You're invited to meet Alaskan author Katie Eberhart!
Friday, August 6th
Noon - 3pm
Katie will be here to greet old friends, meet new fans, and sign copies of her unique and thoughtful memoir centered around her life in a Matanuska Colony home.
"With quiet eloquence, Katie Eberhart delicately teases away layers of the natural world and human history to explore how people adapt to landscapes and landscapes to people. The homestead at the heart of this story is a time portal that invites her to excavate the mysteries and meanings embedded within its log walls—sometimes literally. Her keen attention to the surrounding environment unveils the intricate connections between slugs and glaciers, wells and rivers, gardens and forests, settlement and abandonment, timelessness and transformation. The result is a compelling mosaic of meditations that illuminates the extraordinary within the commonplace."
—Sherry Simpson, author of Dominion of Bears
From the publisher:
As a young adult, Katie Eberhart moved to Cabin 135, a house on a knoll in remote Alaska. Over the next decade, growing up and growing into her home, she found herself thinking through her ever-changing ideas about aging and place, a lot of which were wrapped up closely in her experience of living in the house itself. Cabin 135 provided shelter and security, and it also offered lessons on economic disruptions and how ideas of normalcy change.
In these pages, we share Eberhart’s experience of digging into the past—figuratively and, in her garden, at an archaeology site, and in a national park, literally. Every layer peeled back, we find, reveals another story, another way of thinking about nature and the past—our own and that of others. In greenhouse and garden, yard, forest, and more distant places—a beach in southeast Alaska, the Arctic coast, Swiss Alps, Iceland, and even Biosphere-2 in Arizona—Eberhart engages with the world around her, and, through it, reflects on her own experiences and journey through life. Offering a journey of wonder and curiosity, through the author’s mind, a house’s structure, and other places, Cabin 135 is a deft combination of memoir and nature writing, rich with thought and full of appreciation for—and profound concerns about—the world and our place in it.
Katie Eberhart currently lives in Oregon with her husband, Chuck Losgdon, where she plays 2nd violin in the Bend Pops Orchestra and continues to write poetry. Her work has been published in various online and print journals, her poetry chapbook Unbound: Alaska Poems was published by Uttered Chaos Press in 2013.
Friday, August 6, 2021 - 12:00pm to 3:00pm
720 S Alaska St
Palmer, AK 99645