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Heather Lende

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Heather lives in Haines, Alaska. She writes obituaries for the Chilkat Valley News and has a new column in Woman's Day. She is the author of the bestselling Alaskan memoir, "If You Lived Here, I'd Know Your Name" (Algonquin, 2005.) Her new book, "Take Good Care of the Garden and the Dogs" (Algonquin) was released in May 2010 and will come out in paperback April 2011. (The title is her mother's last words.)


My husband Chip and I cycled out to the Chilkat Bald Eagle Preserve parking lot, and on the way back my rear wheel popped a spoke. It just went "ping" and I wobbled to a stop. Chip, being ever chivalrous (and just like me) saw no reason to cut short his ride, so he suggested I hitchhike the 17 miles home. (Walking in my cleated bike shoes is slow going.) So I waved goodbye and waited. There was...

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If You Lived Here, I'd Know...
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“I wonder if to be human is to know that we can't ever banish pain and ugliness from the world, only learn from it and create something beautiful and good out of it ...”
Heather Lende, Take Good Care of the Garden and the Dogs: Family, Friendships, and Faith in Small-Town Alaska

“But like most actions that rely on faith, it still took plenty of our own muscle and ingenuity.”
Heather Lende, Take Good Care of the Garden and the Dogs: Family, Friendships, and Faith in Small-Town Alaska

“Everyone needs to be needed, wants to be wanted, and loves to be loved.”
Heather Lende, Take Good Care of the Garden and the Dogs: Family, Friendships, and Faith in Small-Town Alaska




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