books by alaskans
Upriver (University of Alaska Press: Alaska Literary Series)
Mixing music, Yup'ik language, the natural world, honesty, and an intimate sense of the spiritual and the unobtainable, this book confronts how it feels to love a person or a place, no matter the consequences.
Gaining Daylight: Life on Two Islands (University of Alaska Press: Alaska Literary Series)
For many the idea of living off the land is a romantic notion left to stories of olden days or wistful dreams at the office. But for Sara Loewen it becomes her way of life each summer as her family settles into their remote cabin on Uyak Bay for the height of salmon season.
Death of an Empire - Collapse of the Treadwell Gold Mine: A Multimedia Book (Groovy Outdoors Publishing)
A collection of poetry, historical digital photographs, modern imagery, and digital videos depicting the once great gold mining empire in Juneau, Alaska.
Hide of My Tongue (Plain View Press)
The Hide of My Tongue is a familial and historical account of the loss & revitalization of the Tlingit language.
Turn Again (VP&D House, Inc.)
Set on the Kenai Peninsula in the 1880s, Turn Again tells the life of Aleksandr Campbell, a man of Native, Russian an American heritage in the wilderness of early-day Alaska.
Talk About Touch (Illumination Arts)
This sequel to Sandy Kleven s bestselling abuse prevention book, The Right Touch, provides vital information about how to talk to children about sexual
I Would Tuck You In (Sasquatch Books)
This children's bedtime story is filled with baby animals and their mothers: an otter tucks her little one into a kelp forest bed; a family of brown bears snuggle all through the winter; a bowhead whale sings a song to soothe her calf.
Chance is the Providence of Adventurers (iUniverse)
Chance Is the Providence of Adventurers offers a glimpse into the flavor of Alaskan life, provides a firsthand view of the wonders of untamed nature and wildlife, and demonstrates the results of taking a chance to change your life.
Snap Decisions: My 30 Years as an Alaska News Photographer (Far North Press)
In his three decades at the newspaper Jim Lavrakas covered the mighty and the meek in Alaska's biggest city and traveled across the state photographing an astonishing diversity of northern people, remote places, and wilderness lifestyles from the waning years of the oil boom to the rise of Sarah Palin.
Kayak Girl (University of Alaska Press)
Readers go on a magical journey along an Alaska river with Kayak Girl, and discover how the power of memory and a sense of place in the natural world heal a young girl's heart.
Alaska Dutchman (Whiskey Creek Press)
A prospector's body is found near the railroad tracks near Fairbanks. Rumors fly the Dutchman, a mine of myth, legend has been found. The killers are closing on the mine with Trooper Sable close behind. strikes again.
Stalker (Whiskey Creek Press)
More dangerous than Theodore Bundy and Robert Hansen combined, a serial killer calling himself Anubis stalks the cities and highways of Alaska. Alaska State Trooper Robert Sable and his team must find the killer before he strikes again.
Touched by Magic (The Wild Rose Press)
Briarlarn wants to learn the art of a True Healer, but her nerves get the best of her when she's paired in the
Moosed Up (Story Vault)
A short story about small town interference, a sun that refuses to set, deadly poachers, out of control lust, and a matchmaking moose on the loose.
Impact (Story Vault)
They won't survive if they don't survive each other.
A Perfect Knight for Love (Kensington Publishing)
Scottish Historical romance set in 1689
In a future where food is scarce, a doctor with photosynthetic skin risks everything to save a man who refuses genetic modification, and together they discover the meaning of tolerance.
You Can Eat This! (self-published)
A gluten-free diet can be difficult to live with. This cookbook makes baking favorites like fluffy biscuits, sandwich bread, or flaky pie crust easy.
Unsafe Haven (Soul Mate Publishing)
An abused woman seeks sanctuary in Southwest Alaska, finds a new love...and realizes there's no true haven, when her tormenter discovers her hiding place.
Along Alaskan Trails (Northern Lights Media)
A collection of true stories about Alaskan sled dogs and the role they played in the development of the north, with dozens of historic photos.
Faith, Hope & Miracles (CreateSpace)
A true story about a family's 18 month journey through tragedy and blessings. A tragic snowmobile accident, miraculous healing, and total trust lead to faith, hope & miracles.
White Water Blue (Sentinel)
This book is a series of stories of the author's paddling and trekking experiences on 12 of Alaska's wild rivers. Keim hopes readers will feel the same sense of unforgettable pleasure he felt and will not only want to float the rivers, too, but to preserve them for future generations.
Melt (Maverick Press)
"Writing from near the Arctic Circle. the marvelous Derick Burleson has wrought an erotic masterpiece. MELT is a metaphor for that which lives on in us against impending loss—sexual and precise, full of the images of the ever thawing earth. "—Sean Thomas Dougherty
Liveaboard (Salmon Poetry)
"In Emily Wall's second collection of poems, Liveaboard, is used as noun and verb, place and pursuit, a rich metaphor for the ways in which humans and human spirit inhabit community. Simmons Buntin,Editor-in-Chief, Terrain.org
The Rabbits Could Sing (University of Alaska Press)
The poems included in The Rabbits Could Sing delve farther into territory that Amber Flora Thomas visited in her prize-winning book Eye of Water, showing even more clearly how “the seam has been pulled so far open on the past” that “the dress will never close.” Here, the poem acts not as a body in itself but as a garb drawn around the here and now. Loss, longing, and violation are sustenance to a spirit jarred from its animal flesh and torn apart, unsettling the reader with surprising images that are difficult to forget.
The City Beneath the Snow (University of Alaska Press)
The final collection of stories by award-winning writer Marjorie Kowalski Cole, The City Beneath the Snow is a portrait of contemporary Alaskans, their interactions, and their foibles. These stories reveal the moral decisions that lurk at unexpected corners in daily life as the characters confront a world at once magical and ordinary, joy-filled and tragic. Together, they give the reader an intimate portrait of a people and place more often portrayed through wilderness specials and reality adventure shows.
Forms of Feeling (Salmon Poetry)
In Forms of Feeling: Poetry in Our Lives John Morgan investigates the role of poetry in the contemporary world, including where poems come from, what the audience for poetry is, and the ways in which poetry can offer a spiritual path in a secular time. At the same time, the book explores one poet's development from a raw beginner to a widely recognized teacher and practitioner of the craft.