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Published: Little Brown and Company - August 2nd, 2016
In the winter of 1885, Lieutenant Colonel Allen Forrester sets out with his men on an expedition into the newly acquired territory of Alaska. Their objective: to travel up the ferocious Wolverine River, mapping the interior and gathering information on the region's potentially dangerous native tribes. With a young and newly pregnant wife at home, Forrester is anxious to complete the journey with all possible speed and return to her. But once the crew passes beyond the edge of the known world, there's no telling what awaits them.
With gorgeous descriptions of the Alaskan wilds and a vivid cast of characters -- including Forrester, his wife Sophie, a mysterious Eyak guide, and a Native American woman who joins the expedition - TO THE BRIGHT EDGE OF THE WORLD is an epic tale of one of America's last frontiers, combining myth, history, romance, and adventure.
Published: Reagan Arthur Books - November 6th, 2012
Alaska, 1920: a brutal place to homestead, and especially tough for recent arrivals Jack and Mabel. Childless, they are drifting apart--he breaking under the weight of the work of the farm; she crumbling from loneliness and despair. 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-haired girl running through the trees"
We polled the staff at Fireside Books to see what everyone is most excited about in the coming year. It's a diverse list to be sure -- with children's books and adult books of all sorts. Eowyn Ivey's second novel -- To the Bright Edge of the World tops the list. So does Bonnie-Sue Hitchcock's Alaskan young adult novel, "The Smell of Other People's Houses." You'll also see Joe Hill, Cassandra Clare, Allie Brosh, Laure R. King in the list below!
Laurie R. King s bestselling Mary Russell Sherlock Holmes series weaves rich historical detail and provocative themes with intriguing characters and enthralling suspense. Russell and Holmes have become one of modern literature s most beloved teams. But does this adventure end it all?
n 1943, Robert Stewart Goodrich tries to enlist in the Air Force to fight the Nazi onslaught. Rejected due to an irregular heartbeat, he gets his father, an Air Force Colonel, to pull some strings and get him in anyway. Bob, a tail gunner, has the second most dangerous position in the B-17 Flying Fortress. He can expect to live through perhaps only a dozen missions.
Bob survives 35 missions, and after the war, shares what he learned with his family. Included for the first time in eBook are Dad’s famous Rules of War.
As booksellers, we see the resurgence of great Alaskan writing every day, and we want to encourage you to take part in it. So we've created this reward club just for you, the adventurous reader of books either by or about Alaskans. For your $25.00 membership in the Read Alaska Rewards club, you receive at least $40.00 in value. You get:
$15.00 gift certificate when you buy 10 Alaskana books within one year.
$25.00 voucher, good for one ticket to an author dinner within one year.
Way back in the later part of the 20th Century, David Cheezem and Melissa Behnke decided they wanted to open a bookstore. Both husband and wife were and are avid readers. Melissa's mother Peggy helped grow the small Wasilla library, and she grew up in a family of readers. David had just completed his Masters in Fine Arts degree in creative writing, and felt that his fellow writers deserved a place where good writing was honored and celebrated.
They found the perfect location for a bookstore in Palmer -- the small agricultural town in Alaska with a rich history and cultural heritage.
In 2001 David and Melissa discovered an empty storefront within a stone's throw of Vagabond Blues, their favorite Alaskan coffee-shop. It was the perfect location for a bookstore.