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'Dead Reckoning' describes the perils of the sea and those who work on it.David A. James
The 14 short stories are remarkable in their quality, variety and inventiveness. These are stories that matter.Nancy Lord
Death is nature. Nature is far from over. In the end — I must believe it — just like a salmon, I will know how to die, and though I die, though I lose my life, nature wins. Nature endures.Eva Saulitis
This week on Reading the North: a cookbook for northern regions and a journalist's investigation of claims that her father stole millions of dollars' worth of ore.Kathleen Macknicki
Raine Hall, a one-time Iditarod Trail Committee staffer, has been on a personally costly and time-consuming, four-year quest to collect the memories of mushers who were around when the Iditarod was truly an adventure that left many wondering if they would reach the end. Craig Medred
In “Dreaming Bears,” J. Michael Holloway tells of his meeting with Gwich’in elders Johnny and Sarah Frank, the many years he spent in a close relationship with people he came to view as grandparents and the course his own life took as a result.David A. James
Alaska Book Week starts this weekend. Here's a roundup of events around the state.Mike Dunham
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

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