REVIEW µ Under Nushagak Bluff

REVIEW Under Nushagak Bluff

REVIEW µ Under Nushagak Bluff è In 1939 everything changes for Anne Girl when outsider John Nelson grounds his sailboat on the shores into Anne Girl's skiff and into her life during a rare storm in the Alaskan fishing village of Nushagak When Anne Girl and her mother Marulia find their skiff flattened by John's boat Anne Girl decides she both hates anIng village of Nushagak When Anne Girl and her mother Marulia find their skiff flattened by John's boat Anne Girl decides she both hates and wants him Thus begins a generational saga. The authors use of words to create an honest and lyrical story about life in an Alaska fishing village through generations of women is stunning Mia Heavener constantly amazes me throughout every inch of this story with her ability to tell it like it is and to bring me into this world with her imagery I can taste the salt water in the air and can feel the fish slime on my forehead as she brings her talent and skill to the published book world for the first time Her writing is simply beautiful and poetic

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In 1939 everything changes for Anne Girl when outsider John Nelson grounds his sailboat on the shores into Anne Girl's skiff and into her life during a rare storm in the Alaskan fish. I purchased this book directly from Red Hen Press while at the Miami Book Fair I wasn't sure if I would enjoy this novel but I was immediately drawn in by the author's rich description of both the characters and the environment This story traces the personal and emotional history of three really two generations of women growing up in a small fishing community in Alaska starting from just before WW to the decades following The narrative is driven by the push and pull of the seasons mirrored by the ups and downs of the female main characters It's not packed with action but there's something that kept me turning the pages to find out how the lives of these women strong difficult but ultimately sympathetic were going to evolve The author writes beautifully weaving the idea of the importance of stories and storytelling throughout the book I highly recommend this novel to anyone interested in a story driven by compelling characters andor someone who enjoys reading about the diverse history of Alaska

Mia C. Heavener ì 1 REVIEW

Under Nushagak BluffOf strong stubborn Yup'ik women living in a village that has been divided between the new and the old the bluff side and the missionary side the cannery side and the subsistence sid. I enjoyed this story I am not native Alaskan nor have I visited much of rural Alaska However I have friends who grew up in the Bristol Bay Area and this story brought to mind stories of their childhoods I appreciate nature and loved the descriptions of the tides the grasses fish birds and other life in the settingI appreciated the idea of Ellen’s mother coming back as a gull rather than the raven she hoped to be it made me wonder what I will come back as