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A Tender Distance: Adventures Raising My Sons in Alaska

A Tender Distance: Adventures Raising My Sons in Alaska

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Written with wit, wisdom, and a grateful heart, A Tender Distance presents fifteen finely-crafted vignettes that explore the perils and joys of raising two fearless boys from toddlerhood to young men. Mothers everywhere will relate to the hard, familiar choice between holding close and letting go.

Presents parenting on a 'high-voltage tightrope' between adventure and safety in rugged conditions.
--Foreword Footnotes

A Tender Distance is written with a calm, deep grace. It is a poem of a book, infused with courage, sadness, and beauty.
--Richard Goodman, author of French Dirt, The Story of a Garden in the South of France and Soul of Creative Writing.

This is a mother's story about raising her two boys in Alaska were wilderness is just out the back door of their home. Written with wit, wisdom, and a grateful heart, A Tender Distance presents fifteen finely-crafted vignettes that explore the perils and joys of raising two fearless boys from toddlerhood to young men. Mothers everywhere will relate to the hard, familiar choice between holding close and letting go.

Author: Kaylene Johnson
Publisher: Alaska Northwest Books
Published: 09/20/2009
Pages: 208
Binding Type: Paperback
Weight: 0.65lbs
Size: 5.50h x 8.40w x 0.70d
ISBN: 9780882407722

About the Author

Kaylene Johnson is author of six books about Alaska and the people who live there. She is also a longtime Alaskan. Her books include the New York Times Bestseller, "Sarah: How a Hockey Mom Turned Alaska's Political Establishment Upside Down; Canyons and Ice: The Wilderness Travels of Dick Griffith; Portrait of the Alaska Railroad; Trails Across Time History of an Alaskan Mountain Corridor "and her memoir "A Tender Distance: Adventures Raising My Sons in Alaska. "Her award-winning articles and essays have appeared in" Alaska "Magazine," " the "Louisville Review, The Los Angeles Times, Spirit, " and other publications. She holds a BA from Vermont College, and an MFA in Writing from Spalding University in Louisville, Kentucky.
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