Alaska April 21, 2020
Add These 6 Books Set In Alaska To Your Spring Reading List This Year
If you’re finding some extra time on your hands, these six books set in Alaska should get you through the rest of spring. These talented authors have all created moving books that take place in Alaska. Browse through this list and start reading great stories about our awesome state.
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There are so many great books that take place in this big, beautiful state.
We've rounded up some tremendous books that will get you through this slow spring. There's a book on here for every type of reader!
1. "Travel In Alaska," by John Muir
This classic takes you through all of Alaska's most amazing landscapes. See glaciers, wildlife, mountain ranges, and more through the eyes of a renowned author. His observations are keen, and this travel book will have you hooked from the very first page, even though it's been more than a hundred years after it was first written.
2. "If You Lived Here, I Would Know Your Name," by Heather Lende
This wonderful book takes place in Alaska's small town of Haines. Take a deep breath and dive into life in one of Alaska's remote towns, written by one of its residents. You get to meet Heather Lende's family, friends, and neighbors, and learn about this wonderful place from someone who loves it immensely, and has lived there for more than 35 years.
3. "Tisha: The Wonderful True Love Story of a Young Teacher in the Alaskan Wilderness," by Robert Specht
Tisha is a lovely true story about a young woman who traveled to Chicken, Alaska in 1927 to be a school teacher. This 19-year-old taught in a ramshackle schoolhouse and fell in love with both the children she taught and a wonderful, half-Inuit man. This book explores the prejudice and great love of the Alaskans in Chicken during the first half of the 20th century.
4. "White Fang," by Jack London
Another Alaskan classic, White Fang is about the life of a half-dog, half-wolf in the Yukon Territory. Written from the perspective of the animal, this fascinating book explores how animals view their world and the humans within it. Touching on the strength you need to survive in the Alaskan wilderness, this book is a fantastic read to put on your spring list.
5. "The Snow Child," by Eowyn Ivey
This book is a magical story that has captivated audiences worldwide. Nominated for a Pulitzer Prize for Fiction among other great awards, this book will transport you in time to the winter of 1920 in Alaska. Read about homesteading couple Jack and Mabel, who build a child out of snow that comes to life. A beautifully written novel, this wonderful book is the perfect read any time of year.
6. "Letters From The Bright Edge Of The World," by Eowyn Ivey
We have to have Eowyn Ivey on here twice. Her second bestseller has all of the thrill and adventure of the first. Follow along on a journey of a lifetime on you read about an expedition up the Wolverine River into the Alaskan Territory with Colonel Allen Forrester. Experience the danger and the mysterious forces of our wonderful state through this amazing book.
Have you read any of these books set in Alaska? Do you have one that we should read that’s not on the list? Tell us your favorite book in the comments below!
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