Book review: Fairbanksan Nicole Stellon O’Donnell is an original, a poet for our times as well as our place.
We find ourselves recalling how much Dave Roberts influenced our decisions to take our own adventures and writing lives to Alaska.
Book review: Beautifully written and deeply introspective, “A Thousand Trails Home” may be the book Kantner has been aiming his powers at all along, a masterwork only he could deliver.
Book review: Kale Williams, a science and environment reporter for The Oregonian, began his polar bear journey in 2016 when a young polar bear cub named Nora arrived at the Portland zoo and became an instant celebrity.
Book review: Following the route Eric Sevareid detailed decades earlier, the duo battled treacherous conditions and sometimes each other — and even took in a stray dog.
Book review: “Disappearing Earth” explores how the tragedy of missing children reverberates through families and entire communities, and also dives deeply into questions of all forms of violence and loss in the lives of girls and women.
Book review: Katie Eberhart’s unusual memoir, a collage of short meditations about the history and renovations of that house, gardens and landscapes, and the passage of time, captures her curiosity about the world and her attentions to life’s connections.
Book review: “Lost Mountain” is many things — a love story, a portrait of an isolated community, a mystery, a paean to salmon and lives that surround salmon, a not-very-disguised critique of a megamine project, and an example of eco-fiction.
Book review: Keema Waterfield survived her childhood and went on to build the kind of life that can give us this remarkably self-aware and forgiving book.
Review: The current issue of the Alaska Quarterly Review, with 10 short fiction pieces, four narrative essays, poems by 24 poets, and a special feature labeled “memoir as drama,” consistently surprises and challenges.
Book review: Do we need yet another book devoted to bears? In the case of Bjorn Dihle’s “A Shape in the Dark,” the answer may be yes.
Book review: Recurring motifs include the Irish, Catholicism, food, baseball, poolhalls, rivers and bridges, and of course the mills that were the center of Lowell life for so many years.
Book review: After 37 years, Gretel Ehrlich has written a bookend to the well-known and loved classic book “The Solace of Open Spaces.”
Book review: In Kazim Ali’s new work, Alaskan readers will find significant parallels to our history with Indigenous peoples and the generational traumas still present.
Identified as a novel, Sean Ulman’s book is both fiction and novel in the other meaning of the word — new, innovative, unexpected, outside of traditional literary forms.