My One Square Inch of Alaska by Sharon Short
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A pair of siblings escapes—along with a Siberian Husky—the strictures of their 1950s industrial Ohio town on the adventure of a lifetime.

Talented high-school senior Donna Lane yearns to leave her Midwestern home in pursuit of a career in design, but she feels obligated to stay and care for her helpless father and her younger brother, Will. In fragile health and obsessed with the television show Sergeant Striker and the Alaskan Wild, Will’s dearest companion is a mute Siberian Husky named Trusty. The arrival of two outsiders inspires Donna to consider her dreams anew. Then Will falls sick, and Donna packs up their yellow convertible—with Will, Trusty, and a road atlas—and sets off for the Alaskan Territory. A portrait of a singular American moment, My One Square Inch of Alaska is a moving tale of exploration and love—human and canine—that dares to believe the impossible.
 

About Sharon Short

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SHARON SHORT lives with her husband and two daughters in Centerville, Ohio.
 
Published January 29, 2013 by Plume. 334 pages
Genres: History, Action & Adventure, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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It%E2%80%99s 1953 and high-school senior Donna Lane is desperate to get out of Groverton, Ohio. With a bitter grandmother, an alcoholic father, and a long-dead mother, there%E2%80%99s little reason to

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The Saturday Evening Post

When you first meet 18-year-old Donna Lane in the opening pages of My One Square Inch of Alaska, you realize that this Midwestern high school senior growing up in the 1950s has a lot on her plate.

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