Midnight Sun, Arctic Moon: Mapping the Wild Heart of Alaska

Midnight Sun, Arctic Moon: Mapping the Wild Heart of Alaska

by Mary Albanese

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Midnight Sun, Arctic Moon: Mapping the Wild Heart of Alaska by Mary Albanese

A young upstate New York woman begins an adventure of a life-time as she moves away from her safe and conventional path.  She is unable to resist the excitement and challenge of a chance to become a geological explorer in Alaska, where she maps remote wilderness areas and journeys to the depths of her own heart. A memoir that is full of rich and eccentric characters with human failings.  This landscape reveals the courage and sacrifice of the author’s “family” of visionary explorers who mapped the wild state. Surviving dangers most people will never face, the author persists in the face of hardships and loss.


Framed against the backdrop of Alaska’s raw beauty, it is an inspiring story of achievement and hope, told with gentle humor, compassionate grace, and above all, an abiding respect for America’s last frontier.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781935347170
Publisher: Epicenter Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 04/01/2012
Edition description: First Edition, None
Pages: 216
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.70(d)
Age Range: 16 Years

About the Author

Mary Albanese is an author, artist, and scriptwriter. She currently resides in England.  More information: maryalbanese.com

Table of Contents

Map 8

Foreword 11

Preface 13

1 Big Dreams 17

2 North 20

3 Finding My Way 23

4 Sky over Toolik 29

5 Amazing Grace 35

6 McKinley Retreat 43

7 Dead of Winter 48

8 Thesis Blues 51

9 Deals within Deals 55

10 A Shotgun Named Sally 60

11 Starving Gary 64

12 Sold for a Steak 70

13 Who Stole My Weasel? 73

14 Field Theory of Relativity 78

15 The Bog 88

16 Duke Apartments 92

17 Lords, Ladies and Strangers 109

18 Frontier Honeymoon 113

19 Kozy Cabin 116

20 In My Defense 125

21 Mister Lucky 131

22 The Fossil Doctors 134

23 Jeff's Hush-Hush News 140

24 Enter the Legend 145

25 Livengood 148

26 Endless Summer 155

27 A New Kind of Adventure 158

28 Frontier Lottery 168

29 The Chuilnuks 172

30 Kicking Down Doors 187

31 The Price of Choice 193

32 Farewell 198

Albanese Family Photo Collection 97

Albanese Family Photo Collection 175

Epilogue 203

Acknowledgments 207

Index 209

Readers' Group Questions 213

About the Author 215

Reading Recommendations 216

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