Synopses & Reviews
In these acclaimed essays, Sherry Simpson recounts her experiences as an ordinary woman confronting the vast expanses of water and wilderness of her home state. Her adventures include a harrowing bear encounter and a near-death experience falling into a glacial river, but she also finds an Alaska of surpassing, almost supernatural beauty and power. These lyrical essays thoughtfully explore one woman's effort to map both a sense of place and a sense of self in a world at once comforting and unforgiving.
About the Author
Sherry Simpson's first book, The Way Winter Comes, won the Chinook Literary Award. She teaches creative nonfiction at the University of Alaska, Anchorage, where she lives.