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Publisher's Summary

The author tells the story as told to him of Anne Hobbs, a woman who went to Alaska in the 1920s to teach, but who had trouble due to her kindness to the Indians there.

©1976 Robert Specht (P)2017 Tantor

Critic Reviews

"Hauntingly beautiful... Anyone who loves great, human stories, true life adventure, Alaska, or social commentary of life in the early 1900s will love this book." ( The Joy of Booking)

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Life is Better than Fiction

This fascinating look at wilderness Alaska in the early 20th century from the viewpoint of a not-yet 20 year old teacher shows the casual but inflexible discrimination by whites of any class against those of any color not perceived as white, including Indian, Alaskan (Inuit, etc., somewhat distinguished against other Indian tribes within the narrative) and black as well as any mixture of races--"breeds." It also shows the "can do" attitude prevailing and the need to import even the most basic items that could not be wrought from nature. Narrator [AUDIO!] Caroline McLaughlin's voice is perfect for the first person account, incorporating well-done vocalizations of other characters as well. With all the elements of a romance novel in a western context (northwestern, to be exact), this is actually the biography of a real woman.

Disclaimer: "I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review."

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My heart was bursting when I finished.

A truly beautiful love story, in more ways than one. My heart was bursting when I finished this one.

World Building: A
Girl Power: A+
Guy-Hero: A+
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Love-Interests: A+
Villains: B+
Feels: A++
Suspense: A

For you clean-readers: this book does not have mature content.

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If you like Mrs. Mike, you’ll love this one

Sure would love to listen to
Many more just like this one!!!
I loved it!

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Good story but bad audiobook editing

This book was good but there were way too many distracting gaps between sentences and, in the beginning, I also had to change the play speed. I kept listening though because my mom said she greatly enjoyed this book as a kid. It was worth sticking it out. It's a touching true story of a young woman who goes to the middle of nowhere Alaska to be a teacher. She endures near constant harsh conditions from either the weather or from several of her neighbors who don't like how she treats "half-breed" Indian children the same as their "superior" white children. I recommend trying to tolerate the bad audio for the sake of a good story. The further I got into the book, the less I noticed editing problems. I'm not sure if that's because I got used to it or if the editing got better later on. I recommend this book (also because Audible is so great about refunding books if you find you didn't like it enough to justify the cost of a credit).

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Next best thing to visiting Alaska in person!

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Enjoyed listening to the audio version while I was painting! Really made the time fly by!

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The narrator did an excellent job portraying all of the different characters. Especially the young children of various ethnicities.

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Childhood story

Glad this finally came to audible. It is a childhood favorite of mine and it still is to this day

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One of my all time favorite books.

I've read this story three times now, and each time is like the first. Not the best narrator reading it, but worth the read for sure.

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One of my all-time favorite books.

I read this wonderful, delightfully humorous love story on the recommendation of a friend. Later, I found out that my uncle and his family knew Anne when they lived in Eagle, Alaska. My first cousin told me, "I remember Anne. She used to diaper me when I was little." Anne also went down to southern California, near the Mexican border, in the winter and stayed with my uncle's family when they had moved to California from Alaska. It made me feel a special connection, even though I never knew her. I tried to meet her in Chicken about 30 years ago, but she had just died the previous year.

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wonderful story

this was my favorite book when I was a kid. The story is still wonderful but the reader was not good at all. I swear I could hear her take gulps of water when she did the long pauses. other than the pauses it was a great book.

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Good story weird editing

This was a interesting story. There were strange pauses in the audio that made me think my player had quit working.

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