If You Lived Here, I'd Know Your Name: News from Small-Town Alaska

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Price
$15.95  $14.67
Publisher
Algonquin Books
Publish Date
Pages
281
Dimensions
5.3 X 0.76 X 7.96 inches | 0.64 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9781565125247

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About the Author

Heather Lende has contributed essays and commentary to NPR, the New York Times, and National Geographic Traveler, among other newspapers and magazines, and is a former contributing editor at Woman's Day. A columnist for the Alaska Dispatch News, she writes obituaries for the Chilkat Valley News and is the author of Find the Good, If You Lived Here, I'd Know Your Name, and Take Good Care of the Garden and the Dogs. Her website is www.heatherlende.com.

Reviews

"Lende offers touching stories about neighbors with whom she shares wedding celebrations, potluck dinners, tears for missing fishermen--all the joys and sorrows of family life in a remote town."
"Delightful. . . . The writing is simple yet graceful. . . . A pleasure to read."
--USA Today

"Lende offers touching stories about neighbors with whom she shares wedding celebrations, potluck dinners, tears for missing fishermen--all the joys and sorrows of family life in a remote town."
--People

"[A] beautiful, funny, compassionate story. . . . When, now and again, you reading is interrupted by tears, they will be the sweet sort."
--Michael Perry, author of Montaigne in Barn Boots

"Part Annie Dillard, part Anne Lamott, essayist and NPR commentator Heather Lende introduces readers to life in the town of Haines, Alaska . . . subtly reminding readers to embrace each day, each opportunity, each life that touches our own and to note the beauty of it all."
--The Los Angeles Times

"Dense and powerful. . . . Tiny jewels that, gathered together, create a stunning effect of pure, dazzling light."
--The Grand Rapids Press

"This is something tender and brave--using death as an introduction to lives and loves and fabric of community in a northern town. Heather Lende provides powerful witness."
--Seth Kantner, author of Ordinary Wolves