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Our Alaska: Personal Stories about Living in the North (Paperback)
From the mountains and waterways of the Southeast Panhandle to the flat tundra of western Alaska, from cities and villages, from established writers and new voices, comes a rich collection of personal stories -- both whimsical and contemplative -- in which the writers open their hearts and homes to reveal the Alaska that few tourists ever see. The topics are as diverse as Alaska -- growing up near a glacier . learning to love a free-spirited absentee father . the Hutlaanee Code of the Koyukon Indians . anger over proposals to move the state capital . how painful it is to leave . an escape aboard the state ferries . "herding" tourists . and "muscle memories" from the Chilkoot Trail.