Alaska is the largest state in the Union. It’s a big state with a lot to brag about, but with typical Alaskan modesty. If you’ve visited or lived in the 49th State for any length of time, you know Alaska is also a state of mind.  Authors J. Stephen Lay and Sue Mattson share some…

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How to Speak Alaskan (96 pages) is a nifty little full-color book that will inform and amuse with its irreverent yet factual explanations of Alaska’s own unique vocabulary and idioms. A writer, photographer, and teacher, J. Stephen Lay has worked throughout North America, in Africa, Australia, and Thailand. He lived in Alaska for twenty-six years.…

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