Tide, Feather, Snow
Alaska is a place where know-how is currency and a novice’s mistakes can kill you. An extreme landscape in both its beauty and challenges, the state is nicknamed “The Last Frontier” with good reason: Here is a paradoxical landscape where boundaries — between community and isolation, bounty and deprivation, conservation and exploitation — are constantly in flux. But the state has also always been a place for reinvention, a refuge as much for those desperate to escape something as for those on a quest for something else.
“A skilled and poetic witness to a place undergoing incessant change.”
-- Anthony Doerr, author of All the Light We Cannot See
“In this exceptional book…we can see textures of the ocean, smell and taste the salt air, and feel the cold crisp snow. Alaska is a captivating land, and this book does justice to it. Highly recommended.”
-- Starred Review, Library Journal
Tide, Feather, Snow by Miranda Weiss
this is the place
Home is a loaded word, a complex idea. In this thought-provoking collection, 30 women explore the concept of home and how it makes, breaks and shapes us. In personal essays about neighbors, marriage, kids, sentimental objects, homelessness, domestic violence, solitude, immigration, gentrification, geography and more, contributors -- including Amanda Petrusich, Naomi Jackson, Jane Wong, and Jennifer Finney Boylan -- lend a range of voices to this subject that remains at the core of our national conversations. What makes a home? What do equality, safety, and politics have to do with it? And why is it so important to us to feel like we belong?
This collection, encompassing a spectrum of races, ethnicities, religions, sexualities, political beliefs and classes, could not be timelier. ...open this book, hear its chorus of voices and remember that we are a nation of individuals, bound to each other by our humanity. -- The New York Times Book Review