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If You Lived Here I'd Know Your Name News from Small Town AlaskaTiny Haines Alaska is ninety miles north of Juneau accessible mainly by water or air and only when the weather is good There's no traffic light and no mail delivery; people can vanish without a trace and funerals are a community affair Heather Lende posts both the obituaries and the social column for her local newspaper If anyone knows the going on in this close knit town from births to weddings to funerals she does Whether contemplating the mysterious death of eccentric S I really enjoyed this book It was a nice relaxing read for me I enjoyed Lende's writing style It was very soothing and like talking to an old friend I haven't seen in a while catching me up on what's happened since I saw her last Yes it is full of death but not in a morbid way and no it wasn't very exciting because most of the time life isn't Instead it was down to earth and genuine Well done Lende Well done

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Peedy Joe who wore nothing but a red union suit and a hat he never took off not even for a haircut; researching the details of a one legged lady gold miner's adventurous life; worrying about her son's first goat hunting expedition; observing the awe inspiring Chilkat Bald Eagle Festival; or ice skating in the shadow of glacier studded mountains Lende's warmhearted style brings us inside her small town life We meet her husband Chip who owns the local lumber yard; their five I'm surprised at the high star ratings for this bookThere's nothing really wrong with it but I found it to be a complete bore The author writes the obituaries for the local paper so many of her chapters revolve around the death of townsfolk Where this could be a great opportunity to learn meaningful stories to me the chapters all fall flat and seemed like Person X lived in a small town was happy without a lot of money loved the land over and over and overThere are some ruminations about faith and spirituality which felt disjointed Surprising since you'd think that type of exploration would work with the overall theme of deathI also found the author never really told us enough about herself or her family Even the chapter about adopting her daughter seemed cold and remote to me The interspersed snippets from the local paper were annoying too I guess the details of the local church BB were supposed to seem charming but without context of the town they just seemed hokey and made upDo not recommend this one

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kindle ´ If You Lived Here I'd Know Your Name News from Small Town Alaska Ø Paperback Û moneyexpresscard ↠ Tiny Haines Alaska is ninety miles north of Juneau accessible mainly by water or air—and only when the weather is good There's no traffic light anChildren; and a colorful assortment of uirky friends and neighbors including aging hippies salty fishermen native Tlingit Indians and volunteer undertakers as well as the moose eagles sea lions and bears with whom they share this wild and perilous land Like Bailey White's tales of Southern life or Garrison Keillor's reports from the Midwest NPR commentator Heather Lende's take on her offbeat Alaskan hometown celebrates life in a dangerous and breathtakingly beautiful plac I wanted to like this book As I read it though the word that overwhelmed everything else was smug We're better than everyone else because we live far far away from medical care We're better than everyone else because we all take care of each otherFine except that the actual stories she tells belie the smug attitudefor please visit my blog Wine and Proses