Searching for Stability in Alaska

My latest review for Women’s Adventure Magazine – Tide, Feather, Snow: A Life in Alaska, by Miranda Weiss.

After college, Miranda Weiss leaves the East Coast, following her boyfriend – and his dream – to Homer, Alaska. What seems like a typical girl-meets-world memoir quickly veers away from cliché. For Weiss, Alaska is a welcome change in scenery, one in which she can study her environment as a naturalist, be a part of the land, and as in any adventure, learn both independence and interdependence.

Reminiscent of Annie Dillard’s Pilgrim at Tinker Creek and Anne Morrow Lindbergh’s Gift from the Sea, Tide, Feather, Snow: A Life in Alaska reveals Weiss as an expert at nature writing and self-reflection, as she observes the outside world, while assessing her own place in it. Read more.

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