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by James Michener Details
Moving from Alaskan prehistory to Russian exploration to acquisition by the United States, this richly detailed historical novel chronicles the high points of Alaska's history through the lives of fictional and historical characters.
Arctic Fire
by Stephen Frey Details
Troy Jensen, who sailed solo around the world and conquered the seven summits, fell off a crab boat called Arctic Fire and drowned in the Bering Sea. Troy's brother doesn't buy the story and heads to Alaska to uncover the truth.
Caribou Island
by David Vann Details
When the construction of their dream cabin on an isolated Alaskan island is interrupted by an early Arctic winter, Gary and Irene find their marriage unraveling as they become stranded with their daughter, Rhoda, who watches helplessly as her parents drift further apart.
Dead North: An Alaska Mystery
by Sue Henry Details
While driving a friend's RV to Alaska, Jessie Arnold picks up a teenage runaway named Patrick. He disappears and shortly thereafter Jessie is stopped and interrogated by police in connection with two murders they believe Patrick is responsible for.
My One Square Inch of Alaska
by Sharon Short Details
A high school senior caring for her younger brother and his mute Siberian Husky packs up their car and sets out for Alaska in an effort to find inspiration and follow her dreams.
Odyssey to the North: North-Western Stories
by Jon Tuska Details
The great Gold Rush to Alaska that began in 1897 gave birth to the North-Western story. These stories, each by a master of North-Western fiction, span a century.
Ordinary Wolves
by Seth Kantner Details
A white boy is raised among natives on the harsh Alaskan tundra.
Restless in the Grave
by Dana Stabenow Details
Aleut private investigator Kate Shugak and Alaska State Trooper Liam Campbell team up when Liam needs Kate's help to clear his wife of the murder of a wealthy aviation entrepreneur.
Sixteen in Nome
by Max Brand Details
Hugh Massey is owner of Alexander the Great, the most famous husky in Alaska. It was rumored that Massey cared for nothing in the world except his dog and a chance to murder the man he hated with an inextinguishable rage. Joe May became the instrument that Massey needed to lure his enemy into a deadly trap. Thus begins an epic tale of a dogsled trek across Alaska.
The Call of the Wild, White Fang and Other Stories
by Jack London Details
This edition includes "The Call of the Wild," "White Fang" and five famous short stories -- "Batard," "Moon-Face," "Brown Wolf," "That Spot" and "To Build a Fire."
The Snow Child
by Eowyn Ivey Details
Alaska is a brutal place to homestead in 1920, and especially tough for recent arrivals Jack and Mabel. Childless, they are drifting apart. In a moment of levity during the season's first snowfall, they build a child out of snow. The next morning the snow child is gone -- but they glimpse a young, blonde girl running through the trees.
Updated 02/15/2014
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