If You Lived Here, I'd Know your Name

If You Lived Here, I'd Know your Name

News From Small-town Alaska

eBook - 2006 | First paperback edition.
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Tiny Haines, Alaska, ninety miles north of Juneau, is accessible mainly by water or airand only when the weather is good. There's no traffic light and no mail delivery; people can vanish without a trace; and funerals are community affairs. As both obituary writer and social columnist for the local newspaper, Heather Lende knows better than anyone the goings-on in this breathtakingly beautiful place. Her offbeat chronicle brings us inside her busy life: we meet her husband, Chip, who owns the local hardware store; their five children; and a colorful assortment of friends and offbeat neighbors, including aging hippies, salty fishermen, native Tlingit Indians, Mormon spelunkers . . . as well as the moose, eagles, sea lions, and bears with whom they share this wild and perilous land.
Publisher: Chapel Hill, N.C. : Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill, 2006.
Edition: First paperback edition.
Copyright Date: ©2005
ISBN: 9781565126565
Branch Call Number: Internet Access
Characteristics: 1 online resource (281 pages).


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LPL_TriciaK Jun 17, 2016

Are you traveling this summer? If you are (or even if you are not!) this is a great book to take with you. Why? The writing is excellent, and since it's a collection of essays, it's easy to pick up and put down as you have time. The author (who writes obituaries for the local newspaper) gives you a feel for her adopted town, Haines, Alaska. You'll get to know the town and its inhabitants and what it's like to live in this out-of-the way place. Try it!

Jul 05, 2015

Heather Lende is a wonderful writer. Every essay was a treat.
Not sentimental, just neat snippets of her Haines life. And yes, you will feel you know her and a little part of you will daydream about the life she has. Where do you add the 'stars'? This one should have 4.

Mar 07, 2012

Picked up this book at Adams Street on a whim. Had heard nothing about it.

The author, who writes the obituaries and the social column for her VERY small town in Alaska, documents life there in a straightforward and winning style that I just loved.

When you finish reading Lende's book, you will feel both that you've met her, and that you've visited her town.

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Mar 07, 2012

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