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JANUARY 23, 2012
Winter Tales

What’s better on a snowy January afternoon than curling up by the woodstove with a good book, a mug of hot tea at your elbow, a cat on your lap or a dog at your feet? Try some of these “chilling” titles that will make you appreciate our relatively mild Colorado winters:
 
Arctic Dreams by Barry Lopez. Lopez won the National Book Award in 1986 for this classic work.

Four Against the Arctic by David Roberts. The amazing story of a four shipwrecked Russian sailors who survived for six years on a barren Arctic island in the mid-1800’s.

Winterdance: The Fine Madness of Running the Iditarod by Gary Paulsen. Frostbite, dog fights, murderous moose, hallucinations – all part of the madness of running the Iditarod!

The Endurance: Shackleton’s Legendary Antarctic Expedition by Caroline Alexander. Considered by many to be the best book on the Shackleton expedition.

Edges of the Earth: A Man, a Woman, a Child in the Alaskan Wilderness by Richard Leo. Ever dream of chucking it all and moving to the Alaskan wilderness? This guy actually did it.

Lost in the Barrens by Farley Mowat. It’s written for kids, but readers of all ages will enjoy this tale of winter survival in the Canadian wilderness.


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