Reviews and Blog Posts: Alaska

Return to the wild the Chris McCandless story.

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The famous story from Jon Karaoke's book Into the Wild about an idealistic young man presents a different viewpoint in the film. His sister as well as people who met him during his journey illustrates diverging opinions why Chris McCandless selected his vagabond life.

Toughest race on Earth Iditarod.

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This documentary is the Discovery Channel’s coverage of the 2008 Iditarod race in Alaska. The Iditarod is a dog sled race over 1,000 miles of wilderness that starts in the southern part of Alaska in Anchorage and ends near the Arctic Circle in Nome. It follows seven out of ninety-six...

Glaciers : a novel

by Alexis M Smith

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Glaciers is a sweet, thoughtful, little novel. Through a series of short chapters that feel like vignettes, it invites us into the life of Isabel, a young woman who grew up in Alaska. We see moments in her past -- interior moments with her family and exterior moments among the...

The map of my dead pilots : the dangerous game of flying in Alaska

by Colleen Catherine Mondor

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Some made mistakes. Some made bad decisions. And some crashed in seemingly sound airplanes on what looked like perfect days. Mondor spent time working as a dispatcher for a small company in Alaska that would fly just about anything--schoolkids, dead bodies, food and medical supplies, and everything in between. The...

The Snow Child by Eowyn Ivey

The Snow Child

A quiet tale of love that will envelop you as softly as the first snow of winter.

The Snow Child by Eowyn Ivey, is a mysterious tale that takes place in the Alaskan wilderness of the 1920's. Seeking isolation and peace, Jack and Mabel, an older couple, endure the Alaskan wilderness all the while mourning the fact that they are childless.

Colorado Authors Series Presents: Cara Lopez Lee

They Only Eat Their Husbands

The Fresh City Life My Branch Colorado Authors Series presents Cara Lopez Lee this Saturday, August 13, at 2 p.m. at Schlessman.

Cara Lopez Lee is the author of They Only Eat Their Husbands: A Memoir of Alaskan Love, World Travel, and the Power of Running Away. She grew up in Los Angeles, earned her journalism degree from CU Boulder, and became a TV reporter in Alaska. Her memoir explores her 9 years in Alaska, where she landed in a love triangle with 2 exciting alcoholics, and the year she ran away to backpack around the word alone. She has written for HGTV, Food Network, The Los Angeles Times, and the Denver Post. Ms.

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