907 Updates February 23, 2022

KTUU Alaska’s News Source: Players, fans of Chuck White have another place to honor his memory; Moose rescued from beneath the ice in Willow and more ->
KTOO Alaska’s Public Media: Community-centered approaches to child welfare can keep more families together, researchers say; An Alaska legislator for 30 years, friends remember Johnny Ellis as caring and a coalition builder; Western Alaska’s dwindling jackrabbit population is being surveyed for the first time and more ->
Alaska Native News: This Day In Alaska History February 23rd, 1916 and more ->
Fairbanks News Webcenter 11: Department of Fish and Game refunds antlerless moose drawing permits
KINY: Death of former state lawmaker announced by Governor’s Office and more ->
KSTK: Telehealth providers, Alaska legislators work to improve access to contraceptives and more ->
The Seward Journal February 23 to March 01, 2022
KRBD: Two, two-two, two-two… tutu? Ketchikan residents celebrate a very special Tuesday and more ->
By Leigh Newman: Nobody Gets Out Alive: Stories
Named a MOST ANTICIPATED book by Vogue, Literary Hub, The Millions, Good Housekeeping, and Oprah Daily

From the ​prizewinning, debut fiction author: an exhilarating virtuosic story collection about women navigating the wilds of male-dominated Alaskan society.

Set in Newman’s home state of Alaska, Nobody Gets Out Alive is a collection of dazzling, courageous stories about women struggling to survive not just grizzly bears and charging moose but the raw, exhausting legacy of their marriages and families. In “Howl Palace”—winner of The Paris Review’s Terry Southern Prize, a Best American Short Story, and Pushcart Prize selection—an aging widow struggles with a rogue hunting dog and the memories of her five ex-husbands while selling her house after bankruptcy. In the title story, “Nobody Gets Out Alive,” newly married Katrina visits her hometown of Anchorage and blows up her own wedding reception by flirting with the host and running off with an enormous mastodon tusk.

Alongside stories set in today’s Last Frontier—rife with suburban sprawl, global warming, and opioid addiction—Newman delves into remote wilderness of the 1970s and 80s, bringing to life young girls and single moms in search of a wilder, freer, more adventurous America. The final story takes place in a railroad camp in 1915, where an outspoken heiress stages an elaborate theatrical in order to seduce the wife of her husband’s employer, revealing how this masterful storyteller is “not only writing unforgettable, brilliantly complex characters, she’s somehow inventing souls” (Kimberly King Parsons, author of Black Light).
About the Author
Leigh Newman is the author of Still Points North, a memoir about growing up in Alaska which was a finalist for the National Book Critic Circle’s John Leonard Prize. Her stories have appeared in Harper’s, The Paris Review, Tin House, McSweeny’s Quarterly Concern, One Story, and Electric Literature. In 2020, she was awarded The Paris Review’s Terry Southern Prize, a Best American Short Story, a Pushcart Prize, and an American Society of Magazine Editors’ Fiction Prize for her work in The Paris Review.


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