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Old 10-22-2013, 09:27 PM
 
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I attended a local literary night where an author named Tom Hunt talked about his life in Alaska and his inspirations for his book, "Bad Water." It's a collection of short stories. He's lived outside of Ketchikan for over forty years, has taught school, gone commercial fishing, worked construction -- the typical SE life.

I don't often recommend or endorse books, but this one really captures the unique spirit of southern Southeast Alaska. It can be found on Amazon, Kindle, and the other other usual places. Again, the author's name is Tom Hunt, and his book is called "Bad Water."

Bad Water and Other Stories of the Alaskan Panhandle: Tom Hunt: 9781625161093: Amazon.com: Books
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Old 10-23-2013, 11:16 AM
 
Location: Naptowne, Alaska
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Nice!
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Old 10-24-2013, 03:31 AM
 
Location: Interior alaska
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Hope he does well with it! Looks interesting!
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Old 11-14-2013, 07:18 AM
 
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I'm about half way through, it's a good book. Thanks for sharing this, Met!
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Old 11-15-2013, 06:42 PM
 
Location: Alaska- On the Bering Sea
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Thanks for the book recommendation, Metlakatla. +1 rep.
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Old 11-16-2013, 12:00 AM
 
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Y/W. Didn't mean to type in all caps, though.

Southeast is underrepresented in Alaskan literature, so it's always good to find something that portrays it well. There were quite a few times when I was reading this book that a little light clicked on and I knew that only another person familiar with SE would "get."
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Old 11-16-2013, 10:28 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles County, CA
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Thank you for letting us know about this book Metlakatla.

Harrier will definitely be reading Bad Water.
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Old 11-18-2013, 02:57 AM
 
Location: United Arab Emirates, Dubai
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I heared bout this book many times, but still not read. I'll read very soon. But i like to update you with one new ledership book is :THE UNKNOWN LEADER". written by Sheikh Hussein A. is really nice book. Available on Amazon.Thanks for posting.
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Old 11-18-2013, 11:24 AM
 
Location: Calgary, Canada
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just got this book on my Kobo! will be reading soon
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