The Way Winter Comes by Sherry Simpson
The Way Winter Comes
In this agile collection of essays, author Sherry Simpson takes readers from her Southeast Alaska hometown of Juneau, into the frigid Interior, across the Arctic Circle, ending in the North Slope. She writes of solitude and searching, painting the landscapes of the north with her words. Her subject is the great and wild mystery that is the 49th State, the people who live there and the animals which inhabit it. Simpson writes about wolves and bears, ravens and moose, trappers and biologists, and of places that barely appear on a map. (November 2018)
Sherry Simpson is the author of The Accidental Explorer: Wayfinding in Alaska and Dominion of Bears: Living with Wildlife in Alaska, which won the 2015 John Burroughs medal for nature writing. Her work has appeared in numerous journals, magazines, and anthologies, including Orion, Creative Nonfiction, Harvard Review, and Best American Essays 2018. She is a professor of creative nonfiction writing in the Low-Residency MFA program at the University of Alaska Anchorage and teaches in the Rainier Writing Workshop at Pacific Lutheran University.