The Silence of the NorthBook - 2000
"When she was nine years old, Olive Fredrickson witness her mother's death in the Arctic wilderness. At nineteen, she married a trapper who led her into a perilous life far removed from the comforts of civilization. Told from a harrowing first-person perspective, Fredrickson recounts the hair-raising experiences of her first years in the frozen wasteland that was her husband's hunting ground. When her attempt to run a farm single-handedly, after her husband's death, threatened to end in ruin, Fredrickson walked 40 miles alone to the nearest village, in a desperate attempt to obtain food for her starving family by bartering against future crops. It was life-or-death journey filled with bears, wolves, and unparalleled danger."--Page  of cover.
Publisher: New York : Lyons Press, 2000
Edition: 1st Lyons Press ed
Characteristics: xii, 209 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
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