristina McMorris delivers a compelling novel that moves from Ireland to New York to San Francisco Bay. As her finely crafted characters discover the true nature of loyalty, sacrifice, and betrayal, they are forced to confront the lies we tell—and believe—in order to survive.


ISBN 9780758281180, Paperback

There are currently  49 Members Wishing for this book.

1 lucky member will win a brand-new copy.

To enter, simply leave a comment on this Blog post. You must be a PaperBackSwap member in good standing to win.

We will choose 1 winner at random from comments we receive here on the Blog from PBS members.

You have until Sunday, June 23, 2019 at 12 noon ET, to leave a comment.

Good Luck to everyone!


Note: All the books given away on Free Book Friday are available in the PBS Market. We have thousands of new and new overstock titles available right now, with more added hourly. Some of the prices are amazing – and you can use a PBS credit to make the deal even better!



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96 Responses to “Free Book Friday!”

  1. Keri M. (gkmiller4) says:

    Yes, please! I would love to read this book!

  2. TakingTime says:

    A wonderful book, I owuld love to win. Thanks for the chance.

  3. Trish R. (southernbooks) says:

    I love historical fiction and this book is on my To Read list!

  4. Lula C. (lilliebrooke) , says:

    What an interesting read. I am one that normally would not pick up a book so suspensful. But reading the story line I immediatly wanted to order the book.

  5. Leah C. (leedeecee) , says:

    I’ve visited Alcatraz and love stoical fiction! Thanks for the chance to win this book! 👍🏼

  6. Leah C. (leedeecee) , says:

    Historical *

  7. Christina C. (caz426) says:

    Sounds like a great read!!

  8. R E K. (bigstone) , says:

    Historical fiction is on of my favorite genres. This is an addition that I would treasure.

  9. magicalletters says:

    First time I have entered in a giveaway! I hope there are more in the future. Thank you to all who donate books!! Hugs!!

  10. Athena M. (luv2teach) says:

    I would love to read this book Thank you for the opportunity!

  11. Suzana P. (suzsees) says:

    Looks like someone will be a winner twice over.

  12. Lyn M. (lynm) says:

    This sounds like a must read to me. Thanks for introducing me to the book and for the chance to win it.

  13. Jonathan F. says:

    McMorris is an excellent writer. I’d love to read this.

  14. David L. (carllee) says:

    Sounds terrific. Thanks for the opportunity.

  15. Nora F. (nora777) says:

    Sounds so interesting! Thanks for this opportunity

  16. Diane K. (mrs1derful) says:

    Wow! How have I missed this?

  17. Samantha T. (sammyg) , says:

    This book sounds like a great read. Alcatraz has always fascinated me.

  18. Tracy M. says:

    I love contests and freebies. Thanks for the opportunity to win a book.

  19. Joel Z. says:

    What a great idea! Thanks!

  20. dakotah says:

    Looks like an interesting read!

  21. Allison G. says:

    I would love to read this book

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  23. Chas D. (charleyd) says:

    Sounds interesting!

    Chas D

  24. Kathryn Y. (coco45) says:

    Thank you for these contests!

    Kathy Y.

  25. Bernadette M. says:

    I have this book on my iist of books to read! I would love to have a copy.

  26. Reina says:

    Sounds interesting!

  27. Linda T. (snigglefitz) , says:

    Have to have a free book!!!! Thanks for the opportunity

  28. Sue Wood says:

    I would love a free book!

  29. Susan H. (Higfin) says:

    This is just one more reason to love PBS!

  30. Betty O. (wvflatlander) says:

    Please consider me for receiving a copy of this book!


  31. Claudia W. (claudiemae) , says:

    Wow! Wouldn’t I be pleased to win.

  32. Debra J. (homemakerdeb) says:

    Would love to win this book!!!!!!😀

  33. Vicky A. (dunnville) says:

    Sounds intriguing. Would love to read it.

  34. Amanda M. says:

    I would love this opportunity! Thank you!

  35. Heather F. (AZmom875) , says:

    I read this book, and it was 5 stars!

  36. Wanda says:

    This seems like a very interesting novel, willl love to read this book!

  37. Becky Y. (byby) says:

    Thanks for the opportunity to get an interesting book free. Paperback Swap is great!

  38. Lynnea W. (swtpotato) says:

    Sounds interesting-thank you for the opportunity 🙂

  39. Sharon M. says:

    Ooooh, this sounds great! Will have to put on my wishlist in case I don’t win 😉 Our family LOVES paperbackswap! Thanks for the chance 🙂

  40. Casey T. says:

    Please, I really want to win this book!

  41. Tina B. (Tityger) says:

    If nothing else this has drawn my attention to a book that I will now read and to a new author to explore, so thanks!

  42. Sandra M. says:

    Would love to win! Edge of Lost sounds intrigueing! Just from the above description, I have to find out more!! I haven’t had the pleasure of reading Kristina McMorris before. I’ll will have to add her to my list! Good luck everyone!

  43. Chris P. (chris-rn) says:

    Would love to win it! Not much I enjoy more than reading!

  44. Nancy W. (nweb) says:

    Sounds very interesting. Will definitely put on my wish list.

  45. It looks like a magnificent read! Thank you for the chance to win it. 🙂

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