By Stephan Lee
Updated March 19, 2013 at 04:00 AM EDT
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Still Points North

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  • Book
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In Still Points North, Newman spent her childhood shuttling between rural Alaska, where she butchered caribou with her father, and Baltimore, where she attended prep school under the none-too-watchful eye of her eccentric mother. As an itinerant adult, she ended up jet-setting from New York to St. Petersburg to Tuscany, struggling to find a permanent identity and home. Newman, now deputy editor of Oprah.com, poignantly melds her far-flung experiences, but she’s at her best bringing to life the chapters on her near-feral Alaskan upbringing. You can practically smell the freshly killed game. B+

Still Points North

type
  • Book
genre
author
  • Leigh Newman
publisher
  • The Dial Press

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