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Stories and photography
from life on the land in Northwest Alaska 


"A book to break and restore
your heart."

Louise Erdrich, author of The Night Watchman

Praise for
A Thousand Trails Home

"A Thousand Trails Home is a literary tour de force that reaffirms Seth Kantner's place as one of Alaska's premier writers."
- Nick Jans, author of A Wolf Called Romeo
"Seth Kantner is the most interesting person and the finest writer I know. I savor his writing as a have savored the work of Annie Proulx and John McPhee."
- Mary Roach, author of Stiff, Gulp, and Grunt
"Beloved Alaskan author Seth Kantner has written his magnum opus. A Thousand Trails Home is an inspiring and important book about Alaskan culture, biology, philosophy, history--and love for the creature at the heart of life on the tundra."
- Don Rearden, author of The Raven's Gift

About Seth

Born and raised in Northwest Alaska, Seth Kantner's debut novel, Ordinary Wolves, won a Whiting Award and was celebrated by The New York Times Book Review as a "magnificently realized story." His other books include an earlier memoir, Shopping for Porcupine, a collection of essays, Swallowed by the Great Land, and a children's book, Pup and Pokey. A Thousand Trails Home is the culmination of more than 10 years of writing and 30 years of wildlife photography. A commercial fisherman, Kantner divides his time between Paungaqtaurgruk, where he was born, and Kotzebue, where his family lives. 

Learn more about Seth

Author photo by Kiliii Yuyan

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