ALASKA Bush Life
In 1995, MELISSA COOK and her family moved to a tiny village along the Bering Sea and later to the Tongass National Forest on Prince of Wales Island where rain was measured in feet. For 20 years, adventure arrived daily in their world of few luxuries or conveniences. This is a true story of living and teaching on the 56th parallel. Melissa recounts enduring isolation, loneliness, the elements, lack of sunlight, long winters, danger, and multiple sclerosis while becoming self-reliant and finding humor in unique situations found only in the Last Frontier. Volcanoes erupting in the backyard, hair raising bush flights, frightening ferry rides, wildlife, and a few odd neighbors are sprinkled with tidbits of historical information throughout this riveting tale.