OUR BOOK CLUB PICK FOR April 2020
Epic Solitude by Katherine Keith
On the first Tuesday of every month, The Bookstore Plus hosts a unique Book Club experience where readers have the opportunity to discuss the book club pick with the author via video chat! On Tuesday, April 7th, 2020, at 7:00 pm, Katherine Keith, will join us via Skype to discuss and answer questions about her book "Epic Solitude".
Our book club is open to the public. Pick up your copy today at The Bookstore Plus.
About The Book |
A new, unforgettable adventure
memoir, by Katherine Keith, in the tradition of Cheryl Strayed’s Wild
and John Krakauer’s Into the Wild. Epic Solitude is the powerful and
touching story of how one woman found her way—both despite
and because of the difficulties of living and racing in the remote
All her life, Katherine Keith has hungered for remote, wild places.
Her travels take her across America, but it is in the vast and rugged
landscape of Alaska that she finds her true home. She and her
husband build a log cabin, miles away from the nearest road, and
create a life of love. An idyllic existence, but with isolation and
brutal living conditions can also come heartbreak. Keith experiences
tragic loss and must push on, with her infant daughter, alone in the
Long-distance dog sledding opens a door to a new existence.
Racing across the state of Alaska offers the best of all worlds
by combining raw wilderness with solitude and athleticism. The
Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race remains a true test of character and
offers the opportunity to intimately explore the frontier that she
has come to love. With every thousand miles of winter trail
traversed in total solitude, she confronts challenges that awaken
internal demons, summoning all the inner grief and rage that lies
About The Author:
Author of Epic Solitude: A Story of Survival and a Quest for Meaning in the Far North
KATHERINE KEITH is a wilderness
athlete, experience junkie, spiritual
questor, long-distance dog musher, and
mother to a fifteen-year-old daughter and
thirty-five dogs, living above the Arctic
Circle in Kotzebue, Alaska. Professionally,
and as a jack-of-all-trades survivalist,
she is a small business owner, rural Alaska project director,
energy engineer, commercial fisherman, and wellness advocate.
Accomplishments such as completing six Ironman triathlons and
five 1,000-mile dog sled races form the cornerstone of Katherine’s
philosophy of generating grit through overcoming real-time
obstacles. A never-ending dreamer, Katherine is currently
pursuing climbing the seven tallest summits on every
continent as a budding alpinist. Above all, she loves spending
time star-gazing, chasing northern lights, and playing cribbage
by the woodstove with Amelia at camp.