A Tender Distance (Paperback)

Adventures Raising My Sons in Alaska

By Kaylene Johnson

Alaska Northwest Books, 9780882407722, 204pp.

Publication Date: September 20, 2009

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This is a mother's story about raising her two boys in Alaska were wilderness is just out the back door of their home. Written with wit, wisdom, and a grateful heart, A Tender Distance presents fifteen finely-crafted vignettes that explore the perils and joys of raising two fearless boys from toddlerhood to young men. Mothers everywhere will relate to the hard, familiar choice between holding close and letting go.

About the Author

Kaylene Johnson is author of six books about Alaska and the people who live there. She is also a longtime Alaskan. Her books include the New York Times Bestseller, "Sarah: How a Hockey Mom Turned Alaska's Political Establishment Upside Down; Canyons and Ice: The Wilderness Travels of Dick Griffith; Portrait of the Alaska Railroad; Trails Across Time History of an Alaskan Mountain Corridor "and her memoir "A Tender Distance: Adventures Raising My Sons in Alaska. "Her award-winning articles and essays have appeared in" Alaska "Magazine," " the "Louisville Review, The Los Angeles Times, Spirit, " and other publications. She holds a BA from Vermont College, and an MFA in Writing from Spalding University in Louisville, Kentucky.