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Becoming frozen : memoir of a first year in Alaska / by Jill Homer.

Homer, Jill. (Author).

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  • 1 of 1 copy available at Homer Library.

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Homer Public Library AK B HOMER 000161222 Alaskana -- Biography Place on copy / volume Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780692496329
  • ISBN: 0692496327
  • Physical Description: 212 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
  • Publisher: Los Altos, California : Arctic Glass Press, ©2015.

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Jill Homer was just another naive young woman who followed a man to the Last Frontier - but it was Alaska that won her heart. This memoir is a love story about the wonderful, humorous, and sometimes harrowing experiences that await when a woman throws her heart to the wind just to see where it lands. After taking a job at a weekly newspaper in Homer, Alaska, Jill and her partner forge a new life in a town where artists and sport fishermen drive the local economy, grizzly bears roam through back yards, social outings feature death-defying ski trips or kayaking rough seas in freezing rain, and business attire means wearing three sweaters to an unheated office. As Jill adapts to Homer's idiosyncrasies, she finds her own quirky hobby - riding a bike on snow. Despite having little in the way of an athletic background or talent, Jill signs up for a hundred-mile race across frozen wilderness. As the harsh Alaskan winter sets in, she launches a tenacious training routine that takes her far out of her comfort zone. Here, under the Northern Lights, battling exhaustion and extreme cold, Jill discovers the heart of Alaska. And there's no going back.
Subject: Homer, Jill > Travel > Alaska.
Homer, Jill > Memoirs.
Bicycle touring > Alaska.
Alaska > Description and travel.
Bicycle touring.
Genre: Autobiographies.