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No running water, no indoor plumbing though a heat lamp in the outhouse makes winter far more bearable than with just a normal lightand wireless Internet to check on e-mail and figure out any responsibilities for the day. If it's summer, then it will be light because it always is. Assuming I slept well instead of reading a book outside until 3 a.
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This was the book I read right before heading to Alaska for the first time for graduate school. A bit thick for some, but a really great fictional top to bottom account going over the history of The Last Frontier, and if you are someone who really likes to get the in depth backstory behind a place and that enhances your experience, you won't find better.
Combining this one with "Ordinary Wolves" really is the best punch for literary Alaska writing I can think of. There are several moments that stick out.
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