About This Book
From the moment Ruth Sanders rips a glossy photo of a glacier from a magazine, she believes her fate is intertwined with the ice. Her unsettling fascination bewilders her daughter, 16-year-old Sylvie, still shaken by her father’s leaving. When Ruth uproots Sylvie and her sister from their small Midwestern town to follow her growing obsession – and a man – to Alaska, they soon find themselves entangled with an unfamiliar wilderness, a divided community, and one another.
As passions cross and braid, the bond between mother and daughter threatens to erode from the pressures of icy compulsion and exposed secrets.
Inspired by her own experience arriving by bush plane to live on the Alaska tundra, Deb Vanasse vividly captures the reality of life in Alaska and the emotional impact of loving a remote and unforgiving land.
©2014 Deb Vanasse (P)2014 Deb Vanasse
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About the author
An Alaskan since 1979, Deb Vanasse has traveled extensively throughout the state, including remote areas of Southwestern Alaska, where she lived and worked for eight years. Her two children were born in the Bush, where riverboat, snow machine, and small plane are the only ways to get from one village to another. Eventually she moved to Fairbanks and then to Anchorage, where she enjoys hiking, biking, and camping. A retired teacher, Deb is the author of several books set in Alaska, including Picture This, Alaska; A Distant Enemy; Out of the Wilderness; Under Alaska’s Midnight Sun; Alaska’s Animal Babies; Totem Tale; Amazing Alaska; Lucy’s Dance; and Black Wolf of the Glacier. She is also the author of the Insider’s Guide to Anchorage and Southcentral Alaska and co-author of Off the Beaten Path: Alaska (sixth edition). Deb stays active in the Alaskan writing community by blogging at
www.49writers.blogspot.com and www.selfmadewriter.blogspot.com.
She also maintains a web presence at www.DebVanasse.com.