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Marcy and Davy James have an idyllic life in the remote island community of Sitka, Alaska, now bitterly divided over a federal highway that would cut across the island's wilderness. Marcy leads the fishing community's fight against the massive road construction. Precocious and with a tendency to find trouble, their son Gavan urges his best friend to skip school and hike in ...more
Hardcover, 328 pages
Published November 1st 2004 by Five Star First Edition Mystery
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Dec 01, 2008 Irene rated it it was amazing
Way ahead of her time on exposing Alaska politics. Must read!
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May 10, 2015 Jeff Dickison rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Good story about a murder of a boy and the politics in building a road to nowhere. The story begins very slowly but then builds to a good ending. A couple of sub-stories are not resolved, but overall, this is very good. Recommended.
Bcoghill Coghill
A fable of Alaska trying to deal with ever so many issues. To me these are important issues, whether discussing ritilan or development in the Tongass. They are just complex.
I hear about pushy schools or social workers but often suspect they are just the bug-a-boo of our times.
The Pristine wilderness has a value to the world. Jobs have value to individuals. This is tricky.
Sports fishing vs. the fishing industry is likewise more complex than the author discusses.
And! the author ignored some of my
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