For around $5 for the Kindle version, this is a good value (I actually picked it up when it was offered for free).
This is truly a well written, engaging and honest book.
The heart of the story is about the authors time spent in Alaska with a focus on her home in Homer, Alaska. It is a personal account as Jill certainly gives a lot of details about her boyfriend whom she moved to Alaska for/with, Geoff. While it does not provide a great deal of insight into life in Alaska, I found it to be a truly enjoyable and relaxing read.
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Here are just a few quotes that I found memorable or may help give you some idea as to the writing style:
“A ring of snowcapped mountains wrapped around the horizon like a fortress, encapsulating this place as the final bastion of civilization.”
“Here, in the Alaska wilderness, with no one to rely on but myself, I learned the value of embracing the experience – the exhilaration, loneliness, fatigue, pain, terror, and triumph. The stakes were real, the the accomplishment was satisfying.”
“How could I ever reconcile the desires that made me feel alive, with the tasks that helped stay alive?”