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
Category: Biography & Autobiography
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
( bb ) Prince of Wales Island : East coast from 54 degrees 42 minutes 12 seconds north latitude to 54 degrees 44 minutes 30 seconds north latitude . ( cc ) Prince of
Wales Island : From a point near Nichols Bay at 132 degrees 4 minutes 55 ...
Author: United States. National Resources Planning BoardPublish On: 1936
In addition , feeder services are run practically the year round to and from northern Alaska points to connect with the regular service of the Alaska
Steamship Co. from Seattle to Seward and Cordova . TABLE 7. - Imports to the
United States ...
Author: United States. National Resources Planning Board
If and when a newsprint industry develops in, Alaska, a portion of its foreign
market will doubtless be found in the Orient, ... The Alaska Steamship Company
is the only carrier regularly serving Alaska points north of the Alaska Panhandle,
Author: United States. National Resources CommitteePublish On: 1938
Table 11 shows the approximate schedule frequencies of these lines between
Seattle and specified Alaskan ports . The Alaska Steamship Co. is the only carrier
which regularly serves Alaskan points north of the Alaska Panhandle .
Author: United States. National Resources Committee
Juan Perez Sound in the Queen Charlotte group points north on the open sea
coast , retain the names by which they were known centuries ago . In the Straits
of Fuca is handed down to us the name of a more fortunate , yet probably less ...
Author: Alexander Badlam
"Another Briton & Rey printing job with some of the plates showing a high degree of skill. The images are an interesting mixture of the half-tone and the collotype. The pictorial cover drawn from photographs is very good. According to a review in the Photographic Times the collotypes in the first edition were by the American Bank Note Company."--Hanson Collection catalog, pp. 110-111.
adjacent interior and core and blade material recently discovered by Dumond on
the base of the Alaska Peninsula [ REGER 1978 : 9 ) . Beluga Point North
Component II has yielded a respectable assemblage of parallel sided ,
Bob Cacy of Points North was active on both Portage and Crooked Creeks .
David Underwood tested ground in several Circle district creeks during 1994 .
Elsewhere in the interior , Fred Cook prospected in the Portage Creek drainage
north of ...
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.
RELEASE IN APRIL ALASKA NORTH PACIFIC OCEAN in 5 8 PEN ALASKA PEN
1 2 8 KAMCHATKA BRITISH ... of chum salmon bound for the Asian coast
including the Amur and points north , the Asian coast including Sakhalin and
The Nenana Complex of Alaska and Clovis Origins TED GOEBEL. TRAIT
BERING ... The distribution of northern fluted points . Each dot ... There should be
no such separate distribution if the points north and south are related . For what
Photo from author's collection . nuska Susitna threaded , haunting valleys inland
inland waterways of points north , a ride the Alaskan " panhandle " coast , then ,
much farther northward on the Alaska Railroad " boat train ” up the northwest , at
AlThis revised guide to Alaska from native son Ron Dalby is packed with valuable insider information on accommodations, restaurants, transportation, festivals and scores of activities. From ballooning to whale-watching to "flightseeing" and more, this guide contains all the information you need to plan a vacation to the multifaceted jewel that is Alaska. Maps, b&w photos.
Richard Redmond General Delivery Nome , AK 99762 NORTH STAR
INVESTMENT CO . ... AK 99687 ( sand and gravel ) ROBERT ROBERTS P.O.
Box 225 Tok , AK 99780 POINTS NORTH Robert Cacy P.O. Box 106 Central , AK
99730 RAY ...
Practically all traffic destined for Alaskan and Canadian points north of Wrangell ,
now amounting to about 60,000 passengers and 600.000 tons of freight , will use
the completed channel , where heretofore about half the existing traffic was ...
... Inc. , Healy Steve Borell -- Alaska Miner's Association , Anchorage Roger
Burggraf -- Fairbanks Robert Cacy -- Points North , Central Bruce Campbell --
Division of Mining , ADNR , Fairbanks Conrad Christianson -- Northern Regional
D. G. Roseneau, P. M. Stern, Renewable Resources Consulting Services,
Canadian Arctic Gas Study Limited, Alaskan ... A second smaller east - west trail
extended from upper Carter Creek along about 69°43 ' N . to a point north of Red
Author: D. G. Roseneau
Publisher: [Calgary] : Canadian Arctic Gas Study ; [s.l.] : Alaskan Arctic Gas Study Company
"The first year of a comprehensive study of the distribution and movements of the Porcupine Caribou Herd in the northeastern Alaska was initiated in March and continued until November 15, 1972. The study was performed almost entirely by aerial reconnaissance."--Page ii.