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If You Lived Here, I'd Know Your Name : News from Small-Town Alaska
If You Lived Here I'd Know Your Name News from SmallTown Alaska
Author: Heather Lende
Tiny Haines, Alaska, ninety miles north of Juneau, is 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 community affairs. As both obituary writer and social columnist for the local newspaper, Heather Lende knows bett...  more »
ISBN-13: 9781565125247
ISBN-10: 156512524X
Publication Date: 3/29/2006
Pages: 296
Rating:
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.
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3.8 stars, based on 80 ratings
Publisher: Algonquin Books
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover
Members Wishing: 1
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girlinthemoon avatar reviewed If You Lived Here, I'd Know Your Name : News from Small-Town Alaska on + 17 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 12
I felt disappointed that the author kept coming back to her active Christianity... granted, it's a big part of her life and her place in her town, but it wasn't what I was expecting. I wanted to like this book much more than I did. The descriptions about Alaskan rural life were interesting, and her family was likable, but I didn't feel a connection.
reviewed If You Lived Here, I'd Know Your Name : News from Small-Town Alaska on + 11 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 7
A comfortable, homey set of stories about Heather Lende's life in small-town Alaska. Lovely vignettes about lovely people. It will put a smile on your face (and maybe a tear in your eye).
reviewed If You Lived Here, I'd Know Your Name : News from Small-Town Alaska on + 16 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 6
My husband and I brought this book along on our Alaskan cruise this past fall in order to get a sense for small-town life in the state. The author's accounts of her family's life within the community is eye-opening and richly detailed. Fascinating reading!
reviewed If You Lived Here, I'd Know Your Name : News from Small-Town Alaska on + 80 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 5
What a fun and interesting read! You wouldn't think that would be the case as the author writes the obituary column for her local paper, but she tells about the people and locale in such lovely way it's had to put the book down. This one will be passed around my family for a while!
Sue-in-AZ avatar reviewed If You Lived Here, I'd Know Your Name : News from Small-Town Alaska on + 108 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 4
Well written true stories with a personal twist to each one. A great inside peek into life in small town Alaska.

Since the author wrote obituaries for the local paper, she knew everyone in town. She tells their stories with plenty of generosity and a great deal of love. The big down-side: someone passes away in almost every story. Bring your kleenex - definitely an enjoyable and heartwarming read.
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reviewed If You Lived Here, I'd Know Your Name : News from Small-Town Alaska on + 317 more book reviews
A fun read. You feel like you are sitting at the kitchen table with the author as she describes happenings in her family and small town Alaska.


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