The Way Winter Comes

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The Way Winter Comes

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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.

“How does one understand such a place, must less explain it?” she writes. “Alaska has been so shellacked by icons and images that no one sees the place clearly anymore. Call it The Last Frontier or the Great Land, and you’ve said nothing useful at all. Think of everything we demand from Alaska—not just timber, oil, and fish, but space, beauty, meaning. We expect so much, even when we cannot name what we want.”

Essays/Alaska

November 2018
5 x 7.5, Trade Paperback
978-0-9897785-5-8

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