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Staff Video Review: Pilgrim’s Wilderness

Outreach Librarian Katie F.  reviews the nonfiction memoir Pilgrim’s wilderness : a true story of faith and madness on the Alaska Frontier. Learn why Katie found the book “compelling and multifaceted.”

Book summary: Into the Wild meets Helter Skelter in this riveting true story of a modern-day homesteading family in the deepest reaches of the Alaskan wilderness – and of the chilling secrets of its maniacal, spellbinding patriarch…In this powerful piece of Americana, written with uncommon grace and high drama, Kizzia uses his unparalleled access to capture an era-defining clash between environmentalists and pioneers ignited by a mesmerizing sociopath who held a town and a family captive.