Andrea Reads America: Alaska

15 thoughts on “Andrea Reads America: Alaska”

  1. Love that you’re reading in Alaska now for the same reasons you mention. I’m off to the library this afternoon to look for The Snow Child. I loved Alaska and would have liked to have lived there…in an earlier life!

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    1. I didn’t know you spent time there. My parents RVed there this summer (I edited the post to add my mom’s blog about their journey) and Mom’s already telling me “Save some money now so you can go there one day.” I’d love to see it in real life (and smell it and feel it and hear it…)

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  2. Her descriptions are like snowflakes on the tongue – delicate, feathery crystals that sting in their loveliness–Perfection! You are my creative non-fiction “mentor.” Such beauty and simplicity. Very graceful prose.

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    1. Thank you Cindy. I wrote that right after finishing The Snow Child, and was inspired by Ivey’s beautiful work. Have you read it? If you like what I wrote, you’d love The Snow Child.

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  3. Another marvelous entry! Wonderful books about the fabulous “great land.” Having lived there, I recommend a vacation: fly to Fairbanks, take the Alaska RailRoad to Denali and then Anchorage (fun city), catch a ship and cruise the Inside Passage. Alaska is fascinating and very special people live there! Good job Andrea!

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  4. Of the three books you mention I have only read ‘Two old woman’ but I am well into reading many works from Alaskan writers, including a new author Rosalyn Stowell. I was drawn by her cookbook, ‘…..chainsaw in the kitchen’ and now reading her various books on her early days in Alaska as a miner and trapper. I think she should be considered for anyone’s complete look at Alaskan woman.

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  5. No look at Alaskan woman authors would be complete without a taste of Rosalyn Stowell’s books. She was an gold miner, trapper and writer of her different life’s adventures.

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    1. Have you read The Shipping News? That’s an excellent winter read, too. I may take a break from my US tour so I can read it again, especially since I’m about to be in Arizona and then Arkansas.

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  6. Hi Andrea – we just soooo get the pleasure of reading a wintery novel when it’s cold outside. It somehow adds another dimension. Really enjoyed your post, thank you.

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