UAS Evening at Egan hosts author Heather Lende

Posted: Thursday, October 21, 2010

Haines author Heather Lende will share stories about her life and read excerpts from her books at this week's Evening at Egan lecture, beginning at 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 22, in the Egan Library at UAS.

Lende's two memoirs, "If You Lived Here, I'd Know Your Name" and "Take Good Care of the Garden and the Dogs: Family, Friends, and Faith in Small-Town Alaska," have received high praise nationwide. "If You Lived Here," published in 2005, is a National Geographic Traveler Magazine Ultimate Travel Library selection and the recipient of the 2006 AKLA Alaskana Award. "Take Good Care," published earlier this year, was lauded as "the best Alaska memoir of late, maybe the best ever," in Booklist magazine.

Lende has also won several Alaska Press Club awards for her essays, radio commentary and long-running Anchorage Daily News column. Her columns have appeared on NPR, the Christian Science Monitor, the Alaska Dispatch, the New York Times and Sunset Magazine, and a new column is set to debut in Woman's Day magazine in November.

She also writes the obituaries for the Chilkat Valley News in Haines, where she has lived with her family since 1984.

For more information, contact Heather Hadley, School of Arts and Sciences, at 796-6518 or

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