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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. Sharon Hyatt says:

    I would love a copy of this book

  2. Carol Boellstorfc says:

    I haven’t read anything by this author but it certainly sounds like a book I’d love to read.

  3. Cameron-Ashley H. (BigGreenChair) says:

    New author to me, would like to try it out

  4. Daniel T. (WestReader) says:

    Book should be interesting. Question though: did a federal prison which opened in 1934, only three years before the story begins, have allowed civilians to live on the island?

  5. Donna M. (dipchip) says:

    Although I am an Agatha Christie fan I would be very interested in reading this intriguing novel!

  6. Celestial A. (lilyofthefield) says:

    Thank you for offering such an interesting book!

  7. Patty says:

    This sounds so interesting! Would love to win a copy!!

  8. Angie H says:

    Sounds interesting!

  9. Bully L. (roxanne3) says:

    hurray! more free books,

  10. Tina B. (bookshelftreasures) says:

    This sounds really interesting. I would love to have it.

    Thanks for bringing free book Friday back!


  11. Eric S. (monkton) Oneonta, NY says:

    Sounds like a good read!

  12. Shirley W. (slowshirl) says:

    This sounds like a very interesting book, would love to read it! So many wishing wondering if I should put it on my wish list or not?? If I win it I won’t have to do that, will I? Love PBS, been a member for many years. It’s the only thing I would miss if my PC went down, and I couldn’t afford another. Thanks for this opportunity. Hugs, Shirley in KY

  13. Barbara B. (barbieofmpls) says:

    A new author for me.i’d love to win a copy!

  14. Heather M Damian says:

    Oooooh, I want to win this Friday’s book!!!

  15. Brenda Henderson says:

    This sounds like a great read.

  16. Cindy B. (cbtress82) , says:

    I would love to win this book. It sounds very good. Good luck to me!!! Thankyou!!

  17. Susan D. (mom2nine) says:

    Looks like a good choice for the giveaway. I would sure like to win it! 🤗

  18. Sandy T. (keepmelaffn) , says:

    This sounds like a good read. Thanks for the chance to win it!

  19. Julie P. (usedbookfiend) says:

    I lived in Santa Rosa for 7 years and took many trips out to Alcatraz. Would love to read this book!

  20. Toni C. (oneperkychick) , says:

    This would be a new author for me, sounds compelling!

  21. Denise C. (charb) says:

    This book sounds like a page turner. I would like to read this book.

  22. Meagan C. says:

    This book sounds very intriguing!

  23. Marta R. (marta73) says:

    Wow this sounds like a really good story. Would love a copy!

  24. Joan W. (justreadingabook) says:

    Awesome, Free Book Friday! Love it.

  25. Desmond W. (desmond) says:

    Count me in, please!

  26. Kristen S. (batmom0721) says:

    Sounds like a great story I won’t be able to put down. I can’t wait to read it and pass it on!

  27. Mary S. (mscottcgp) , says:

    This would be a great book for our book club!

  28. Cheryl C. says:

    I love books about Alcatraz. Thanks for considering me!

  29. Sharlene W. says:

    This story sounds like a heart-breaker!

  30. Dan C. says:

    This really sounds like a good plot. Would love to win this book

  31. I like backgrounds in history, and would probably like this book very much.

  32. MoSkeet C says:

    …What will happen to those delicious summer cherry tomatoes if Tommy “The Greenthumb” Capello ever gets released? Pass me the Cheez-itz!

  33. Nina P. (lmntree) says:

    Sounds like a great book! Thanks for the opportunity!

  34. Laura G. (summersoff) says:

    Have been to Alcatraz several times – this sounds like a winner.

  35. Lois S. says:

    Looks like an interesting read! Good luck all!

  36. Bully L. (roxanne3) says:

    I am a big fan Kristina McMorris. I have not read this title, yet. Thank you for the opportunity!

  37. Elizabeth H. (betsyh1) says:

    looks interesting!

  38. Martha R. (mmrichey) says:

    I would love to read this book! sounds super interesting!

  39. Terry V. (mistyks) says:

    I love Free Book Fridays!
    It’s a win-win! Somebody gets a new book to them and a swap for a credit, too, with so many members wishing for it. Thanks, PBS!

  40. Teresa B. (mystery-lady) says:

    Sounds like a good read!!

  41. Miriam S. M. says:

    I would love to win a copy.

  42. Carol C. says:

    Sounds like a book I would like to read.

  43. Rebecca N. says:

    This looks like a great book. Historical novels are my favorite, so it sounds like something I would thoroughly enjoy!

  44. Erin E. (erinegloff) says:

    I hope I win!

  45. Dani T. (mrsdani) says:

    Would LOVE a copy of this book. My family went to Alcatraz a few years ago. It would be so neat to read a story and be able to envision where it takes place.

  46. Joyce S. (Swanton) says:

    This sounds like a fantastic book! I would love to have it!

  47. Lisa G. (bookjunkey) says:

    There’s nothing better than a book – and when it’s free, that’s icing on the cake!

  48. Mary L. (jammer) says:

    I would love to read this book!

  49. Judy D. (jldogs) says:

    Also interested in reading this book!

  50. Alysia H. (alysia) says:

    Seems like a great book! Would love to read!

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