Book review: Brendan Jones’ follow-up to his successful first novel tackles family, politics and the pandemic.
Book review: In “The Treeline,” author Ben Rawlence produces a page-turner that demonstrates how the forests may be the world’s last hope against climate change.
Book review: “Black History in the Last Frontier” uncovers untold stories of both successes and structural racism over decades in Alaska.
Book review: Poetry Month may have ended with the last of April, but these new volumes are worthy of reading year-round.
The book, with multiple contributors, takes young readers through the biology of mosquitoes and explains why they might not be so expendable after all.
The Anchorage native’s eight-story collection features “a recognizable Alaska and characters living at its various edges, often in complicated, troubled relationships viewed with both humor and compassion.”
From Norway to Antarctica and many points in between, the British scientist explains how melting ice across the planet is putting Earth in peril.
In Deb Vanasse’s latest historical inquiry, she explores the treaty that saved the northern fur seals from extinction and the story of a man who advocated for their preservation.
From his arrival in the state in a Porsche convertible to co-founding the Great Tanana Raft Classic, Helfferich’s Alaska adventures translate into rich prose.
Eldest daughter Elishaba Doerksen stretches deep into the history of her abusive father as well as the family’s time in Alaska.
Author Mark Piesing documents the search for the Italia, a dirigible lost during a collaborative expedition between a Norwegian explorer and an Italian aviator.
The debut sci-fi novel launches from a frozen virus into a dystopic, death-driven world.
Book review: “A Different Race” is Christine and Dennis McClure’s second book about Black soldiers building the Alcan, following their 2017 work “We Fought the Road.” If anything, this book is even better.
The nine lengthy stories in “The Getting Place” are richly varied, taking place in Interior Alaska, coastal Maine and the coal-mining region of Virginia where Soos grew up.
Book review: From 1899 to 1902, a unit of the famed all-Black Buffalo Soldier regiment was stationed in Skagway — a story that military historian Brian Shellum carefully documents in his recently published book.
Book review: Nastassja Martin was living with Indigenous Even people in remote Russia when, descending a mountain, she encountered a bear that nearly killed her, and her life changed in an unanticipated way.
Book review: In “The Owner of the Sea,” poet Richard Price has rendered three Inuit myth cycles into verse form in a book that finds wisdom for the present in the distant past.
Book review: Written by Connie and Bud Helmericks, self-described “explorers” of Alaska’s Arctic regions, “We Live in the Arctic,” “Our Summer with the Eskimos” and “Our Alaskan Winter” have been newly reissued.
Constantly battered by outside intrusions, the town nearly dried up after the closure of the Kennecott Mine.
Review: AQR seeks the best, most innovative and imaginative writing from anywhere, and it’s always a pleasure to find Alaskans in the mix.
Book review: Chukchi, a town loosely based on Kotzebue, is the setting for the seventh book in a series that Anchorage author Stan Jones has been writing since the late 1990s.
Nancy Lord and David James present, in no particular order, the works they found most enduring and meaningful.
Joan Didion died due to complications from Parkinson’s disease at age 87 in her New York home.