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Two Old Women (20th Anniversary Edition)
by Velma Wallis
Edited by Christine Ummel Hosler
Illustrated by James L. Grant Sr.


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Product #: 4499
Price: $17.95
160 pages
Hardbound
5" x 7"
Myths & Legends/Native American
20 illustrations
2 maps
Pub Date: 2004
ISBN: 978-0-9724944-9-6
A GREEN BOOK: Text was printed on recycled paper with 30% post-consumer content.

An Alaska Legend of Betrayal, Courage, and Survival

Based on an Athabascan legend passed along from mother to daughter for many generations on the upper Yukon River in Alaska, this is the tragic and shocking story--with a surprise ending--of two elderly women abandoned by a migrating tribe that faces starvation brought on by unusually harsh Arctic weather and a shortage of fish and game. The story of survival is told with suspense by Velma Wallis, whose subject matter challenges the taboos of her past. Yet, her themes are modern--empowerment of women, the graying of America, Native American ways.

Twenty years after its first publication, TWO OLD WOMEN continues to be a publishing phenomenon, despite scant national publicity. This word-of-mouth book has been translated into seventeen languages, selling more than 1.5 million copies. --

Includes new introduction by the author, new afterword by the editor, and a discussion guide for book-group readers. --

Ten years after its first publication, TWO OLD WOMEN continues to be a publishing phenomenon, despite scant national publicity. This word-of-mouth book has been translated into seventeen languages, selling more than one million copies.
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NEW EDITION includes new introduction by the author, new afterword by the editor, and a discussion guide for book group readers.
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Velma Wallis is one of Alaska's bestselling authors. One of thirteen children, she was born in Fort Yukon, a small Gwich'in Athabascan community at the confluence of the Porcupine and Yukon rivers. She and her family live in Fairbanks, Alaska.


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