Talk of Alaska: Summer reading with Alaskan authors

Unalaska's library
Unalaska residents check out the renovated Unalaska library’s stacks. (Laura Kraegel/KUCB)

Alaskans like to pack in as much fun as possible during our gloriously long summer days and extended bouts of backyard, beach, boat and campsite time is made all the better when you have a great book to relax with. Readers know how books create magical doorways into other worlds and other worldviews that enhance your imagination in ways that scrolling online will never match. If you want to stick to home grown books, Alaska has many great authors and a wide range of selections from thrillers to romance to science. We’ll talk with Alaska writers and librarians to hear about their book recommendations on this Talk of Alaska.


HOST: Lori Townsend



Authors and books mentioned during this show (plus a few extras):


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LIVE Broadcast: Tuesday, June 6 at 10 a.m. on Alaska public radio stations statewide.

Lori Townsend is the news director and senior host for Alaska Public Media. You can send her news tips and program ideas for Talk of Alaska and Alaska Insight at or call 907-550-8452.

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