Spotlight on Alaska Books

Spotlight on Alaska Books: The Avalanche Teahouse, by Stephen Bottum

“To Cora, the gift was somehow more touching for being incomplete. Any mountain person would appreciate the hard work falling short of the desire. This half-built hot tub could be a twin to her own half-sewn quilt. Two new sprouts in the garden of good intentions. “Up close, it looked like a teacup built for …

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Spotlight on Alaska Books: Solutions, by Lynne Curry, Ph.D

“When you think of her, you call her the spider. If she’s a he, you call him a royal pain. She or he, the person who pushes every one of your buttons, irritates you until you feel off balance or even explode. Nasty people. While nice people definitely outnumber the nastier, nearly every good-sized organization …

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Spotlight on Alaska Books: WORDLESS, by AdriAnne Strickland

I didn’t let myself think about who I was trying to help as I stopped underneath the darkened balcony. She was just a girl. Just your average all-powerful, insanely beautiful girl. My thoughts weren’t calming. My heart was thumping as loud as a jackhammer at the crack of dawn—which was about what time it was, …

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Spotlight on Alaska Books: Sleetmute: A True Story of Alaska, by Stan Resnicoff

It was probably January when I decided to move a short distance into an abandoned log cabin right on the riverbank. Now there were two things I didn’t know.  First, it was abandoned because it’s too cold right on the river, and if that wasn’t enough, this cabin had been lifted up in a flood …

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Spotlight on Alaska Books: No Returns by Gail Giles and Deb Vanasse

Becca’s mouth gaped. She shut it, fast, as flies circled her head. Manny swung at the winged frenzy. Flaco leapt up and beat at the dark, buzzing cloud. I flailed at the horror of insects that wriggled against my skin. Shouts turned to screams as the flies swarmed the stadium, thousands and thousands of crawling …

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