If the land and people of Alaska beckon you, stop and take a close look at this memoir. Already read one of Kantner’s books? Then you know the treat you’re in with this one. If you haven’t, this one is a great one to begin with. Living above the Artic Circle, Kantner keeps the stories coming of characters and caribou, winter and wolves, with helpings of stew, stories, and stinkweed along the way. He won’t preach at you about the fragility of his home state but he will quietly reinforce the importance of caring for the “hum of the land.” Don’t miss this book!
—John, Book & Game Company, Walla Walla, WA
In a powerful coming of age story, a young man isolated by his past must choose between two worlds, both seemingly bent on rejecting him. Stirring and vivid, this evocative novel depicts the life of a white boy raised among natives on the harsh Alaskan tundra.
—Wendy, Country Bookshelf, Bozeman, MT
Swallowed by the Great Land and the 10th Anniversary edition of 2005 Pacific Northwest Book Award winner Ordinary Wolves are featured in tandem in the Holiday Books guide, promoted by Book & Game Co. and Country Bookshelf along with dozens of other NW indies throughout the holidays!