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Welcome to the goddamn ice cube : chasing fear and finding home in the great white north / Blair Braverman.

Braverman, Blair, author. (Author).
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  • 4 of 4 copies available at LARL/NWRL Consortium.

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0 current holds with 4 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Godel Memorial-Warren Library 921 BRA (Text) 35500005905458 Main Available -
Greenbush Public Library 921 BRA (Text) 35500005905466 Main Available -
Hallock Public Library 921 BRA (Text) 35500005905318 Main Available -
Thief River Falls Public Library 921 BRA (Text) 35500005905474 Main Available -

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  • ISBN: 9780062311566
  • ISBN: 0062311565
  • Physical Description: 274 pages ; 24 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York, NY : Ecco, [2016]

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Summary, etc.: "A revelatory memoir of the author's efforts to develop the strength and resilience to survive in the demanding landscapes of Norway and Alaska describes her physically exhausting survival endeavors on a ruthless arctic tundra marked by violent natural and human threats."--NoveList.

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2016 June #1
    Braverman grew up in California, until her father took a sabbatical when she was 10, and she discovered a geography she could not forget. She returned there in high school and, before and after two stints running tourists on dog sleds in Alaska, explored the remote reaches of northern Norway. This is not the place of "minimalist furniture and the Nobel Peace Prize," she asserts, but rather "the Norway of witchcraft, storytelling and incest." In languorous prose, she describes the people who cannot leave these northern places and delves into memories of uncomfortable sexual situations with Norwegians and, at the hands of her Alaskan boyfriend, the bewilderment of acquiescing to repeated date rape. Is this a memoir of the north or of being a woman who had both good and bad experiences in Arctic places? Readers will likely find that "ice cubes" are not the point, but rather the risky choices made while growing up and the struggles faced along the way. Copyright 2014 Booklist Reviews.

Subject: Braverman, Blair > Travel.
Norway > Description and travel.
Alaska > Description and travel.
Mushers > Alaska > Biography.
Cold regions > Biography.
Genre: Autobiographies.

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