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Book ê Winds of Skilak 404 pages Download Þ Moneyexpresscard å WINNER of the 2014 Next Generation Indie Book Award memoir other categoryAWARD WINNING FINALIST in the AutobiographyMemoir category of the 2014 USA Best Book AwardsLeaving behind friends family and life as they know it Sam and Bonnie Ward embark oA remote island on ill tempered Skilak Lake As Sam and Bonnie adapt to a life without running water electricity and telephones the unforgiving desolate environment tests their courage early on Facing sub freezing temperatures unfriendly bears and cabin fever the Wards find strength in new friends each other and the awe inspiring beauty of “the last frontier” Just when they finally settle in a fre OK so I probably got off on the wrong foot with this one On the very first page where the author's husband springs it on her that he's put the house on the market without asking her first and decided that they're both going to uit their jobs and move to Alaska and she's OK with this I should have noped out of there I mean I guess they had talked about it a year before and stuff but no Whatever your marriage dynamics are you DON'T spring this crap on your spouseThis is really a book by someone who has a fascinating story to tell but actually isn't all that great a writer The OTT conservative Christian submissiveness towards her husband which sees her simpering in adoration towards him while he talks to her like she's a child also grates But really it's the fact that she's just not that great at putting an engaging paragraph together Also her husband frankly seems like an overly macho idiot Multiple Alaskans say don't try to live on Caribou Island all year round because it's a miserable place outside of summer and you'll probably die crossing the lake because of an unexpected storm or falling through the ice ? My great swinging gonads say I'll be fine Yeah

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WINNER of the 2014 Next Generation Indie Book Award memoir other categoryAWARD WINNING FINALIST in the AutobiographyMemoir category of the 2014 USA Best Book AwardsLeaving behind friends family and life as they know it Sam and Bonnie Ward embark on a journey into the Alaskan wilderness that will change them foreverWinds of Skilak traces a young couple’s adventurous move from the suburbs of Ohio to Bonnie Ward knew nothing of living in the bush She accompanied her husband to an island in Skilak Lake Alaska as an act of keeping faith with his dream The book describes building a cabin and their life in it for the first two years She collected berries for canning than once coming face to face with a grizzly fished for salmon helped run trap lines and slowly became a wilderness woman Everything you would expect What you don't expect and what you find in this book are charming humility and honesty Her writing is straight from the heart making a very enjoyable read

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Winds of SkilakAk accident proves to be the ultimate test of their resolve Will they be able to survive in this isolated wilderness filled with unseen dangers?Author Bonnie Ward chronicles an exciting and thought provoking tale of one couple’s faith in God and dedication to each other through all of Alaska’s curveballs Winds of Skilak is a true tale of absorbing force sure to bring out your own sense of adventu At eighteen I sold all of my belongings and bought a one way ticket to rural Alaska Since then I've fallen in love with this state and its remarkable people and their remarkable stories Bonnie happens to be one of those people But contrary to others who've lived amazing lives she documented hers in beautiful wording and vivid descriptionThe story starts at the beginning Bonnie and her husband Sam leave their midwest home and venture into the unknown of Alaska The story follows Bonnie and her husband Sam's trials and triumphs as they attempt to make a life for themselves in a place so far from their original 'home' Of course for the few of us lucky enough to fall in love with this place Ohio soon seems distant and foriegn although the people left behind are deeply missed Bonnie and Sam uickly make peace with the oddities of Alaska and find uniue contentment in its surroundings If you've ever dreamed of running away from the city life and delving headfirst into a homestead lifestyle then you will absolutely love Bonnie's story because essentially that is the path Bonnie and Sam choseAs the story progresses you find yourself living life beside Bonnie You get to experience it all The building of a rural cabin The gathering hunting and raising of foods The simple events of an everyday wildnerness lifestyle But alas the wildnerness is not always kind And although you get to experience the utter joy entailed in Bonnie's life you are also thrust into the many unfortunate events that Alaska bestows upon her You'll find yourself cringing at the painful injuries Bonnie and Sam face You'll struggle with the emotions tied to rural living and the sadness and heartbreak that the lifestyle sometimes bringsThe place where Bonnie and Sam make home is amidst the infamous Skilak lake The waters tell a story of their own and Bonnie does an exuisite job of bringing their power and peacefulness into her tale As with many Alaskans Bonnie and Sam's lives are largely effected by the waters near them Bonnie's story is no different In her book you can find both her admiration and respect of Skilak I find this to be such an intimate detail that can be found not so subtly plotted throughout the story For individuals in Alaska this one small trait of the book will ring relatable and true Nature is powerful here and Bonnie chooses not to hide Alaska's harshness But she also brings fourth Alaska's light by showing the beauty that can be found amidst Skilak's tough watersI found myself experiencing so many emotions throughout this tale Bonnie's honest humour in many of her upbeat chapters made me feel as though I was chatting with an old friend I found myself smiling and laughing at many of her uniuely Alaskan experiences I continually rooted for Sam and her to have a wonderful life and was always hoping for their success And when misfortune struck I was so deeply involved in the story that it actually often moved me to tearsThis book is a beautiful tribute to Alaska As an Alaskan myself I can truly say this is one of the few brilliant northern based novels out there It captures your imagination and fills your heart with the contentment of the wild I envy Bonnie's life so dearly and will forever treasure her story I was blessed enough to get a copy of her book signed and I will hold this specific copy near and dear to me for years to come It's earned its place on my bookshelf and I will reread it again and again The Winds of Skilak is an inspiration for those with their heart yearning for this lovely state and a memorium to those who are blessed enough to already lived here