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"As I watched them drive away, I feared she would not make it through another winter. I never forgot her.” ~ Jesse
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In 1976 Yukon Territory, two very different women join forces. Jesse–a lone female scientist at an arctic outpost, single and pregnant–now on the run. Kara– an earth mother song writer–heading to the remote northern wilderness for the Alaskan wi
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Paperback, 403 pages
Published August 22nd 2020 by Inword Publishers
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Alice Maldonado
Mar 30, 2021 rated it it was amazing
"Bear Woman Rising" is an unforgettable story of friendship between two very different women in a world of men. This beautiful debut novel by Dorothy Staley takes place in the amazing landscape of Alaska. I like the way the Inupiat are included in the story and the way nature is also described. From bears and arctic foxes to wolves and lemmings, it made me feel like I was witnessing another world. I also loved the way Dorothy develops the story of the friendship between Jesse and Kara, and how d ...more
Sheila Gallagher
Jan 07, 2021 rated it it was amazing
This was an amazing book detailing the strength of women, their relationships to each other and themselves and the broader "mother nature"/Earth strength. Primarily set in Alaska and the Alcan highway in the mid 70s; this book examines women's limitations (from themselves, from society and from their families) and their ability to move beyond any limitations and find their greater purpose. Truly a powerful examination of women's roles and being set in the mid 70s gives voice to the rising women' ...more
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