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Amazon.com Best Books of the Month

Amazon.com Best Books of the Month

Amazon.com has picked Into the Abyss as one one of their Best Books of the Month: Nonfiction for May. How cool is that? Check it out here.
Into the Abyss

Into the Abyss

Into the Abyss is an astonishing true story of a deadly commuter plane crash in northern Canada and how it changed the lives of its four survivors: a rookie pilot, a prominent politician, a cop and the accused criminal he was escorting to face charges.
Tavern door, Grande Prairie

Tavern door, Grande Prairie

Much of the book takes place in the Peace Country—a soul-stirring sweep of aspen parkland in north western Alberta. Sights like the tavern entrance to Grande Prairie’s once-popular Park Hotel (left) are typical of the towns and small cities that dot the region.
Bush pilot, northern Canada

Bush pilot, northern Canada

Former bush pilot Erik Vogel sits atop a C-185 “tail dragger” in Ft. Liard, Northwest Territories. Bush flying has always been a hard-driving, high-risk profession ranked as one of the deadliest in North America.
Train tracks, Grande Prairie

Train tracks, Grande Prairie

A lonely stretch of railway tracks cuts through the centre of Grande Prairie. The author took this picture not far from where the Wapiti Community Dorm, a men’s homeless shelter frequented by drifter Paul Archambault, once stood.
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Amazon’s Best Books of 2013

INTO THE ABYSS is one of Amazon’s best books of 2013 in the sports & outdoors category! Congratulations, Carol! View the book here on Amazon’s list.

Into the Abyss Wins $10,000 Edna Staebler Creative Non-Fiction Award

Into the Abyss has won the 2013 Edna Staebler Award for Creative Non-Fiction. Established and endowed by writer and award-winning journalist Edna Staebler, the Edna Staebler Award for Creative Non-Fiction is administered by Wilfrid Laurier University, the only university in Canada to bestow a nationally recognized literary award. The $10,000 award encourages and recognizes Canadian...
Into the Abyss and Barnes & Noble Summer Reading

Into the Abyss and Barnes & Noble Summer Reading

Barnes & Nobel has compiled a list of “Summer 2013 Discover Great New Writers” and Into The Abyss was on that list! Take a look!
Into the Abyss on NPR

Into the Abyss on NPR

Carol Shaben author of  ”Into the Abyss” and survivor Scott Deschamps speak with NPR Morning Edition’s Steve Inskeep about the crash that transfigured the lives of its four survivors, including Shaben’s own father, a politician named Larry Shaben. After Crashing In Canadian ‘Abyss,’ Four Men Fight To Surviven.pr/19ZHAl3
Buy Into the Abyss

Buy Into the Abyss

Description Only four men survived the plane crash. The pilot. A politician. A cop… and the criminal he was shackled to. On an icy night in October 1984, a commuter plane carrying nine passengers crashed in the remote wilderness of northern Alberta, killing six people. Four survived: the rookie pilot, a prominent politician, a cop,...
Into the Abyss in PRISM International

Into the Abyss in PRISM International

This review came from my home city of Vancouver. The city’s inner harbour is pictured above. http://prismmagazine.ca/2013/03/04/review-into-the-abyss/

Into the Abyss Barnes & Noble pick for 2013!

Barnes & Noble has selected Into the Abyss as one of its Spring/Summer 13 Discover Great New Writers picks! The book, which will be published in May 2013 by Grand Central Publishing, New York, can now be pre-ordered in the United States.

Into the Abyss on CBC Alberta’s Daybreak

"Into the Abyss" in the Guardian

“Into the Abyss” in the Guardian

Carol’s article, “What’s a Life Worth?” recently appeared on the cover of the Guardian’s Life & Style section. Her article explores the impact of a plane crash on her father’s life and how she came to understand him through that event and those that followed. To read the article, click on the link below. http://www.guardian.co.uk/lifeandstyle/2012/dec/01/carol-shaben-larry-plane-crash
Telling True Stories - Geist Magazine presents Marcello Di Cintio and Carol Shaben

Telling True Stories – Geist Magazine presents Marcello Di Cintio and Carol Shaben

Marcello Di Cintio and Carol Shaben will tell the stories behind their new books and share their thoughts on the rewards, and challenges of telling true stories. Marcello Di Cintio’s Walls: Travels Along the Barricades (Goose Lane Editions) has been longlisted for the BC National Award for Canadian Non-Fiction. In an ambitious blend of travel...
Advance Praise for Into the Abyss

Advance Praise for Into the Abyss

“With Into the Abyss Carol Shaben gives us an astonishing true story of catastrophe and redemption. Shaben writes from the inside out, as in the best non-fiction, creating a nuanced and tightly braided portrait of four men and their shared trauma that is by turns terrifying and deeply humane. Every line in this uniquely Canadian story rings...
UK Book and BBC Radio 4

UK Book and BBC Radio 4

On the front cover of the UK edition published by Pan Macmillan readers will find a red sticker announcing:  As Read on BBC Radio 4. Thanks to the efforts of the Macmillan publicity team and the talents of radio producer, Jill Waters, Into the Abyss will be featured as a BBC Radio 4 Book of the Week, October 22...