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Place of the Pretend People: Gifts from a Yup'ik E

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This stunning narrative written by a teacher of the Yup'ik Eskimo village of Tununak "is a memoir worth reading, " reports the "Anchorage Daily News."
Hardcover, 239 pages
Published September 1st 1996 by Alaska Northwest Books
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Apr 07, 2014 Ms.Kalick added it
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I had a hard time reading this because of my own experiences as a teacher. Parts were very interesting, but ultimately I couldn't get into the narrative. I suppose I carry too much teacher baggage with me. I think it would be a good choice for someone interested in education but not totally and utterly enmeshed in it. I am also particularly into imaginative fiction so I suppose that is another bias I carry.
Katrina Dreamer
I absolutely love the mind and prose of Carolyn Kremers. This is the only book she's published so far; too bad, because I would read anything she's written. The book was delicious in its descriptions and I appreciated the immense heart she put into telling the story of the people she encountered in Alaska.
Kremers writes mostly about her wilderness treks and teaching, she respectfully tells about her experience living in a small Yup'ik village.
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