“Letters from Happy Valley: Memories of an Alaska Homesteader’s Son”


Contributed by Dan Walker

Sixty years after the family left Sugar Tree Ridge, Ohio, I unexpectedly received a shoebox full of letters penned in 1958 by my parents, as they traveled north to Alaska. The letters prompted me to write this memoir, an exploration of memory and reflections on a time when my family built a home, lived off the land, and learned the ways of the north country. Available on Amazon, Barnes and Noble as well as locally at Cover to Cover Books in downtown Seward. signed copies from the author: https://www.danlwalker.com; call me or email, Dan Walker: 907-224-3848 dlwalker@gci.net

– Nick Jans, contributing editor to Alaska magazine and author of A Wolf Called Romeo, called Letters for Happy Valley, “Emotional, unforced, and grounded, Letters from Happy Valley is destined to be an Alaska classic.”

– Dan Seavey, author of The First Great Race: Alaska’s 1973 Iditarod, called it a ‘literary triumph’.

Letters from Happy Valley: Memories of an Alaska Homesteader’s Son
Author: Dan L. Walker
Trade paperback: 230 pages
Publisher: Ember Press (November 15, 2018)
ISBN: 978-0-9986883-2-9
Price: $17.99