Still Points North In Still Points North , Newman spent her childhood shuttling between rural Alaska, where she butchered caribou with her father, and Baltimore, where she attended… Still Points North In Still Points North , Newman spent her childhood shuttling between rural Alaska, where she butchered caribou with her father, and Baltimore, where she attended… 2013-03-19 Memoir The Dial Press
Book Review

Still Points North (2013)

EW's GRADE
B+

Details Release Date: Mar 19, 2013; Writer: Leigh Newman; Genre: Memoir; 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 Mar 06, 2013 Published in issue #1249 Mar 08, 2013 Order article reprints