The City Beneath the Snow: Stories
The final collection of stories by award-winning writer Marjorie Kowalski Cole, The City Beneath the Snow is a portrait of contemporary Alaskans, their interactions, and their foibles. These stories reveal the moral decisions that lurk at unexpected corners in daily life as the characters confront a world at once magical and ordinary, joy-filled and tragic. Together, they...more
Hardcover, 230 pages
Published February 15th 2012 by University of Alaska Press
(first published January 1st 2012)
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This is a book of short stories written with Alaska as the backdrop or common thread. The writing is as stunning as any Alaskan documentary and as surprising as turning a corner in town and coming face to knee with a moose. Her prose is so well crafted, her ability to open up the hearts and lives of her characters in a few choice words is nothing short of breath-taking. As I came to end of this book I discovered that it was in fact published as a loving tribute to her by her husband after her de...more