Book review: Matt Caprioli’s depictions of poverty-level Alaska counterbalance the usual tropes of Alaska as a sublime wilderness.
Book review: Placed in command of the Terror and thus second-in-command on the ill-fated expedition, Francis Crozier was one of the British Empire’s most accomplished polar explorers, even if he stood in the shadows of others.
Book review: Fairbanksan Nicole Stellon O’Donnell is an original, a poet for our times as well as our place.
Book review: “A Miserable Paradise” is a largely depoliticized take on 2020, and to have this be Alaska’s first book to examine the year makes it even more valuable.
Acclaimed as both an educator and essayist, Soos was 70 years old.
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.
“Back Home,” the sequel to Dan L. Walker’s 2016 novel “Secondhand Summer,” is set during another time when our nation tore itself apart over a seemingly uncrossable divide.
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: Erling Kagge was first person to complete the fabled Three Poles Challenge on foot (North the South, and the summit of Mount Everest). In “Philosophy for Polar Explorers” he finds lessons on adventuring in everyday life.
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: “Upon This Rock: Book 3 - Consider Pipnonia” by David Marusek spills out endless plot twists and numerous characters in a tale involving space travel, aliens, the apocalypse and resurrections.
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: “Stampede” is far from the most comprehensive history of the Klondike gold rush. But it’s one of the best.
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.
A spoken version of “The Woman Carried Away by Killer Whales” on the Sealaska Heritage Institute’s YouTube feed will let readers hear the language spoken.
Book review: Not so many authors whose imaginations have gone north recognize the ominous potential of summer, with its constant daylight and recurring mist.
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.
Steven Rinella said the audiobook should have a raw, spontaneous feel because many of the participants were sharing memories they had rarely expressed before.
Book review: The trick, if one is to write about the first ascent of Denali’s southern peak, is to make it new. Outdoors writer Patrick Dean has done just in “A Window to Heaven,” casting the climb in new light.
The 70-year-old author said the honor feels validating to someone who never held a traditional job at the university.