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Still Points North: One Alaskan Childhood, One Grown-up World, One Long Journey Home

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 21, 2014

    Disappointed

    I was expecting it to be about the area and the authors memories; but it was more about family dynamics. I'm so sorry she had to deal with this and I hope this was cathartic for her to write it. I'm sure others may like it but it just was not what I was expecting.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 22, 2013

    I loved this book so much that I couldn't put it down on my last

    I loved this book so much that I couldn't put it down on my last flight. It's such a pleasure to dissapear into the heart and mind of this sensitive, thoughtful writer. Whether you've been to Alaska or suffered through your parents divorce or not, you will find her insighr both brave and surprising.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 19, 2013

    Great read!

    Great story of how a confused child of divorce finds escape as an impossible path to happiness. But also a story of the power of unconditional love in saving a child as an adult. Highly recommend.

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  • Posted April 12, 2013

    Interesting story but makes you wonder what her father was thinking

    A hard childhood but obviously one she enjoyed for the most part. Very dangerous at times and her father obviously forgot some basic safety precautions at times.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 21, 2013

    I am not a native English speaker; which makes it always more di

    I am not a native English speaker; which makes it always more difficult to enter into a new book. Here it is not. A smooth entrance. Writing is fluid. It is an "invitation au voyage" to the far North, but also to the complex internal world of childhood, the weight but also the strength of the influence of the parents. Always subtly described ... Cannot wait to finish the book. A great memoir!

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  • Posted March 19, 2013

    Liegh Newman has the Saturday pancake smile and twinkle-in-the-e

    Liegh Newman has the Saturday pancake smile and twinkle-in-the-eye of a tomboy who grew into her own unique version of womanhood. I feel like she wrote this book for me, for us - her peers who grew up loving the outdoors with our dads, then moved away in pursuit of professional dreams and complicated, urban lives. The story made me nostalgic and long for a simpler time of community and connectedness, to our families, to our friends and to the earth. Thank you Leigh for reminding me that the journey that starts from home can help me find my way back to who I really am. Pick up a copy today and dive into the delicious nostalgia!
    Jennifer Cain Birkmose

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