books

The Baby Raven Reads-published book Shanyaak’utlaax̱ – Salmon Boy will represent Alaska at the 2021 National Book Festival, held by the Library of Congress. (Courtesy art / Sealaska Heritage Institute)

Baby Raven Reads book is Alaska’s selection for National Book Festival

It’s the first time a book from the early literacy program has been selected.

 

Local author Lindy Miller Ryan’s new book “Aloha With Love,” has been turned into a movie that will be released next year. She’s planning on writing a Christmas romance based in Juneau. (Courtesy photo/Meryl Moss Media Group)

Local author pens love story

Rainy days inspire tale set in Hawaii

 

The Downtown Juneau Library, April 7, 2020. (Michael S. Lockett | Juneau Empire)

Juneau board has no plans to follow Mat-Su’s lead on banned books

Stricken authors include Maya Angelou and F. Scott Fitzgerald.

The Downtown Juneau Library, April 7, 2020. (Michael S. Lockett | Juneau Empire)
FDR’s New Deal helped preserve Alaska Native art, like these three totem poles in Juneau

FDR’s New Deal helped preserve Alaska Native art, like these three totem poles in Juneau

Rural Tennessee has electricity for the same reason Southeast Alaska has totem parks — the New Deal.

FDR’s New Deal helped preserve Alaska Native art, like these three totem poles in Juneau
Anjuli Grantham shows off historic salmon canneries tin from a collection from the Karen Hofstad at the Alaska State Library’s Research Center for First Friday on Friday, June 7, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
Anjuli Grantham shows off historic salmon canneries tin from a collection from the Karen Hofstad at the Alaska State Library’s Research Center for First Friday on Friday, June 7, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
‘The salmon way’: Book explores connection between Alaskans and the resilient fish
‘The salmon way’: Book explores connection between Alaskans and the resilient fish
End of a chapter: Hayes talks about her time as Alaska State Writer Laureate and what comes next
End of a chapter: Hayes talks about her time as Alaska State Writer Laureate and what comes next
Author Annie Boochever, formerly of Juneau and now of Bellingham, Washington, smiles at Centennial Hall, Saturday March 2, 2019. (Ben Hohenstatt | Capital City Weekly)
Author Annie Boochever, formerly of Juneau and now of Bellingham, Washington, smiles at Centennial Hall, Saturday March 2, 2019. (Ben Hohenstatt | Capital City Weekly)
What we’re listening to, watching and reading this month
What we’re listening to, watching and reading this month
Juneau Empire and Capital City Weekly staff picks for this year

Juneau Empire and Capital City Weekly staff picks for this year

Here’s what we read, watched and listened to in 2018.

Juneau Empire and Capital City Weekly staff picks for this year
Juneau artists pick their 2018 favorites
Juneau artists pick their 2018 favorites
Revved up for Raven Reads
Revved up for Raven Reads
(Clem Onojeghuo | Unsplash)

Staff Picks for November

This is Staff Picks, a monthly round-up of what staff at The Capital City Weekly and Juneau Empire are reading, watching and listening to. Every… Continue reading

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Dale Pihlman authored a book, “Alaska’s Inside Passage,” that’s part almanac and part memoir. (Courtesy Photo | Pihlman family)

Ketchikan man’s book details flaura, fauna and history of Alaska’s Inside Passage

Dale Pihlman’s first attempt at writing “Alaska’s Inside Passage” didn’t go well. The Ketchikan retiree just spent the better part of two years putting together… Continue reading

Dale Pihlman authored a book, “Alaska’s Inside Passage,” that’s part almanac and part memoir. (Courtesy Photo | Pihlman family)
Author John Straley prepares to sign a book for author Heather Lende after the Alaska Literary Festival at the Father Andrew P. Kashevaroff building. They were both speakers at the event. (Ben Hohenstatt | Capital City Weekly)

Alaska Day Literary Festival features local authors

They had many differences, but all of the authors gathered at the Alaska State Library, Archives and Museum on Thursday had one important thing in… Continue reading

Author John Straley prepares to sign a book for author Heather Lende after the Alaska Literary Festival at the Father Andrew P. Kashevaroff building. They were both speakers at the event. (Ben Hohenstatt | Capital City Weekly)
Brad Stevens searches through the wreckage of the Kad’yak, a Russian ship that sank while hauling ice and came to a rest near Spruce Island. Stevens said he’d like to go back to the site and make diving maps for recreational divers. (Courtesy Photo | Brad Stevens)
Brad Stevens searches through the wreckage of the Kad’yak, a Russian ship that sank while hauling ice and came to a rest near Spruce Island. Stevens said he’d like to go back to the site and make diving maps for recreational divers. (Courtesy Photo | Brad Stevens)
Former Alaska governor Bill Sheffield talks life, time in office and new book

Former Alaska governor Bill Sheffield talks life, time in office and new book

Alaska’s fifth governor has his first memoir. Former Gov. Bill Sheffield, 90, has a new book, “Bill Sheffield: A Memoir, From the Great Depression to… Continue reading

Former Alaska governor Bill Sheffield talks life, time in office and new book
Young readers review their summer reads

Young readers review their summer reads

Winning reviews for the final week of 2018.

Young readers review their summer reads
‘Go simple, go solo, go now’: Alaska paddling legend’s memoir out in paperback

‘Go simple, go solo, go now’: Alaska paddling legend’s memoir out in paperback

Like her unorthodox inflatable kayak, Audrey Sutherland preferred the wild. “The hazards for an inflatable canoe are greater in occupied places,” she writes in her… Continue reading

‘Go simple, go solo, go now’: Alaska paddling legend’s memoir out in paperback