Books

In the coming decades, the Western Flyer would participate in a series of fisheries that first boomed and then abruptly collapsed in no small part due to being exploited by humans who couldn’t grasp what John Steinbeck and Ed Ricketts told them. 

David A. James
“Rhythm of the Wild” is a wide-ranging book that’s equal parts personal memoir, political polemic, wilderness observations and plea for environmental stewardship. It follows a trajectory I saw in myself and many of the people I worked with in Denali National Park. David A. James
Author, reporter and now playwright Lael Morgan recalls the wild town she drove into in 1959.Mike Dunham
Robin McLean supported herself as a potter for years, working in Alaska's backwoods and hawking her wares to shops around the state. Her first book of short stories has won a major national award and she's back on a book tour that owes a lot to her pottery days.Mike Dunham
Earlier this year, 49 Writers held a series of conversations and workshops where people shared memories about how they came to Anchorage and what they found memorable about the place. The result is a book, “Anchorage Remembers: A Century of Tales,” which will be launched at 7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 23, at the Anchorage Museum.Mike Dunham
“Arctic Icons” emerges as an environmental book that honestly addresses the tenuous relationship between modern society and the natural world.David A. James
First Friday shows include work by an artist exploring his Native and gay identities, the mayor slices Anchorage's birthday cake and a historian explains the "myth" of Seward's Folly.Arts Reporter Mike Dunham
As survival tales go, First Lt. Leon Crane's WWII story is epic, which makes it all the more surprising that it is so little known in Alaska.Colleen Mondor
Books by Alaskans and of Alaskan interest, from a TV evangelist who spent time on the tundra to a mystery about a kidnapped child and a plot to blow up the trans-Alaska pipeline.Kathleen Macknicki
A musical about Chris McCandless will be showcased in Juneau this weekend.Mike Dunham