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Booker season: And the winner is...

Randi Spray's Blog

“The Narrow Road to the Deep North”...

Booker season: 'How to Be Both'

Randi Spray's Blog

If I had to pick one word to describe “How to Be Both,” Ali Smith’s...

Booker season: An unconvincing future

Randi Spray's Blog

I’ll admit it was with great excitement that I settled down to read the Man Booker Prize shortlisted “J” by Howard Jacobson. I’d heard it was a dystopia and I, along with most of...

My PFD Came One Day Early On Blackerby Ridge

Betsy Fischer's Blog

Every time I looked at the weather forecast, I had to rub my eyes. The rain followed by showers followed by more rain was easy to believe. But what was this sunny weather predicted in the middle...

Booker season: Not this one

Randi Spray's Blog

I really can’t recommend “The Narrow Road to the Deep North” by Richard Flanagan. The other Man Booker Prize shortlisted books so far had their sad parts, but they always had some...

Booker season: There's a chimp in it

Randi Spray's Blog

I confess this one made my teary-eyed. The Man Booker Prize shortlisted “We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves” by Karen Joy Fowler is simultaneously heartbreaking and humorous.

It’s the...

The story behind this JPD-Palin photograph

Emily Russo Miller's Blog


Juneau Empire

The Juneau Police Department is having fun with their...

Booker season: It's complicated in Calcutta

Randi Spray's Blog

“The Lives of Others” by Neel Mukherjee is exactly what I’d expect from a Man Booker Prize shortlistee. It’s deep, it’s complicated and it’s rather exuberant with the commas.


Tight housing in Juneau

Melissa Griffiths' Blog

Housing in Juneau is notoriously expensive, whether renting or buying a single-family home, but paying Juneau's high prices might be worth it when you consider the alternative — dressing as a...

Booker season: For those who don't want to read

Randi Spray's Blog

A tough choice is before you. You want to have an opinion on the Man Booker Prize nominees  (your own opinion, not mine) but you don’t want to read all six books in the next five weeks. How...


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