We've been reading all things Alaska in honor of the upcoming Alaska Day, Wednesday, October 18, 2017, commemorating the Sesquicentennial of the Transfer of Alaska.
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Alone in the Wilderness
by Dick Proenneke & Bob Swerer

The account of the day-to-day explorations and activities of Dick Proenneke as he built a cabin in the remote wilderness of the Twin Lakes Region of Alaska.

"The quintessential DVD of Alaska adventure living." - Heidi


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And She Was
by Cindy Dyson

A tense interplay between past and present that explores Aleut history, taboos, mummies, conquest, survival, and the seamy side of the 1980s in a fishing boomtown at the edge of the world. It leaps across time and culture to a lost woman, who more than anything needs to understand the gray shades between heroism and evil, between freedom and bondage, between this place and the rest of her life.

"Takes place in two eras." - Crystal

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DANGER the Dog Yard Cat
by Libby Riddles with Shelley Gill

Libby Riddles was the first woman to win the 1049 mile Iditarod sled dog race. She introduces us to her cat, Danger, in this whimsical tale of the far north.

- Jessie

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The Smell of Other People's Houses
by Bonnie-Sue Hitchcock

Growing up in Alaska in the 1970s isn't like growing up anywhere else. Four vivid voices tell intertwining stories of hardship, tragedy, wild luck, and salvation.

"Young adult book that beautifully illustrates the importance of perseverance---'sometimes you just have to hold onto whatever you can'." - Kate

 

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Into the Wild
by John Krakkauer

In April 1992 Christopher Johnson McCandless hitchhiked to Alaska and walked alone into the wilderness north of Mt. McKinley. He had given $25,000 in savings to charity, abandoned his car and most of his possessions, burned all the cash in his wallet, and invented a new life for himself. Four months later, his decomposed body was found by a moose hunter. How McCandless came to die is the unforgettable story of Into the Wild.

"Good, true story." - Katie

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Pipeline
by Ron Dalby

An overworked detective, a dedicated game warden, and a veteran bush pilot team up to save a kidnapped child and prevent a monumental environmental disaster in the heart of Alaska’s sweeping wilderness.

"All the elements of a good, fictional mystery."- Laura

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Honey Buckets on the Kuskokwim
by Helen Youngsman Teeter

"Hilarious and often poignant story of two Alaska missionaries."
- Kaitlin



 


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