Alaskan Wilderness Is Backdrop to Collection of New Short Stories from Author Gustav Tjgaard

What do you do during long Alaskan winters to keep your mind active? Some write stories that are just as magnificent as the vast surroundings; set in the lush ambiance and grandeur of the earth’s largest temperate rain forest, this eclectic collection of 12 short stories offers a picture album of life in Alaska’s Tongass National Forest.

(PRWEB) April 29, 2014

From the story in Chapter 4: "This was a phenomenon experienced in the dead of winter while at the author’s dacha on Baranof Island. The weather outside was malevolent with a wind factor that brought the temperature down to well below zero. Comforted by the warmth of the stove and a glass of Tennessee whiskey, while listening to Schumann’s 'Waldszenen,' the author dozed off. It was in this state of mind that he recognized their midnight visitor was Percy, a former fiancé of his wife, Sophie. It wasn’t until the following spring that they learned Percy died two weeks before his visit."

The nonfiction narrative in Alexander Archipelago presents dramatizations of adventures in a forest of big trees, big birds, big fish, and big bears, where immense peaks are wrapped in great glaciers that break off into bays and fjords where big whales spout. The peaks are capped by perennial snows to form the highest coastal mountain range in the world, rising abruptly from salty coves. This abundant landscape is enough to swell the soul and humble the ego. It also makes for grand stories!

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ALEXANDER ARCHIPELAGO: A DOZEN RAIN FOREST STORIES IN TWELVE NON-SEQUENTIAL ACTS (ISBN: 978-1-62857-491-3) is now available for $19.50 and can be ordered through the publisher’s website: or at www(dot)amazon(dot)com or www(dot)barnesandnoble(dot)com.

WHOLESALERS: This book is distributed by Ingram Books and other wholesale distributors. Contact your representative with the ISBN for purchase. Wholesale purchase for retailers, universities, libraries, and other organizations is also available through the publisher; please email bookorder(at)aeg-online-store(dot)com.

About the Author: Gustav Tjgaard spent 25 years in Alaska’s Alexander Archipelago. Now in his 80s, he views the sailor as a legitimate folk hero. Originally from Decatur Island, Washington, he currently lives in Pacifica, California. This is his third published book. In 2013, the author’s book Windjamming to China earned the Literary Classics International Book Awards Gold Seal of approval in the Historical Non-Fiction category.

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