“Beautifully written biography…much to learn, enjoy, and recommend in this book.” Pacific Northwest Quarterly
“A riveting story told by a brilliant writer.” Pacific Historical Review
The never-before-told story of Kate Carmack, whose resilience and survival made gold rush history
Headlines shouted the discovery of a century—Gold! Gold! Gold! With pluck and grit, Tagish Indian Kate Carmack was at the center of it all.
Raised in the ways of her people, Kate married a white man who took credit for finding the first Klondike gold. But Kate was there, and she knew the truth.
In the frenzied aftermath of the gold rush, Kate’s husband took her away from everything she knew. Then he abandoned her. Defiant, she fought for the wealth that was rightfully hers, only to discover the real wealth that was hers all along.
Hidden history that reads like a novel, Wealth Woman celebrates the triumph of spirit in the face of adversity. If you loved Empire of the Summer Moon and The Woman They Could Not Silence, you’ll love Wealth Woman. A True West Best Biography pick.
Deb Vanasse is the award-winning author of a bunch (18 at last count) of books. Much of what she knows about writing and life she learned in Alaska, where she also mastered the art of hauling water and cooking ptarmigan. She loves characters who tug at the heart and stories that grab you from the opening line and never let go.
Deb is the co-founder of Alaska’s 49 Writers, and she has been invited to join the faculty at several writers’ conferences. After 36 years in Alaska, she now lives on Oregon’s north coast, where you’ll find her strolling the beach with her husband and boxer dog.