Beyond Mile Zero: The Vanishing Alaska Highway Lodge Community


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$24.95  $22.95
Lost Moose Publishing
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7.0 X 0.6 X 7.9 inches | 1.15 pounds

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About the Author

Lily Gontard's fiction, non-fiction and poetry have appeared in magazines such as Geist, The Puritan, Cirque and The New Quarterly. She has worked for a variety of magazines including the Malahat Review, the Georgia Strait and Geist and was the founding editor of Yukon, North of Ordinary magazine. She currently works as a promotions officer for Parks Canada in Whitehorse, YT. Beyond Mile Zero is her first book. Learn more about her at

Mark Kelly is a retired astronaut and US Navy Captain. His picture book Mousetronaut, illustrated by C. F. Payne was a #1 New York Times bestseller. He flew his first of four missions in 2001 aboard Space Shuttle Endeavour, the same space shuttle that he commanded on its final flight in May 2011. In 2020 he will be running to represent Arizona in the United States Senate.


"this debut book is an impressive catalogue of history, folklore, and fond memories, complete with mouthwatering descriptions of home cooking... The book makes a strong case for traveling the Alaska Highway while its old-world hospitality still exists."

--Publishers Weekly

"Their timing couldn't be better -- the book release coincides with the highway's 75th anniversary. Full of history, anecdotes, profiles and lifestyles, "Beyond Mile Zero" should appeal to anyone who's driven the highway or plans to drive the highway, though Kelly stressed it's not a guidebook."

--Fairbanks Daily News-Miner

"This is a fun book worth stashing alongside the "Milepost" on any trip over the Alaska Highway. The stories, as well as the historic and current photos, give a feel for the stops along the way that will enrich any journey on what remains one of North America's finest drives."

--David A. James "Alaska Dispatch News "