The Wonderful True Love Story of a Young Teacher in the Alaskan Wilderness

Author: Robert Specht

Publisher: Bantam

ISBN: 0307434664

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 464

View: 8255


The beloved real-life story of a woman in the Alaskan wilderness, the children she taught, and the man she loved “From the time I’d been a girl, I’d been thrilled with the idea of living on a frontier. So when I was offered the job of teaching school in a gold-mining settlement called Chicken, I accepted right away.” Anne Hobbs was only nineteen in 1927 when she came to harsh and beautiful Alaska. Running a ramshackle schoolhouse would expose her to more than just the elements. After she allowed Native American children into her class and fell in love with a half-Inuit man, she would learn the meanings of prejudice and perseverance, irrational hatred and unconditional love. “People get as mean as the weather,” she discovered, but they were also capable of great good. As told to Robert Specht, Anne Hobbs’s true story has captivated generations of readers. Now this beautiful new edition is available to inspire many more. “The memoir reads like an old-fashioned novel, a heartwarming love story with the added interest of frontier hardships and vividly portrayed characters.”—Publishers Weekly

Chasing the Sun

A Reader's Guide to Novels Set in the American West

Author: Edward Joseph Beverly

Publisher: Sunstone Press

ISBN: 0865346038

Category: Reference

Page: 497

View: 4639


"Chasing the Sun" is a guide to Western fiction with more than 1,350 entries, including 59 reviews of the author's personal favorites, organized around theme.

Alaska History

An Annotated Bibliography

Author: Marvin W. Falk

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780313282249

Category: History

Page: 371

View: 7952


Historian and bibliographer Falk (U. of Alaska-Fairbanks) cites 3,030 published works, providing most with descriptive, summary, or explanatory annotations. They include works on the environment, prehistory, Alaska natives, Russian Alaska, and the US era. Other sections cover atlases, map literature and gazetteers; bibliographies and indexes; and s

Between Breaths

A Teacher in the Alaskan Bush

Author: Sandra K. Mathews

Publisher: UNM Press

ISBN: 9780826338778

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 234

View: 9102


The experiences of a young woman who was the first band instructor in a remote fishing village in 1950s Alaska.

Book Lust to Go

Recommended Reading for Travelers, Vagabonds, and Dreamers

Author: Nancy Pearl

Publisher: Sasquatch Books

ISBN: 1570617015

Category: Travel

Page: 320

View: 7073


Adventure is just a book away as best-selling author Nancy Pearl returns with recommended reading for more than 120 destinations around the globe. Book Lust To Go connects the best fiction and nonfiction to particular destinations, whether your bags are packed or your armchair is calling. With stops from Texas to Timbuktu, Nancy Pearl's reading recommendations will send you on your way.


Author: Catherine Marshall

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783775153331


Page: 540

View: 8887


Zwei alte Frauen

Eine Legende von Verrat und Tapferkeit

Author: Velma Wallis

Publisher: Piper Verlag

ISBN: 3492967116

Category: Fiction

Page: 128

View: 5831


Ein Nomadenstamm im hohen Norden von Alaska: Während eines bitterkalten Winters kommt es zu einer gefährlichen Hungersnot. Wie das alte Stammesgesetz es vorschreibt, beschließt der Häuptling, die ältesten beiden Frauen als »unnütze Esser« zurückzulassen, um den Stamm zu retten. Doch in der Einsamkeit der eisigen Wildnis geschieht das Unglaubliche: Die beiden alten Indianerfrauen geben nicht auf, sondern besinnen sich auf ihre ureigenen Fähigkeiten, die sie längst vergessen geglaubt hatten...

Die Reise der Amy Snow


Author: Tracy Rees

Publisher: Ullstein eBooks

ISBN: 3843712638

Category: Fiction

Page: 480

View: 900


Als Baby wurde Amy Snow ausgesetzt. Mittellos und von allen gehasst wird sie auf dem noblen Hatville Court aufgezogen. Die schöne Tochter des Hauses, Aurelia Vennaway, ist Amys einzige Freundin und der wichtigste Mensch in ihrem Leben. Als Aurelia jung stirbt, bricht Amys Welt zusammen. Aber Aurelia macht ihr ein letztes Geschenk: ein Bündel Briefe, das Amy auf Schatzsuche schickt. Einen Code, den nur Amy entschlüsseln kann. Am Ende erwartet Amy ein Geheimnis, das ihr Leben verändern wird. Amy Snow begibt sich auf eine Reise quer durch England.

Masterplots II.

Juvenile and young adult biography series

Author: Frank Northen Magill

Publisher: Salem Pr Inc


Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 4

View: 8339



Author: James A. Michener

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783404118106

Category: Alaska

Page: 1299

View: 6972


The Northwest

Author: Mary Meacham

Publisher: Amer Library Assn


Category: Reference

Page: 143

View: 3355


An annotated bibliography of fiction, folktales, poetry, drama, music, biography, informational books, and audio-visual materials focusing on the northwestern United States, compiled for readers from the primary grades through the 10th grade.

The last new land

stories of Alaska, past and present

Author: Wayne Mergler

Publisher: N.A


Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 791

View: 3582


An anthology of Alaskan writing features Native Alaskan legends and tales and the works of authors from Robert W. Service and Jack London to contemporary writers

Talking Book Topics

Author: Library of Congress. National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped,American Foundation for the Blind,Library of Congress,American Printing House for the Blind (Louisville, Ky.),Royal National Institute for the Blind,Library of Congress. Division for the Blind and Physically Handicapped

Publisher: N.A


Category: Talking books

Page: N.A

View: 808