September 24th At Fireside Books


Saturday, September 24th is going to be an exciting day to be in Palmer! Mark your calendars, as Fireside Books has coordinated a discussion of Athabascan women in Alaskan history at the Palmer Museum in the afternoon, and then an author dinner with a very special Moroccan meal at Turkey Red in the evening. Read on for more information about these exciting events

Wealth Woman: Kate Carmack and the Klondike Race for Gold
Saturday, September 24 - 2 PM
Palmer Museum of History and Art

 Sharing perspectives from "Wealth Woman", her new biography of Klondike figure Kate Carmack, author Deb Vanasse joins Angela Gonzalez, author of the popular "Athabascan Woman" blog, in a discussion of the historical, present and future roles of Athabascan women in the north.

We would love for you to join us! 

About the Author and Her Guest

Deemed "one of Alaska's best storytellers" (Library Journal), Deb Vanasse is the author of seventeen books, most of which are set in the north. Of Koyukon Athabascan heritage, Gonzalez is originally from Huslia but now makes her home in Anchorage where she works in communications, with an emphasis on Alaska Native culture.

Angela Gonzalez is the communications coordinator for the Rural Alaska Community Action Program, Inc. (RurAL CAP) in Anchorage. She writes and takes photos for publications, including RurAL CAP's Village Voices newsletter. Angela is Koyukon Athabascan and her hometown is Huslia, Alaska. She lives with her husband and two daughters in Anchorage. She enjoys taking photos and blogging about the Athabascan culture and Alaska Native topics on her blog, called the Athabascan Woman at Angela is a member of the Alaska Native Media Group and the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) - Alaska Chapter. She recently received the 2016 Bruce Pozzi Chapter Service Award from PRSA - Alaska Chapter.

An Evening at the Kasbah: Moroccan Dinner with Author Kitty Morse
Saturday, September 24 - 6:30 PM
Turkey Red

Savor the authentic flavors of Morocco with Casablanca-born Kitty Morse, author of Cooking at the Kasbah: Recipes from my Moroccan Kitchen, now in its tenth printing from Chronicle Books. Turkey Red's chef, Alex, will prepare a menu featuring recipes from Kitty's book using local Alaskan products. Enjoy a genuine Moroccan repast while Kitty entertains you with tales of Moroccan culture and cuisine from Dar Zitoun, her family home south of Casablanca.

About the Author

Kitty Morse's career as cooking teacher, television host, food and travel writer, food columnist, tour organizer, author and speaker spans close to 30 years. She has authored eleven cookbooks, five of them on the cuisine of Morocco and North Africa. Mint Tea and Minarets: a banquet of Moroccan memories, a memoir with recipes, focuses on Dar Zitoun, her family's Moorish mansion south of her hometown of Casablanca. Her cookbooks have won a number of awards, including the selection of Mint Tea and Minarets as “Best Book Arab Cuisine” by the Gourmand World Cookbook Awards. Her French translation will soon be available in eBook format at