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Anchorage-based photographer John Schwieder came to his art at a later age than most, but he’s made up for lost time with two volumes of remarkable photography that capture landscapes and wildlife from across the full breadth of the state.  David A. James
More than 70 senior dogs are highlighted in David Jensen's second full-color coffee table book.Kathleen Macknicki
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
'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