Colleen Mondor of Chasing Ray has an article, On The Other Side of the Mountains, in the Anchorage Press.
At Chasing Ray, Mondor says: "This particular chapter of the book, "The Other Side of the Mountains", (slightly altered for length and so it could standalone), is about a real historic event when two of AK's most famous bush pilots were feared lost while en route to Barrow in 1928. I wrote about similarities between that flight and modern times and how insignificant maps can be when you don't know where you are."
I got chills reading it; it's from her manuscript, The Map of My Dead Pilots. An awesome title, and as this excerpt shows, the writing matches the title for awesomeness.
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Monday, May 17, 2010
The Other Side of the Mountain
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I happened to see this in my sidebar where I have kitlit posts listed. Thanks for linking to Mondor's article. It was chilling, you're right. The book sounds fascinating.
I lived in Alaska for over twenty years and my brother-in-law died in a plane that flew into a mountain in the fog. Nine people from one small village died in that crash. It's a wild way to live and die.
Oh - thanks for the kind words, Liz! I really appreciate it. (And it's always nice to meet a fellow Alaskan, Sally - former or otherwise!)
It's so good. I am now tapping my foot impatiently for some publisher to recognise how many people will love the whole book.
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