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Let's hope that no readers of “Hold the Dark” leave Giraldi’s parable of nature gone wild thinking that Alaskans are inbred, superstitious, booger-eating, merciless murderers. There’s little to like or relate to in the beings that populate this book.      

Nancy Lord
At the remote and seldom-visited Aleutian island of Kiska, the signs of war are still apparent. It's amazing so few know that Japan invaded and occupied the island for more than a year.  David A. James
In their opening arguments, each side laid out the strengths of their cases -- Brenda Morris for the prosecution and Brendan Sullivan for the defense.Rob Cary
In her book “Justice for Bonnie,” Karen Foster offers readers a grieving mother’s perspective into the emotional turmoil of the years immediately following Bonnie Craig’s brutal death and how she hounded investigators for years. Jerzy Shedlock
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
Troy Hamon's book "14 Days to Alaska" will have any pilot reliving their early days of flying, from the uncertainty and shakiness to the occasional heart-pumping moment of terror.Colleen Mondor
Three new, helpfully short and well-illustrated history books from the University of Alaska Press cast light on important but often overlooked aspects of Alaska history. Mike Dunham

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