"RivetingKusz's gifts as a writer, her original voice and sparkling perceptions, give this memoir the literary precision of a novel."Los Angeles Times
When she was six years old, Natalie Kusz left Los Angeles with her family and headed north to Alaska on a classic quest for freedom, a house on the land, and a more wholesome way of living. Here is hery and survival in an unforgiving environment. "Riveting. . . ."Los Angeles Times. Serial rights to McCall's and Harper's.
|Publisher:||Farrar, Straus and Giroux|
|Product dimensions:||5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.60(d)|
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Author writes about the 'remote Alaska' experience of her early years. Conveys very clearly that it is the simple things in life that can give much pleasure. She involves the reader is her struggle to overcome a childhood injury. Very satisfying.
Such a wonderful book--a must read for anyone--A wonderful story of love and devotion from all family members. I still want to know what happened to her Father???She went thru so much pain and still kept her chin up..Such a stong person.
My father gave this book to me 6 years ago and and I reread it every few months. The true story of author's childhood is told in a bluntly honest and often painful way. This is a book that all writers interested in writing creative non-fiction need to study carefully. Kusz has mastered the craft. She takes us from California to Alaska with her family in 1969. We are enchanted by her family and the difficult path her parents chose to take in the effort to give their children something more. Even after loss and struggle, when you want to fault her parents for the choices they made, you cannot. Kusz understands them and helps bring you in. Kusz stays away from describing the harsh landscape of Alaska, but the harshness of the land is illustrated when she tells of the family. This book is my favorite memoir to date.