Alaska authors discuss their books and writing in different genres. Jane Harper discusses Unequally Divided, her novel based during the Vietnam era (2:40-23:10), Phyllis Fast discusses her forthcoming mystery Red Paint Woman (23:58-38:40), and Jan Harper Haines discusses her family biographyr Cold River Spirits (39:01-1:24:20).
Here is a brief description of the authors: Jan Harper Haines’ Cold River Spirits: Whispers from a Family’s Forgotten Past is a classic in Alaska literature. It brings together stories from the life and times of her Koyukon Athabascan mother and grandmother. Her cousin, Professor Emerita Phyllis Fast, is an anthropologist and author of the acclaimed Northern Athabascan Survival Women, Community, and the Future. Her current focus is writing Alaska Native mysteries. At this event, she presents her newest book, Red Paint Woman. Alongside Phyllis is her sister in law, Jane E. Harper, who was born in North Carolina and raised in Pennsylvania. Her novel Unequally Divided is a vibrant novel portraying difficult choices of love and life’s direction during the tumultuous Vietnam era