My One Square Inch of Alaska

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My One Square Inch of Alaska

A compelling, entertaining read My One Square Inch of Alaska is a story defining what it means to have hope, experience love and endure loss. This is an inspirational read that is suitable for all age groups. Ms. Short will take readers on a journey into the Alaskan Wilderness while teaching her readers what it means to survive life's greatest obstacles with an open heart.

In the 1950's Donna Lane is a talented high school senior who yearns to leave her Midwestern home in pursuit of a career in design. She is obligated to stay and care for her ailing father and her little brother Will, along with Will's most beloved companion a deaf Husky named Trusty. When Will becomes deathly ill Donna surrenders her own dreams and packs up herself, Will and Trusty and takes them to Alaska. The hope is that Alaska will inspired new dreams and give Will the opportunity to live like he has never lived before.

Overall I enjoyed this inspirational novel. It’s a bit different then what most companies are currently publishing and a perfect read for a rainy or snowy day! My own downfall with this book was that Trusty, the canine character of the book could have been featured more thoroughly throughout the actual novel. The time period of the novel was perfect and I think only made this book a greater read. I'm looking forward to reading more titles by Ms. Short in the future.


Book Blurb for My One Square Inch of Alaska

A pair of siblings escapes—along with a Siberian Husky—the strictures of their 1950s industrial Ohio town on the adventure of a lifetime.

Talented high-school senior Donna Lane yearns to leave her Midwestern home in pursuit of a career in design, but she feels obligated to stay and care for her helpless father and her younger brother, Will. In fragile health and obsessed with the television show Sergeant Striker and the Alaskan Wild, Will’s dearest companion is a mute Siberian Husky named Trusty. The arrival of two outsiders inspires Donna to consider her dreams anew. Then Will falls sick, and Donna packs up their yellow convertible—with Will, Trusty, and a road atlas—and sets off for the Alaskan Territory. A portrait of a singular American moment, My One Square Inch of Alaska is a moving tale of exploration and love—human and canine—that dares to believe the impossible.


Night Owl Reviews Jul, 2013 4.00