Author: Heather Lende
Reviewer: Kathy Brown, Director, Planning and Research, NCSU Libraries
Perhaps because I was raised in a geographically isolated town in northern Maine, this book resonated with me. The author writes obituaries for the local paper in Haines, Alaska, a town of about 2400 people. The book consists of vignettes that capture what it is like to live on the edge of nowhere, and Lende conveys a deep appreciation for the town’s inhabitants, their interactions, the natural beauty that surrounds them, and the cosmic issues that we all face.