Back Story Alaska: Reflections on the Wild Beauty and Characters of the Alaskan Bush
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"Lance Brewer's Back Story Alaska: Reflections on the Wild Beauty and Characters of the Alaskan Bush is an engaging adventure story that comes with beautiful pictures and heart tugging poems ... Sometimes funny, sometimes poignant, Lance Brewer shares his Alaskan interaction not only with its awe inspiring landscape, but also with its adventurous people and its varied animals ... And as we go through the pages and gasp at man's encounters with nature, we cannot help but reflect on our own personal struggles with hope, survival, love and life itself."
- Maria Beltran for Reader's Favorite
"Lance Brewer admits that his sense of urgency to live life to the fullest may be a character flaw, but he clearly has no regrets. His decision to carve out as much as time as possible to fish, fly, and view wildlife in Alaska is fueled by his passion and love for this unique landscape. A lawyer by trade, the author takes every chance he gets to visit Alaska and eventually establishes Camp Brewer as a base for his experiences. In a wonderful scene near the end of the book, he questions himself in the style of a lawyer questioning a witness about the reasons he came to Alaska. This reflective Q&A tool offers deep self-examination and profound answers about making life decisions out of love and not fear.
As Brewer narrates his Alaskan memories, a cast of characters emerges as companions full of wisdom, humor, questions, and discoveries. His recollections of people and places are moving tributes to a shared journey in a wild land, and his descriptions of the terrain and the wildlife are detailed and awe-inspiring. The photographs that accompany the text are beautiful images full of vivid colors, animals in action, and wondrous scenery. Brewer's conversational prose is accompanied by delightful poems that echo the themes of each reflective chapter and Alaskan anecdote.
The author's tone is that of a favorite friend regaling everyone at the dinner table with adventurous tales of Alaska with its wayward bears and moose, the bounty of salmon, and all-weather vistas. This is a man who has found a place in the world that feeds his soul and allows him to live the kind of life in nature that he values. He hears the tick-tock of life going by too fast and refuses to put off the adventures he wants to have today."
RECOMMENDED by the US Review
"Back Story Alaska is a collection of exhilarating and humorous first hand-account of one man's passion for introducing travelers to the beautiful and largely unspoiled wilderness of the 49th state. Filled with memorable encounters and integrated poetry from seasoned outdoorsman Lance Brewer and brilliant color photos from the renowned photographer, Bob Dreeszen." - Chanticleer Reviews Rating: 5/5 Stars
"...In today's world, places like Alaska are the last few truly remote places left away from the grip of human technology and civilization. I enjoyed reading about Lance's adventures in the wild and more about the history of Alaska, and his dry, humorous writing style makes this book entertaining ... the book was a fun, engaging, and entertaining read."
- Gisela Dixon for Reader's Favorite