The Stars, the Snow, the Fire: Twenty-Five Years in the Alaska Wildernessby John Haines
First published in 1989, this book has long been a favorite of John Haines's fans and those in love with the Alaskan wilderness. These essays recount Haines's early years of homesteading in the great frontier. He paints a remarkable portrait of living off the land, of men lost and then found years later frozen in ice, of seasons arriving and passing. As Barry Lopez states, "to read Haines is to enter a clearing in the woods, to feel calmed, and that one was once here, centuries ago."
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This book is wonderful from cover to cover. Haines writes and describes his adventures with extravagant, poetic detail. Painting a beautifully detailed picture of his journey through life and the alaskan wilderness. My only complaint is that I wish it were longer!