“The Last Speaker of Bear” draws on decades of Millman’s experiences, and many of the book’s vignettes are presented as moments frozen in time, leaving a reader wanting more.
Dr. James Taylor White made multiple trips, witnessing increased Arctic activity and some of the horrors the Gold Rush.
His book, “A Thousand Trails Home: Living with Caribou,” won in the Natural History Literature category.
Over 160 years old, the original text proves to include some valuable insights that can help gauge the changes to come.
From the heart of the action in Spenard, Gordon had a front-row seat for the madness that swept over Alaska when oil was discovered and the newly minted state was suddenly awash in money and opportunity seekers.
Powell died of cardiac arrest Oct. 26 at her home in upstate New York. Powell’s 2005 book “Julie & Julia: 365 Days, 524 Recipes, 1 Tiny Apartment Kitchen” became a hit, Nora Ephron-directed film.
Icelandic photographer Ragnar Axelsson documents diminishing arctic areas and the people the people that call those places home.
In other literary news, longtime journalist Tom Kizzia was named Alaska’s Historian of the Year.
In his new book “Homestead Survival,” Alaska reality TV star Marty Raney dishes out advice for would-be homesteaders looking to make a “great escape.”
“The Alaskan Blonde” features an unsolved mystery and a young federal district attorney named Ted Stevens.
Ernaux has mined her own biography to explore life in France since the 1940s, illuminating murky corners of memory, family and society.
From English fens to Midwestern bogs, the book documents the impact of the destruction of areas that took centuries to develop.
Blair Braverman and Quince Mountain deliver a vibrant yearlong account of their team of dogs and adventures in mushing.
This coming-of-age novel entertains and explores human nature with an engaging narrator,
The Dutch navigator made three trips to the Arctic before perishing on the final attempt at a Northeast Passage.
Author Luc Mehl initially self-published “The Packraft Handbook” in 2021. Since then, the book has been picked up by publisher Mountaineer Books, and its audience has grown significantly.
One part charming adventure story, one part scientific reportage, “The Last Winter” by Porter Fox engages, entertains and educates.
Judy Ferguson, Alaska’s most prominent oral historian, helps deliver the stories of 13 Athabascan Iditarod mushers.
“Recess at 20 Below” by Cindy Lou Aillaud and Seth Kantner’s “A Thousand Trails Home, Living with Caribou” were picked for the Great Reads from Great Places program.
Works by Juneau’s Emily Wall and Anchorage’s Marybeth Holleman are both divergent and complementary.
Wasilla author Eric Wade’s memoir of his time at an Interior Alaska cabin, accessible only by boat, reflects a practical realism immersed in the beauty and harshness of the natural world.
Author Mary Emerick came to Sitka to try to find herself in the ocean layers that trace the island coastlines.
Richard Chiappone’s novel set in Homer is both suspenseful and lighthearted.