Weekly Spotlight – The Ivory Caribou

The Ivory Caribou by Caroline McCullagh ic-cm

Fiction – Romance and Adventure – Inuit Culture

What Others are Saying

Is it a love story? Or is it an adventure story? Or is it a commentary on the tragedy of war? It is all of these, and more.  Caroline McCullagh weaves a thrilling and dynamic story around Anne O’Malley’s genealogical search for the story of her late husband’s father that takes her to the far North of Canada to find new relatives among the Inuit culture, to Europe behind the lines in World War I, and back to the small Inuit village where she finds romance. The Ivory Caribou won Best Unpublished Novel in the San Diego Book Awards.

In The Ivory Caribou, Caroline McCullagh has created an enduring love story between a sixty-year-old woman and a man of unusual ethnicity. The author’s real love, though, is of anthropology, history, and language. She is a luminous storyteller and wordsmith of the highest order.

Richard Lederer, author of Anguished English and Amazing Words


I haven’t had this much fun reading prose in a while. The story moves well, the characters are deftly drawn and the plots are so easily interwoven you won’t believe your mind.

Jim Bennett, Poet and Kindle Book Reviewer


About the Author

Caroline McCullagh, award-winning author of The Ivory Caribou, coauthor of American Trivia & American Trivia Quiz Book with Richard Lederer, earned a master’s degree in anthropology from the University of California, San Diego. Her diverse writing projects include five novels, a cookbook, a memoir, a student opera (under the auspices of San Diego Opera), fourteen years of monthly book reviews for the San Diego Horticultural Society, and one year as Books Editor for The American Mensa Bulletin.  For the past three years, Caroline has written a weekly column for the San Diego Union-Tribune with Richard Lederer. As a professional editor, she teaches creative writing two days a week.  The Ivory Caribou, then titled Fire and Ice, was a past Winner at the San Diego Book Awards as Best Unpublished Novel. Caroline has won twice and has been a finalist once.

Visit CarolineMcCullagh.com


A Little Q&A

YA? NA? ADULT? Not specifically YA but suitable for Teens through Adult

Is it standalone or part of series?  Standalone but it is the first book in the Anne O’Malley Arctic Adventures

How would you describe your book?  Romance/Adventure/Genealogy Mystery  A fast read with a lot of information about Inuit Culture

How would you describe the main characters?   Anne is strong and grows Stronger.  Jack is a riddle wrapped in a mystery in an enigma

What do you think are the possible elements that will spark my interests?  
The anthropological detail that Anne conveys in a captivating way.

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