Still Points North

Still Points North

Still Points North is a love letter to an unconventional Alaskan childhood of endurance and affection, one that teaches us that no matter where you go in life, the truest tests of courage are the chances you take, not with bears and ...

Author: Leigh Newman

Publisher: Dial Press

ISBN: 9780679603559

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 272

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Part adventure story, part love story, part homecoming, Still Points North is a page-turning memoir that explores the extremes of belonging and exile, and the difference between how to survive and knowing how to truly live. Growing up in the wilds of Alaska, seven-year-old Leigh Newman spent her time landing silver salmon, hiking glaciers, and flying in a single-prop plane. But her life split in two when her parents unexpectedly divorced, requiring her to spend summers on the tundra with her “Great Alaskan” father and the school year in Baltimore with her more urbane mother. Navigating the fraught terrain of her family’s unraveling, Newman did what any outdoorsman would do: She adapted. With her father she fished remote rivers, hunted caribou, and packed her own shotgun shells. With her mother she memorized the names of antique furniture, composed proper bread-and-butter notes, and studied Latin poetry at a private girl’s school. Charting her way through these two very different worlds, Newman learned to never get attached to people or places, and to leave others before they left her. As an adult, she explored the most distant reaches of the globe as a travel writer, yet had difficulty navigating the far more foreign landscape of love and marriage. In vivid, astonishing prose, Newman reveals how a child torn between two homes becomes a woman who both fears and idealizes connection, how a need for independence can morph into isolation, and how even the most guarded heart can still long for understanding. Still Points North is a love letter to an unconventional Alaskan childhood of endurance and affection, one that teaches us that no matter where you go in life, the truest tests of courage are the chances you take, not with bears and blizzards, but with other people. Praise for Still Points North “Newman has crafted a vivid exploration of a broken family. . . . Her pain will resonate strongly with readers, and she vividly brings both Alaska and Maryland to life. . . . A natural for book clubs.”—Booklist “Newman’s adult search for her own true home is riveting, as are her worldwide adventures; it’s a joy to be in on the ride.”—Reader’s Digest “What really sets this fearless memoir apart is the heartfelt, riotously funning writing, which will have you reading passages aloud, and rooting for Newman all the way.”—O: The Oprah Magazine “Newman writes so lucidly about bewilderment, so honestly about self-deception, so courageously about fear, so compassionately about insensitivity, so hilariously about suffering and loss. Still Points North is a remarkable book: a travel memoir of the mapless, dangerous seas and territories between childhood and adulthood.”—Karen Russell, Pulitzer Prize finalist for Swamplandia! “A wise, refreshing and enjoyable read.”—New York Daily News “[Newman is] at her best bringing to life the chapters on her near-feral Alaskan upbringing. You can practically smell the freshly killed game.”—Entertainment Weekly
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Alaska

Alaska

... Gulkana Glenn Highway ( Jct . ) Copper Center Chitina Valdez Points North ( via Richardson Highway ) Gulkana Junction Slana - Tok Road Alaska Hwy .

Author: United States. Division of Territories and Island Possessions

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015022180106

Category: Alaska

Page: 65

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Categories: Alaska

Alaska

Alaska

... Gulkana Glenn Highway ( Jct . ) Copper Center Chitina Valdez Points North ( via Richardson Highway ) Gulkana Junction Slana - Tok Road Alaska Hwy .

Author: United States. Territories Office

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105123790128

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Page: 65

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Alaska A Guide to Alaska Last American Frontier

Alaska  A Guide to Alaska  Last American Frontier

If and when a newsprint industry develops in, Alaska, a portion of its foreign market ... irregular services went to or came from points north of Seward.

Author:

Publisher: US History Publishers

ISBN: 9781603540025

Category:

Page: 427

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Regional Planning Alaska its resources and development

Regional Planning      Alaska its resources and development

the Alaska Steamship Co. and the Northland Transportation Co. ... is the only carrier which regularly serves Alaskan points north of the Alaska Panhandle .

Author: United States. National Resources Planning Board

Publisher:

ISBN: WISC:89097035968

Category: Regional planning

Page:

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Categories: Regional planning

Alaska its Resources and Development

Alaska  its Resources and Development

the Alaska Steamship Co. and the Northland Transportation Co. ... is the only carrier which regularly serves Alaskan points north of the Alaska Panhandle .

Author: United States. National Resources Committee

Publisher:

ISBN: UCBK:C056103148

Category: Alaska

Page: 213

View: 650

Categories: Alaska

Alaska Sampler 2014

Alaska Sampler 2014

Still. Points. North. by. Leigh. Newman. Leigh Newman was raisedin Alaska bya Great Alaskan Dad...and in Baltimore, Maryland,byA Great, Former Alaskan Mom, ...

Author: Deb Vanasse

Publisher: Debra Vanasse

ISBN: 9781940320069

Category: Literary Collections

Page:

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Would the real Alaska please stand up? This was the challenge put to ten of Alaska's finest authors: to share unique and intimate perspectives--some previously published, some new to this volume--that reach beyond the usual stereotypes to an Alaska that can't be packaged or staged. These stories, musings, and rants come from authors whose roots run deep in the Far North. There's Dana Stabenow, author of more than thirty novels, who was raised on 75-foot fish tender in the Gulf of Alaska--she knew there had to be a warmer, drier job out there somewhere. And there's David Marusek, who writes full time in his low-maintenance cabin near Fairbanks, Alaska, producing fiction that's "ferociously smart, [and] simultaneously horrific and funny," according to Publishers Weekly. The Alaska Sampler features memoir by Leigh Newman, whose Great Alaskan Dad taught her to fish, hunt, curl up and play dead in the case of curious black bears, and to throw up artfully in the hood of parka while flying in a single prop plane. Another memoir comes from Jan Harper Haines, whose stories of floods and ghosts were passed down by her Koyukon Athabascan mother. From forty-five years in Alaska, including twelve as editor of the Anchorage Daily News, Howard Weaver takes a fresh look at how the state is changing (and not for the better). Another longtime Alaskan, Kaylene Johnson, recounts a death-defying journey by adventurer Dick Griffith. On the lighter side, science writer Ned Rozell gives voice to one of Alaska's ubiquitous ravens, who has a score or two to settle with us humans. In fiction, longtime Alaskan Deb Vanasse writes of a woman obsessed with a glacier, while Don Rearden transports us to the tundra with a story that sheds light on everyday struggles in rural Alaska. In novel excerpts by Tanyo Ravicz, a young family faces violent weather, wild bears, illness, isolation, and the intrusion of poachers on Kodiak Island. Long after you finish, the stories, characters, and images of these authors will linger. Be forewarned: you'll want to read more.
Categories: Literary Collections

Alaska Air Transportation Investigation

Alaska Air Transportation Investigation

Section III ( Continued ) Sheet 16 10 / SOUTHEASTERN ALASKA Passengers Freight TPounds ) POINTS NORTH OF JUNEAU Skagway - Thitehorse - Dawson white Pass ...

Author: United States. Civil Aeronautics Board

Publisher:

ISBN: COLUMBIA:CU55757880

Category: Aeronautics, Commercial

Page: 405

View: 822

Categories: Aeronautics, Commercial

The WPA Guide to Alaska

The WPA Guide to Alaska

Though continental United States may be the logical market for Alaska's products, ... by the irregular services went to or came from points north of Seward.

Author: Federal Writers' Project

Publisher: Trinity University Press

ISBN: 9781595342003

Category: History

Page: 427

View: 413

During the 1930s in the United States, the Works Progress Administration developed the Federal Writers’ Project to support writers and artists while making a national effort to document the country’s shared history and culture. The American Guide series consists of individual guides to each of the states. Little-known authors—many of whom would later become celebrated literary figures—were commissioned to write these important books. John Steinbeck, Saul Bellow, Zora Neale Hurston, and Ralph Ellison are among the more than 6,000 writers, editors, historians, and researchers who documented this celebration of local histories. Photographs, drawings, driving tours, detailed descriptions of towns, and rich cultural details exhibit each state’s unique flavor. The WPA Guide the Alaskan Territory takes the reader on a journey across the Land of the Midnight Sun, from the North Slope to the Aleutian Islands. First published in 1939, the guide reports on all the things that make this soon-to-be state unique: the influence of Alaska’s indigenous peoples, the thriving fishing industry, and the distinctive flora and fauna.
Categories: History

Alaska Air Transportation Investigation Examiner s Report

Alaska Air Transportation Investigation  Examiner s Report

Section III ( Continued ) Sheet 16 10 / SOUTHEASTERN ALASKA Passengers Freight ( Pounds ) POINTS NORTH OF JUMSAU Skagway - hitehorse - Dawson White Pass ...

Author: United States. Civil Aeronautics Board

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105130634160

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Page: 405

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Regional Planning

Regional Planning

... by the irregular services went to or came from points north of Seward . Table 10 shows the minimum passenger fares between Seattle and ports in Alaska .

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: UCBK:C043806432

Category: Regional planning

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Categories: Regional planning

Alaskan Interstate Commerce Act

Alaskan Interstate Commerce Act

A brief description of the history and development of our Alaskan service will ... rehandling from Seattle Valdez to points north of the range in Alaska .

Author: United States. Congress. House. Committee on Interstate and Foreign Commerce

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105045438780

Category: Interstate commerce

Page: 174

View: 880

Considers H.R. 6244 and companion bills, to amend Interstate Commerce Act to authorize Commerce Dept to regulate Alaskan interstate commercial surface transportation.
Categories: Interstate commerce

The Alaska Highway

The Alaska Highway

he purpose of this book is to get you IN THIS CHAPTER on the Alaska Highway and to points north. However, the simple fact is that the Alaska Highway starts ...

Author: Ed Readicker-Henderson

Publisher: Hunter Publishing, Inc

ISBN: 1588431177

Category: Travel

Page: 462

View: 296

An adventure guide to the Alaska Highway. It offers a mix of practical travel information along with details of adventurous activities, which should be fun for everyone no matter what their age or ability.
Categories: Travel

Regional Planning

Regional Planning

The Alaska Steamship Co. is the only carrier which regularly serves Alaskan points north of the Alaska Panhandle . The Alaska Steamship Co. furnishes a ...

Author: United States. National Resources Planning Board

Publisher:

ISBN: MINN:31951D00088563V

Category: Regional planning

Page:

View: 639

Categories: Regional planning

Alaskan and Hawaiian Transportation

Alaskan and Hawaiian Transportation

... in the movement of military and commercial perishables traffic without rehandling from Seattle through Valdez to points ' north of the range in Alaska .

Author: United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Interstate and Foreign Commerce

Publisher:

ISBN: NWU:35556021311782

Category: Interstate commerce

Page: 508

View: 705

Categories: Interstate commerce

Geology of the Alaska Railroad Region

Geology of the Alaska Railroad Region

The present annual precipitation is 64.9 inches at Seward and 30.74 inches at Talkeetna , but only between 11 and 14 inches for points north of the crest of ...

Author: Stephen Reid Capps

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105023946119

Category: Alaska, Southcentral

Page: 201

View: 477

Categories: Alaska, Southcentral

Arctic Wildlife Range Alaska

Arctic Wildlife Range  Alaska

Ellis Airlines provides daily flights to Annette Island as well as service to Juneau and other points north of Ketchikan . Alaska Coastal Airlines also ...

Author: United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Interstate and Foreign Commerce

Publisher:

ISBN: SRLF:A0011126018

Category: Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (Alaska)

Page: 457

View: 730

Categories: Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (Alaska)

Adventure Guide Alaska Highway

Adventure Guide Alaska Highway

IN THIS CHAPTER The purpose of this book is to get you on the Alaska Highway and to points north. However, the simple It The v fact is that the Alaska ...

Author: Ed Readicker-Henderson

Publisher: Hunter Publishing, Inc

ISBN: 1588435717

Category: Travel

Page: 496

View: 192

Annotation The most detailed, up-to-date guide to travelling the highway, from BC through the Yukon and Alaska to Prudhoe Bay. Fairbanks, Anchorage, Dawson City, Skagway, Denali National Park, Valdez - these are just some of the destinations covered. Also included are details on alternate highways, such as the Stewart-Cassiar, the Yellowhead, Top-of-the-World, the Richardson and Glenn Highways. The authors talk about where to find wildlife and how to get the best photos; they share their knowledge about the most coveted camping areas; they tell you which historic sites you should take in. An entire chapter is dedicated to the Alaska Marine Highway, a ferry service that serves as a lifeline to Alaska's coastal towns. 30+ maps, colour photos. Adventure Guides are about living more intensely, waking up to your surroundings and truly experiencing all that you encounter. Each book offers an ideal mix of practical travel info along with culturally enriching activities and physical adventures. And the fun is for everyone, no matter what their age or ability. Comprehensive background information - history, culture, geography, climate - gives you a solid knowledge of each destination and its people. Regional chapters take you on an introductory tour, with stops at museums, historic sites and local attractions. Places to stay and eat; transportation to, from and around your destination; practical concerns; tourism contacts - it's all here! Detailed maps feature walking and driving tours. Then come the adventures - both cultural and physical - from canoeing and hiking to dance or cooking classes. This unique approach allows you to really immerse yourself in the local culture.
Categories: Travel

Alaska

Alaska

Near mile 25 , a road heads north to the Saddlebag Glacier Trailhead . ... and Points North HeliAdventures ( 877 787 6784 ; www . alaskaheliski . com ) .

Author: Traveler T. Terpening

Publisher: Bradt Travel Guides

ISBN: 1841622982

Category: Travel

Page: 442

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The only guide to feature the destinations in Alaska accessible by rail, car and ferry written by an author who grew up in Alaska and continues to live there today.
Categories: Travel