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Justin Herrmann’s impressive debut collection, "Highway One, Antarctica: Stories," takes us pole to pole  --  from Antarctica to the coast of Northwest Alaska.

Nancy Lord
Fairbanks author Kirkpatrick Hill skillfully depicts the gold rush, making it entertaining and educational.David A. James
Portraits of mountain goats, beluga whales and a woman who heads north to Alaska are among the adventures awaiting readers in these Alaska-centric books.Kathleen Macknicki
The book becomes a much-needed elucidation of how difficult achieving a murder conviction can be. It puts a human face on the investigators who strive to build an airtight case before making an arrest.David A. James
Author Kim Heacox shines a new light on the northern travels of well-regarded naturalist John Muir, who made the first of his Alaska visits in 1879.Colleen Mondor
Photographer Jeff Schultz has spent more than three decades as official photographer for the Iditarod, meaning he's accumulated tens of thousands of photographs and just as many stories on the race. He shares some of each in his new book.Colleen Mondor
The sound of their shovels, the labored breathing as they dig, the notes of another thrush coming from the woods -- it all comes together.Lee Goodman
A review of "Images of America: Icebreaking Alaska" says missing details, errors and a haphazard approach sink the book, written by a retired Coast Guard captain.David A. James
Charley Waterman's collection of hunting and fishing tales includes stories of his experiences all over the world, including in Alaska.Kathleen Macknicki
Books of interest to both Alaska anglers and teenagers.Alaska Dispatch News

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