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Book:  Coming into the Country

Author:  John McPhee

What:  Grab a glass of wine, a mug of beer or a drink of choice and join the question and answer discussion.

Book Description:  The reviews tell of an unforgettable account of Alaska and Alaskans. Woven into the story is a rich tapestry of vivid characters, observed landscapes, and descriptive narrative, in three principal segments that deal, respectively, with a total wilderness, with urban Alaska, and with life in the remoteness of the bush.

Author John McPhee began his writing career in 1965 as a staff writer for The New Yorker. Coming Into the Country was originally published in 1977 and acquaints the reader with the lore and techniques of placer mining, the habits and legends of the barren-ground grizzly, the outlook of a young Athapaskan chief, and tales of the fortitude of settlers―ordinary people compelled by extraordinary dreams. 

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