Thirty Below

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Carrie Ritter runs away to the wilds of Alaska with Bart McFee, a manly yet gentle fugitive from society, to escape her repetitive life in southern California where she has experienced one too many failed relationships. A harrowing plane ride and dog-sled trek later Carrie is shocked when she arrives at a tiny, wood-heated cabin with an outhouse set a daunting distance away amid a waist-high October snowfall. She finds surviving in her new world bewildering and uncomfortable. She is forced to deal with sled dogs, wolves, sub-zero temperatures, blizzards, cabin fever and an eccentric native Alaskan intruder but the majestic scenery dazzles her and the rigors of frontier life give her a bracing sense of self-sufficiency. Eventually she falls in love with her cabin mate and the natural landscape that defines her new life until the suffocating winter darkness sets in and her struggle to survive begins in earnest...
Kirkus Discoveries says this about Thirty Below: ..".when Groome tests his characters, human and animal, against the wilderness, he moves us with the harshness and beauty of an uncivilized world. The result is a gripping portrait of life stripped to the bare essentials."
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About the author

HARRY GROOME spends every night he can sleeping in a lean-to in the Adirondack Mountains with his canine literary advisors; for Harry it's usually a two dog night. His short stories, poems and articles have appeared in dozens of magazines and anthologies and have won several awards. Visit Harry's website at www.harrygroome.com

Ursula Vaira's poems have been published in literary journals and in anthologies. The long poem, "Frog River," was published as a chapbook and is forthcoming in the Portage Anthology. The title poem of her collection, "And See What Happens," was a finalist
in the CBC Literary Competition and was published in slightly different form as a chapbook called "A Thousand Miles". "Last One to Get There" was published in a chapbook titled "Little Espinoza".

Ursula worked at Oolichan Books for ten years then founded her own publishing house, Leaf Press, in 2001.

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Published on
Feb 29, 2012
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Pages
256
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ISBN
9780979741548
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Language
English
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Genres
Fiction / General
Fiction / Romance / Suspense
Fiction / Thrillers / Suspense
Nature / Animals / Wolves
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Nick Jans
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NICK JANS is an award-winning writer, photographer, and author of numerous books, including The Grizzly Maze. He is a contributing editor to Alaska magazine and has written for a variety of publications, including Rolling Stone and the Christian Science Monitor.
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