Montaigne Award FinalistPrecise and evocative prose, telling the parallel stories of a mother who risks everything to start over and a daughter whose longings threaten to undo them.

“Captures the harsh beauty of the terrain as well as the strain of self-doubt and complicated family bonds.” ~ Booklist* 

*Book club resources available.

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Wealth Woman: Kate Carmack and the Klondike Race for Gold

Once known as the richest Indian woman in America, Kate Carmack was romanticized and vilified even as she played a pivotal role in the Klondike Gold Rush. Vanasse’s biography is the first popular examination of Kate’s enigmatic life.

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Yes, it is true. Vanasse is far too serious for her own good.

Challenged by friends and fans, she’s agreed to apply her researcher/geeky self to SERIOUS FUN.

Bad Book Club

Each month Vanasse exposes what’s funny, trending, controversial in the book club realm!

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Read-Write Dare Portal

Reader/writer dares, practice, and advice with Vanasse’s unique take on the artist’s life.

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