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No highlighting of text, no writing in the margins, and no missing pages. Read full description. See details and exclusions. See all 2 pre-owned listings. Outside, a cold wind pries at the windows and whispers down the stovepipe. It is December, a few days before the winter solstice, and a thin skim of green-and-black ice covers the surface of the harbor. Cold air flowing down from the glaciers pooled in the cove, and the temperature plummeted, falling so low that sawdust froze into a fist-sized knot around the spindle of the table saw, preventing me from raising or lowering the blade.
Storm after storm sailed in from the gulf, until by Christmas nearly twenty feet of snow had fallen. Deer, driven from the forests, died by the dozen on the beaches. Schooler comes to a flooded stream, rushing with snowmelt waters that has to be crossed. He needs to figure out a way to escape. This true story does a great job of connecting nature with Alaskan history interwoven with the author's personal journey. Anonymous More than 1 year ago Read first 70 pages and found myself feeling let down lynn is a great writer but I thought I purchased a book on his own personal adventuesNOT explorers from hundreds of years ago If I wanted a history lesson I would have purchased a book specific to that Stoped reading book at this juncture.
He took a great chance to do it alone at his age, in the wilds of Alaska.
Walking Home: A Journey in the Alaskan Wilderness
He risked being injured with no one to come to his aid. A good read. Anonymous More than 1 year ago What an incredible mental and emotional journey you have taken your readers including me on.
You have taken this journey physically while I for one have had the privilege of seeing it all through your writings. Buffalojim More than 1 year ago You step into Lynn Schooler's boots when you read this book.
You don't get told about it, you live it, see it like he sees it, feel it like he feels it. A first class wilderness experience with some natural history thrown in to feed your curiosity and remind you that the wild parts of our state and country are not for the timid.
Read it once for the story; then read it again for the feeling all over again. Home is where Lynn's heart is and your's will be too.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago. Anonymous More than 1 year ago Interesting book but the ending comes quickly. Enjoyed reading about the history of the area. Related Searches. View Product. A Royal Mess. Calypso Kelly has finally joined the in-crowd at her exclusive English boarding school.
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