Tuesday, September 24, 2019 - 6:30pm
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Happily living a suburban matron’s life in Texas, Kitty Eppston is shocked when her husband announces that they will be moving—as the Johnny Horton song goes—“North to Alaska”.  Once settled in the Last Frontier, Kitty writes to her friends about her many adventures—from mining for gold to getting weighed in front of strangers before boarding a small aircraft, from the dog sled ride that had her dodging frozen flying feces to her performance of an indigenous dance in front of her laughing husband and an amphitheater full of people.  As Kitty learns the gourmet complexities of mukluk and the challenges presented when penned up in a stall with a young musk ox, the reader will delight in her humorous escapades.

Pen and ink illustrations by Houstonian Anne Kinder.  Author Leigh Richards is a nom de plume for a Houstonian photographer.

Kitty Eppston has served as a trustee of Mount Holyoke College, is a community activist in Houston and a Board Member of the Houston Public Library Foundation, and the Children’s Museum of Houston. An avid reader, she knits, needlepoints, gardens and tries to avoid all exercise that makes her sweat.

Messages from Mooseville: A Year in Alaska Cover Image
ISBN: 9781732995857
Availability: Not On Our Shelves. Usually arrives in 7-10 Days due to Covid-19 shipping delays.
Published: Kathryn Rabinow - August 1st, 2019