Book review: Secondhand Summer by Dan Walker

I had had Alaska writer Dan Walker’s YA novel SECONDHAND SUMMER on my list for a long time, and two weeks ago finally had the chance to dive in. I wasn’t disappointed. Walker’s book, geared for middle school readers (but still immensely enjoyable for adults), follows 14-year-old Sam’s move to Anchorage from the small fishing… Read More Book review: Secondhand Summer by Dan Walker

Review: Kathleen Dean Moore’s “Piano Tide”

I was lucky enough to review Kathleen Dean Moore’s lyrical and beautifully written Southeast Alaska novel for the Alaska Dispatch, and I must say that I highly, highly recommend to anyone who loves quirky characters, environmental plots, humor and rain-flecked stretches of Alaska landscape.   Here’s the beginning, with a link to the published review: I knew… Read More Review: Kathleen Dean Moore’s “Piano Tide”