Which Is The Best Alaska Book?

Before this week’s Talk of Alaska about the best Alaska-based books, we opened up voting to the listeners to get their input into what the top-10 Alaska books should be. See the results here.

Some Alaskans were drawn to come here by a book – for instance “Coming into the Country,” or “Two in the Far North,” or “One Man’s Wilderness.” We’ll be building a list of the Best Alaska Books on the next “Talk of Alaska.” Let us know which is your favorite.

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Steve Heimel’s Top-5 Alaska Books:

  1. Coming into the Country
  2. Wilderness, a Journal of Quiet Adventure in Alaska
  3. Ordinary Wolves
  4. Into the Wild
  5. Pilgrim’s Wilderness

Do you agree with Steve’s list? Let us know!

HOST: Steve Heimel, Alaska Public Radio Network


  • Vered Mares, publisher, VP and D House
  • David Stevenson, Director of the Creative Writing and Literary Arts Program, University of Alaska Anchorage
  • Callers Statewide


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LIVE Broadcast: Tuesday, June 24, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. on APRN stations statewide.

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