Caroline Van Hemert

Biologist and adventurer Caroline Van Hemert’s book, The Sun Is a Compass: A 4,000-Mile Journey Into the Alaskan Wilds (Little Brown Spark), tells the story of her journey with her husband across 4,000 miles of wilderness, from the Pacific rainforest to the Alaskan Arctic. Traveling by rowboat, ski, foot, raft, and canoe, they explored northern landscapes so remote there were no maps or guidebooks to mark them.

"A truly astounding journey, beautifully written. Caroline Van Hemert follows in the tradition of wilderness adventurers John Muir, Margaret Murie, Cheryl Strayed, and Robert Macfarlane, but she is not one to stick to well-trodden trails. Alongside her husband, she faces predatory bears, roaring rivers, and 4,000 miles of the world's most remote, wild country. She also weaves in her doubts, questions, and insights as a woman and bird biologist. An edge-of-your-seat thrilling read, but with a refreshing humility and grace. My favorite book of 2019, and one the best Alaskan books I have ever read."-- Eowyn Ivey.

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ISBN: 9780316414425
Availability: Ships in 2-10 Days
Published: Little, Brown Spark - March 19th, 2019

Monday, September 30, 2019 - 7:00pm
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1521 Tenth Avenue
Seattle, WA 98122
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