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Still Points North

Still Points NorthIn Still Points North, Newman spent her childhood shuttling between rural Alaska, where she butchered caribou with her father, and...Still Points NorthMemoirIn Still Points North, Newman spent her childhood shuttling between rural Alaska, where she butchered caribou with her father, and...2013-03-19The Dial Press
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Still Points North

Genre: Memoir; Author: Leigh Newman; Status: In Season; Publisher: The Dial Press

In Still Points North, Newman spent her childhood shuttling between rural Alaska, where she butchered caribou with her father, and Baltimore, where she attended prep school under the none-too-watchful eye of her eccentric mother. As an itinerant adult, she ended up jet-setting from New York to St. Petersburg to Tuscany, struggling to find a permanent identity and home. Newman, now deputy editor of Oprah.com, poignantly melds her far-flung experiences, but she’s at her best bringing to life the chapters on her near-feral Alaskan upbringing. You can practically smell the freshly killed game. B+

Originally posted March 19 2013 — 12:00 AM EDT

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