Books

A heartthrob from Toksook Bay is an Internet sensation and Alaska artists donate work for relief efforts following the Nepal earthquake.Mike Dunham

“Wales: Portrait of an Alaska Village” takes us to this faraway place where days pass under extreme conditions in remote isolation with limited resources. Ed Gold made two visits to the village, first in 2009 and then again in 2013 and extensively photographed the landscape, the town and the people. 

David A. James
Suanne Unger, author of  “Qaqamiigux: Traditional Foods of the Aleutian and Pribilof Islands,” and Moses Dirks, one of the book’s contributors, will take the floor at the next Smithsonian Spotlight lecture at noon Thursday, May 7, at the Anchorage Museum. Mike Dunham
Alaska pilot, author and ecotourism pioneer Mike McBride will sign copies of his book about life on Kachemak Bay at this weekend's Great Alaska Aviation Gathering.Mike Dunham
Saturday, May 2, will be Independent Bookstore Day, and Palmer’s exemplary independent bookstore, Fireside Books, will host Heather Lende from Haines, author of “Find the Good;” “Take Good Care of the Garden and the Dogs” and “If You Lived Here, I’d Know Your Name.” Mike Dunham
If each poem in the latest issue of AQR is partly an answer to the question “What the hell is poetry, anyway?” there are six wildly unique responses from poets with a connection to Alaska. Eva Saulitis
Short looks at "Saloons, Prostitutes and Temperance in Alaska Territory" and "Charlie and the Blanket Toss."Kathleen Macknicki
This week: Author Glen Klinkhart and translator Andrea Gregovich speak; Anchorage Symphony showcases works for winds; and Yup'ik spellers compete. Mike Dunham
A rare summer cruise to hard-to-reach Aleutian battlefields has sold out, but organizers hope to make a second trip if enough takers can be found.Mike Dunham