Book review: In his muddled but charmingly written volume about “the world’s most fascinating flake,” author Anthony R. Wood makes his case that snow has been a key driver of U.S. history.
Book review: Amy Butcher’s memoir details the trauma of her own life and how being with trucker Joy Wiebe for a few days on the Dalton Highway rescued her from her fears.
Like all of the best children’s literature, this graphic novel by Dimi Macheras and Casey Silver offers plenty for adult readers to enjoy and appreciate as well.
“The Book of Timothy” opens with a 2002 phone call from author Joan Nockels Wilson’s brother in Chicago, where they two had grown up. The story of clergy abuse in Boston had just hit the news, and, upset, Tim told his sister in Anchorage: “It happened to me.”
Book excerpt: Today, as has been the case for many years, the great dramas of Alaska Native life revolve around efforts to adapt and resist.
From Tom Kizzia’s “The Wake of the Unseen Object.”
Book review: In a worthy followup to 2015′s “Surviving Bear Island,” Tom Parker must navigate a tributary of the Tanana River in a rickety homemade canoe on a desperate run for help.
Book review: “Alaska Women Speak” is an eclectic gathering of work worthy of the term “amateur” in the very best sense — drawn from the word’s root of lover, enthusiastic admirer, devotee.
Book review: Four older Alaskans are profiled in Molly Rettig’s book “Finding True North.” Each spent a life on the land and wouldn’t have been able to do so without resources — sometimes those tied to the global economy.
Book review: Tabitha Gregory served as director of the Valdez Museum. She wondered why there was next to nothing to tell the story of how the entire town was moved and set out to recover the story.
His books were often drawn from his own experiences as a sled-dog racer and outdoorsman.
Book review: Why does “An Alaska Flyfisher’s Odyssey” work? It’s not a fly fishing in Alaska book. It’s a book about Alaska and about life that uses fly fishing in Alaska as its launching pad.
U.K.-based Gurnah’s experience crossing continents and cultures has fed his novels about the impact of migration on individuals and societies.
Book review: This book examines the impact of the two-month cruise, during which a group of scientists, artists, and nature writers gathered over 100 trunks of specimens and took 5,000 photographs.
Book review: Fitz’s writing is as delicately balanced as the ecosystem he details, turning this into one of the finest Alaskan wildlife books I have yet encountered.
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.