Sivulliq: Ancestor, by Lily H. Tuzroyluke

Sivulliq: Ancestor, by Lily H. Tuzroyluke In the spring of 1893, arctic Alaska is devastated by smallpox. Kayaliruk knows it is time to light the funeral pyres and leave their home. With her surviving children, she packs their dog sled and they set off to find family. Kayaliruk wakes with a bleeding scalp and no…

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It’s Only Fishing, by Joseph Jackson

It’s Only Fishing, by Joseph Jackson 2020 was a year of change. Caught between occupations and a global pandemic, 24-year-old Joe Jackson decided to write an essay for every fly-fishing trip he took. And just like the fishing itself, these essays drift from the metaphysical to the wholly matter-of-fact; they chronicle the spontaneous spectacles of…

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North Country Detective, by Tom Brennan

North Country Detective, by Tom Brennan North Country Detective is the life story of George Tallent, an Alaska Native, man who becomes an Alaska State Trooper and his best friend, Rick Albert a man born on the same day who moves from the East Coast to spend his life on nation’s northern frontier. George and…

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Christmas Ghost Story, by Nick DiMartino

Christmas Ghost Story, by Nick DiMartino Gina opened her eyes. She was standing in the remains of the vegetable garden, in the middle of the night. She was alone in her nightgown, clutching a shovel. She had been digging. Was she losing her mind? Gina became very afraid that she might be… Gina Rossi has…

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Alaska’s Malamute Man, by Joe Henderson

Alaska’s Malamute Man, by Joe Henderson Alaska’s Malamute Man is a unique and exciting look behind the scenes of Joe Henderson’s Arctic expeditions.  Joe quotes, “For more than 35 years my Arctic expeditions and stories have captivated peoples’ imaginations from around the world.”  Alaska’s Malamute Man – a journal, allows us the opportunity to go…

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Forgotten Murders from Alaska’s Capital, by Betsy Longenbaugh

Forgotten Murders from Alaska’s Capital, by Betsy Longenbaugh Former Alaska newspaper reporter Betsy Longenbaugh brings to life 10 stories of murder that occurred between 1902 and statehood in 1959. Learn about Alaska’s first serial killer, a Polish Jewish prostitute who met her end in the town of Douglas, and a World War I vet whose…

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Dreamers of the American Dream

Dreamers of the American Dream, by Stewart H. Holbrook Visionaries, crackpots, fanatics, dreamers, suffragettes, temperance workers, be-sloganned devotees of betterment in marriage, religion, sex, alcohol, labor relations, penal codes & the treatment of mental illness rub shoulders in a book which encompasses the American dream of Utopia, sobriety & the pursuit of happiness. The shouting…

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We Live in the Arctic

We Live in the Arctic, by Constance Helmericks In June 1944, Constance Helmericks and her husband, Bud Helmericks, commenced a twenty-six-month trek across northern Alaska. Equipped only with rifles, fishnet, and a few supplies, the young couple paddled their homemade canoe downriver onto the Yukon River. Reaching the Koyukuk drainage, they turned north and pulled…

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