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Epic Solitude: A Story of Survival and a Quest for Meaning in the Far North

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All her life, Katherine Keith has hungered for remote, wild places that fill her soul with freedom and peace. Her travels take her across America, but it is in the vast and rugged landscape of Alaska that she finds her true home. Alaska is known as a place where people disappear--at least a couple thousand go missing each year. But the same vast and rugged landscape that c ...more
Expected publication: February 4th 2020 by Blackstone Publishing
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Nov 03, 2019 rated it it was amazing
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I could not put this one down! This is such a heartbreaking but powerful story. I expected a more practical description of a few dog sled races, but got an amazing powerful memoir of a very interesting person where tragic things happened to. The author has really seen rough times, but is a fighter and I often wondered how can one be so strong? Really inspirational. This is a book that made me think, and I love it when a story does that. Would I do those things? Or how would I react? Why does the ...more
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Fran Cormack
Sep 14, 2019 rated it really liked it
Thank you to NetGalley and Blackstone Publishing for an early copy of this book.

How does someone survive such loss and still lead an inspiring and positive life? Katherine Keith suffered immeasurable loss and yet her strength to carry on and help others shines through in this memoir of a life less ordinary.
Amanda Yates
Sep 12, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Holy wow!! Y’all need to read this book!! What a story and a life. Just a very cool journey through a life most of us will never experience.
Angela Groom
Oct 31, 2019 rated it liked it
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A brave lady who struggles through life to achieve her dreams.
The book tells the story and life of Katherine a brave soul who dreams of a life most of us couldn’t even contemplate in Alaska.

Her travels take her across America, and finally to Alaska where people disappear and thousands go missing every year. Brutal living conditions are not for the weak hearted and team Katherine just wants the life that Alaska offers - chopping wood, hauling water to just survive.

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Brian Miller
Oct 15, 2019 rated it it was amazing
A really good book about someone destined to live life on her terms and the struggle to achieve her dreams against many, many obstacles. The books tells the life of Katherine who although born in Minnesota, dreams of a life living on her own in Alaska. Her struggles with mental health made me sympathize with her and further things I do not want to spoil for the reader really made my heart go out for her. Against long odds, she was able to raise her daughter to be successful and happy. The second ...more
Oct 01, 2019 rated it it was ok
Thank you NetGalley for the advanced copy of Epic Solitude.

I struggled to get through this book. The story was present and had a lot of potential, however it took me 2/3 of the way through the book to feel any depth or emotion in the writing. I felt there were a bit too many metaphors early on and the writing jumped around too much.

I give credit to the author for her determination and strength to go through all her trials and tribulations.
Katherine Keith
Oct 27, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)
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KATHERINE KEITH is a wilderness athlete, experience junkie, spiritual questor, long-distance dog musher, and mother to a sixteen-year-old daughter and thirty-five dogs, living above the Arctic Circle in Kotzebue, Alaska. Professionally, and as a jack-of-all-trades survivalist, she is a small business owner, rural Alaska project director, energy engineer, commercial fisherman, and wellness advocate. She ...more