Living, Laughing, and Loving on the Last Frontier
Women were outnumbered 25 to 1 in the Klondike Gold Rush. Thousands more followed their men's dreams to Alaska in the century that followed. This created the myth that Alaska was a "man's country." Not surprisingly, this idea came from men.
In ALASKA WOMEN WRITE, women dispel the myth. They learn to fly, work on the pipeline, teach in the Bush, raft wild rivers, discover a love for sport-fishing, and tangle with moose and grizzly bears. These energetic, thoughtful, and very personal stories are written from the heart with passion, humor, self-discovery, and a love of the north.
This collection was edited by award-winning crime novelist Dana Stabenow, creator of the Kate Shugak series, who contributes her own story about growing up on a 75-foot fish tender in the Gulf of Alaska.
"Many of the stories are funny; others are touching...no matter what the subect; the tales are all uniquely Alaskan."
--Anchorage Daily News
THE WRITERS: Contributing stories to this collection are Linda Billington, Karen Brewster, Barbara Brown, Pati Crofut, Marilyn Forrester, Karen L. Heath, Molly G. Heath, Kathy Hughes, Janet McCart, Betty Monthei, Rosanne Pagano, Megan Rust, Stacey Saunders, Dana Stabenow, and Deb Wahrer.