Ho’kwat, by David Hooper

Ho’kwat, by David Hooper John Williams, an aging Englishman, recounts his adventures from the early 1800s, which include his service as a young Royal Navy officer at the Battle of Trafalgar and a traumatic shipwreck at sea. He becomes a British spy and embarks on a voyage to the Columbia River, which ends with the…

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Hardship Alaska, by Donald Proffit

Hardship Alaska, by Donald Proffit Some memories of his two years of alternative service as a Vietnam-era conscientious objector continue to haunt Donald Proffit, aka Buzz, in unresolved conversations and partings over dinners and by front doors, in beds and at bars. Others, however, have been exorcized completely, leaving him with a better understanding of who…

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Voyage of the Eclipse, by Erik T. Hirschmann

Voyage of the Eclipse, by Erik T. Hirschmann Spring 1802, the apex of the lucrative Pacific maritime fur trade. After troubled encounters in the South Pacific and Hawai’i, the crew of the Boston brig Eclipse gamble their lives on the Alaskan coast amid furiously competitive English and American ships, Russian fur hunters, and hostile Tlingit…

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Writing on the Edge, by David A. James

Writing on the Edge, by David A. James Writing on the Edge brings together twenty-four authors who use literary essays and fiction to describe contemporary life in Alaska in the twenty-first century. Spanning the state from the Southwest Panhandle to the Arctic coast, from the rugged landlocked Interior to the rough open seas, from wide…

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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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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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Ten Feet Tall and Bulletproof, Alaska Natives, by Judy Ferguson

Ten Feet Tall and Bulletproof, Alaska Natives: Blazing the Iditarod Trail, by Judy Ferguson and the Yukon-Koyukuk School District Ten Feet Tall and Bulletproof is a story of classic Alaska, in the village where the Iditarod began. It features the courageous mushers who broke trail when the Great Race was only a rough trapline experience.…

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