If You Lived Here, I'd Know Your Name

News from Small-Town Alaska
by Heather Lende

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“Part Annie Dillard, part Anne Lamott, essayist and NPR commentator Heather Lende introduces readers to life in the town of Haines, Alaska . . . subtly reminding readers to embrace each day, each opportunity, each life that touches our own and to note the beauty of it all.”The...
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Published By Algonquin Books

Format Paperback

Category

Number Of Pages 304

Publication Date 03/29/2006

ISBN 9781565125247

Dimensions 5.3 inches x 8 inches


“Delightful. . . . The writing is simple yet graceful. . . . A pleasure to read.”
USA Today

“Lende offers touching stories about neighbors with whom she shares wedding celebrations, potluck dinners, tears for missing fishermen—all the joys and sorrows of family life in a remote town.”
People

“[A] beautiful, funny, compassionate story. . . . When, now and again, you reading is interrupted by tears, they will be the sweet sort.”
Michael Perry, author of Montaigne in Barn Boots

“Part Annie Dillard, part Anne Lamott, essayist and NPR commentator Heather Lende introduces readers to life in the town of Haines, Alaska . . . subtly reminding readers to embrace each day, each opportunity, each life that touches our own and to note the beauty of it all.”
The Los Angeles Times

“Dense and powerful. . . . Tiny jewels that, gathered together, create a stunning effect of pure, dazzling light.”
The Grand Rapids Press

“This is something tender and brave—using death as an introduction to lives and loves and fabric of community in a northern town. Heather Lende provides powerful witness.”
Seth Kantner, author of Ordinary Wolves
 

“Lende offers touching stories about neighbors with whom she shares wedding celebrations, potluck dinners, tears for missing fishermen—all the joys and sorrows of family life in a remote town.”