Shutesbury writer Janice N. Rowan will transport you a century back in time, to the Alaska Territory and an arctic goldmine won in a poker game. You will be drawn into months of below freezing temperatures that don’t let up during her grandfather’s search first for his brother and later for himself in this unforgiving terrain. You will also hear from other women in her family, including her grandmother’s surprising voice, from the grave, correcting the truth.
This is an incredible memoir about an incredible journey in an incredible circumstance. Written with rich narrative strokes, this is after all a story about family and transformation, relayed by a top-notch story-teller who unexpectedly discovers that her grandfather’s journey is also her own.