[LMB] OT: Book rec needed

John Lennard john.c.lennard at gmail.com
Tue Jan 9 12:28:43 GMT 2018

Sylvia: Can anyone rec a good book set in Alaska?

John: Someone beat me to Chabon's *The Yiddish Policemen's Union* ; less
literarily, but just as readably, there's a decent Nora Roberts, *Northern

Jean Craighead George, *Julie of the Wolves*, and its two later sequels,
*Julie* and *Julie's Wolf Pack*, are set on the North Slope.

And if Greenland would be an acceptable substitute, there's a cracking
thriller by Duncan Kyle, *Whiteout*, while back in the day, Willard Price's
last book, *Arctic Adventure* sent Hal and Roger there to befriend a polar
bear and deal with some heinous villain or other.

John Lennard, MA DPhil. (Oxon.), MA (WU)

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