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Books by Yukon authors or set in Yukon places, non-fiction, fiction -- just all things Yukon!
Haines Junction

Haines Junction

edition:eBook
also available: Paperback
tagged : humorous

Joshua Waldo Lake Shackelton, born in New Mexico in 1946, could never ignore the call of the wild. In 1964, spared from the draft, he slips up the coast as far as the tip of Vancouver Island before moving inland. Wending his way through BC’s inlets and coastal mountains, Joshua discovers the nature of solitude; in the ports and villages, he discovers community.

Finally he reaches Haines Junction, in the Yukon Territory, where the Haines and Alaska highways meet. It is here that he discovers fri …

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Talking at the Woodpile

Talking at the Woodpile

edition:eBook
also available: Paperback

In this humourous and refreshing collection of short stories, David Thompson reveals the charm and grit of life in the Yukon. Talking at the Woodpile is a masterful blend of fact and fiction, history and the contemporary and intriguing stories that begin as long as 10,000 years ago. An unsuspecting miner discovers a frozen carcass while digging for gold. After much to-do about the origin of the gigantic creature, the mammoth and its unfortunate victim are laid to rest by the local First Nations …

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The Last Patrol

The Last Patrol

Following the Trail of the Royal Northwest Mounted Police's Legendary Lost Patrol
edition:Paperback
also available: eBook

In Keith Billington's new book, "The Last Patrol," he shares one of the most tragic stories of the far north. It was a quiet December morning in 1910 when Inspector Fitzgerald and his crew left Fort McPherson, Northwest Territories, on a dog team patrol to Dawson City, Yukon. Their departure was without fanfare, and after a brief handshake and a salute, the men pulled out of the village and onto the frozen Peel River. Sadly, these four officers of the Royal Northwest Mounted Police would be reme …

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Yukon

Yukon

edition:Paperback

The Yukon is a photographic celebration of a land rich with natural wonders -- rugged mountain peaks, deep canyons, raging rivers, meadowlands strewn with wildflowers -- a unique landscape only available to the hiker, the climber and the paddler.

 

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The Slow Fix

The Slow Fix

edition:Paperback

Shortlisted for a Lambda Literary Award (lesbian fiction)

Ivan E. Coyote is one of Canada's most acclaimed storytellers; their first three collections were insightful, deeply personal stories about gender, identity, and community. Ivan's most recent book, Bow Grip (2006), was their first novel; it won the ReLit Award, was shortlisted for the Ferro-Grumley Fiction Prize in the US, and was named a Stonewall Honor Book by the American Library Association.

With The Slow Fix, Ivan returns to their sho …

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Here Is Where We Disembark

Here Is Where We Disembark

edition:Paperback
also available: eBook

With her remarkable debut collection, Yukon poet Clea Roberts proffers a perceptive & ecological reading of the Canadian North's past & present.

Roberts deftly draws out the moments that comprise a cycle of seasons, paying as much attention to the natural--the winter moon's second-hand light that pools in the tracks of tree squirrels & loose threads of migrating birds--as she does to the manufactured--the peripheral percussion of J-brakes & half-melted ice lanterns. She also casts her gaze back t …

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Wood Spoken

Wood Spoken

New and Selected Poems
edition:Paperback
tagged : canadian

"Finding the right words for this place that has become home." That's the challenge identi?ed by the Yukon's pre-eminent poet in this accomplished new collection. In the opening essay, Friis-Baastad describes his arrival in the Yukon as a 23-year-old fresh from Toronto, and his search for contemporary ways to evoke a landscape already mythologized by Jack London and Robert Service. These poems, written over three decades, provide ample evidence of his achievement. Taut, spare, haunting, they dra …

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City of Orphans

City of Orphans

edition:Paperback

The ten stories in Patricia Robertson's first collection of short fiction offer a somber, shadowed world of characters who strive for other, more magical destinations. The book's mood and images are stark and carefully controlled. And while Robertson roots each tale very firmly in the here and now, a few of her characters actually find their way into the imaginary....City of Orphans is a thoughtful, well-written collection.

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