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Book Review: To the Bright Edge of the World

Set again in the Alaskan landscape that she bought to stunningly vivid life in THE SNOW CHILD, Eowyn Ivey’s new novel is a breathtaking story of discovery and adventure, set at the end of the nineteenth century, and of a marriage tested by a closely held secret.

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Secrets of the Jukebox

It’s hard to find. Tucked behind some failing restaurants and one of Alaska’s many auto repair shops, the log cabin style bar sits on the shores of the Kenai Peninsula, right behind a dirt driveway that, like every other road in Alaska, bears more holes than the surface of the Moon. 1,074 more words

All the Winters After (★★★★★)

Sere Prince Halverson   *   Sourcebooks Landmark   *   February 16, 2016   *   384 Pages

Advanced Reader Copy provided through Amazon Vine.

Kachemak Winkel hasn’t been back to his childhood home in Alaska in over twenty years, not since his parents and brother died in a plane crash. 310 more words

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Port cities explored in southeast Alaska

A street scene in Skagway. Its history dates back to 1898 when the Klondike ‘gold rush’ brought prospectors by the thousands to search for a vein of gold that could be mined and lead them to their riches. 351 more words

My Trips And Travels

My Cabin

I’m sure some of you have been wondering what the accommodations are like here in Denali. Most of the seasonals like myself live in “C-Camp”, which is where the 200 Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) workers lived during the summers of 1938 and 1939 to build some of the original infrastructure for what was then Mount McKinley National Park. 69 more words

Alaska

Dall Sheep

This is a young adult Dall Sheep in Denali National Park in Alaska.

Simply beautiful...

“I see Earth!
It is so beautiful.”

Yuri Gagarin

Visiting Lake Minchumina, site of the annual rock skipping contest, stays in my memory…

A place right in the middle of the interior of Alaska, 100 miles from Kantishna.

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