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Water Mask (The Alaska Literary Series)

In Water Mask, Monica Devine skis woodland trails with her baby on her back, navigates sea ice with Beaufort Sea whalers and whirls two thousand feet above the tundra with a rookie bush pilot. She negotiates the death of her father, and the near loss of her family's cabin on the Copper River. Reflections on family, place, memory, work, perception and art are woven into a seductive a land that both beguiles and rejects.

Winter’s Heartbeat

We walked the quiet woods, cameras dangling  from our necks, the air cold and still. Soon our  steps became further spaced as you    wandered away, following the scent of ...
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Human artifacts poke out of the ice: a thermos of coffee, magazines, a woman's purse, shoes, a child's doll: intact after the plane crashed in icy blue mountains circling the ...
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Twin Sons of Different Mothers

No matter how you parse it, I live in a world of black and white a great deal of the time, during the winter season. When the sun doesn't shine, ...
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Time and time again, I've had a recurring dream. I am riding my bike toward a large, Victorian house on a pleasant, tree-lined street. I stop in front of the ...
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Snow City

Only 2 cents per acre Seward's folly, "Wal-russia"  tent city at the mouth of Ship Creek, 1914 where Quonset huts were first homes, "a half tin can turned on its ...
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Mother's Hand-Antonas Sutkus  This is the yard where babies cry, where kites fly  where a warmly tended vegetable garden grows year after every perfect year  where my three children dug ...
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