Still Points North

Still Points North

One Alaskan Childhood, One Grown-up World, One Long Journey Home Leigh Newman. into pools—outdoor pools, in backyards, with water the color of melted blue lollipops. hat night, after a shower, wearing only a towel, Mom dances through ...

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

Regional Planning Part VII Alaska its Resources and Development December 1937

Regional Planning  Part VII  Alaska  its Resources and Development  December 1937

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

Publisher:

ISBN: UCR:31210025054626

Category: Alaska

Page: 213

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Categories: Alaska

Regional Planning Alaska its resources and development

Regional Planning      Alaska its resources and development

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 Planning Board

Publisher:

ISBN: WISC:89097035968

Category: Regional planning

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Categories: Regional planning

Alaska its Resources and Development

Alaska  its Resources and Development

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

Publisher:

ISBN: UCBK:C056103148

Category: Alaska

Page: 213

View: 290

Categories: Alaska

Alaska Sampler 2014

Alaska Sampler 2014

Points. North. by. Leigh. Newman. Leigh Newman was raisedin Alaska bya Great Alaskan Dad...and in Baltimore, Maryland,byA Great, Former Alaskan Mom, moving back and forth between her two parents. As child, she learned to fish, hunt, ...

Author: Deb Vanasse

Publisher: Debra Vanasse

ISBN: 9781940320069

Category: Literary Collections

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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

The WPA Guide to Alaska

The WPA Guide to Alaska

Though continental United States may be the logical market for Alaska's products, trade, of course, does not have to be a twoway exchange. ... The Alaska Steamship Company is the only carrier regularly serving Alaska points north ...

Author: Federal Writers' Project

Publisher: Trinity University Press

ISBN: 9781595342003

Category: History

Page: 427

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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

Alaskan Interstate Commerce Act

Alaskan Interstate Commerce Act

A brief description of the history and development of our Alaskan service will provide a background which should aid ... and commercial perishables traffic without 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

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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

Regional Planning

Regional Planning

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:

Publisher:

ISBN: UCBK:C043806432

Category: Regional planning

Page:

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Categories: Regional planning

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 minimum weekly service the year round between Seattle and principal Alaskan ports as ...

Author: United States. National Resources Planning Board

Publisher:

ISBN: MINN:31951D00088563V

Category: Regional planning

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Categories: Regional planning

Alaskan and Hawaiian Transportation

Alaskan and Hawaiian Transportation

In January 1954 highway trailers were first employed 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

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Categories: Interstate commerce

Arctic Wildlife Range Alaska

Arctic Wildlife Range  Alaska

Pacific Northern Airlines and Pan American World Airways provide daily scheduled air service to Annette Island . Ellis Airlines provides daily flights to Annette Island as well as service to Juneau and other points north of Ketchikan .

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

Publisher:

ISBN: SRLF:A0011126018

Category: Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (Alaska)

Page: 457

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Categories: Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (Alaska)

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 provides daily service between Juneau and Ketchikan . The Alaska Steamship Co.

Author: United States. Congress. Senate Interstate & Foreign Commerce

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105045416927

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Alaska

Alaska

Shortly after the pavement ends ( just before mile 13 ) , a gravel road heads north to the short Sheridan Glacier Trail ... Adventure Lodge ( see page 276 ) and Points North HeliAdventures ( 877 787 6784 ; www . alaskaheliski . com ) .

Author: Traveler T. Terpening

Publisher: Bradt Travel Guides

ISBN: 1841622982

Category: Travel

Page: 442

View: 972

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

Hearings

Hearings

A brief description of the history and development of our Alaskan service will provide a background which should aid ... and commercial perishables traffic without 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: UOM:39015020444108

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Dream Season

Dream Season

The theory is Alaska has more stable snow conditions then that of its intercontinental counter parts due to its proximity to the ocean. The Chugach is legendary for offering steep alpine descents and Points North is not shy about trying ...

Author: Bill Wanrooy

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 9781847287915

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 144

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Dream Season is the ultimate guide for anyone interested in heli-skiing, cat-skiing, or heli-boarding. This book allows you to relive the adventure of trips to Alaska, British Columbia, Colorado, New Zealand, and Russia. With extensive operator listings, Dream Season is the perfect tool to help plan your heliskiing, catskiing, or heliboarding vacation. When planning to ski deep powder with the luxury of a helicopter or snowcat, Dream Season will serve as your guide. In-depth reviews of the following destinations are included: Alaska, Argentina, British Columbia, California, Chile, Colorado, France, Georgia, Greenland, Idaho, India, Italy, Montana, Nepal, Nevada, New Zealand, Oregon, Russia, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, Utah, Washington, and Wyoming. Make this the year that you plan your Dream Season!
Categories: Sports & Recreation

Alaska Adventure Guide

Alaska Adventure Guide

The Alaska Railroad still travels to points north and south. And two main highways access the Interior and Kenai Peninsula. There are a variety of places to eat too. From a simple meal of Chinese stir-fry to elegant French cuisine with ...

Author: Melissa DeVaughn

Publisher: Menasha Ridge Press

ISBN: 9780897329064

Category: Travel

Page: 448

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Since Alaska is so large and its options so varied, this guide is organized primarily to help travelers zero in on the activity or activities that most appeal to them. The first ten chapters focus solely on adventure travel, each devoted to a single activity. The five regional chapters that follow focus mainly on the basics in a given area of the state — getting around, shopping, lodging, dining, and entertainment. The objective is not to provide the most information about destinations or attractions, but rather, the most useful information. Any destination or outfitter listed here has made the cut by proving itself a wonderful place to visit or a reliable company with which to do business.
Categories: Travel

Report of the Governor of Alaska to the Secretary of the Interior

Report of the Governor of Alaska to the Secretary of the Interior

As practically all traffic destined to or from 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 as at present about half the ...

Author: Alaska. Governor

Publisher:

ISBN: IND:30000133376693

Category: Alaska

Page:

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Categories: Alaska

Annual Report of the Governor of Alaska to the Secretary of the Interior

Annual Report of the Governor of Alaska to the Secretary of the Interior

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 ...

Author: Alaska. Governor

Publisher:

ISBN: HARVARD:32044116176231

Category: Alaska

Page:

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Categories: Alaska

Hearings

Hearings

carrier operations in Alaska and between Alaska and the Pacific Northwest and through subsidiaries in western Canada and ... perishables traffic without rehandling from Seattle through Valdez to points north of the range in Alaska .

Author: United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Commerce

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015026307440

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Federal Register

Federal Register

... New Mexico , spreaders , portable cranes , mixers , and movements , from St. Louis , Mo. , to points North Dakota ... 1959 , at the United States , including Alaska , and reinitial movements , from St. Louis , Mo. , Wolverine Hotel ...

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Publisher:

ISBN: UCR:31210024905570

Category: Administrative law

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Categories: Administrative law