Five Wonderful Books You (Probably) Haven't Read

Looking for a great story? Here are five lesser-known gems among the Mountaineers Books library.
Doug Canfield Doug Canfield
Mountaineers Books Director of Innovation
May 03, 2017

If you love great nonfiction stories as much as I do, it's always a treat when a friend recommends a gem you wouldn't have discovered on your own. Here are five of my favorites from Mountaineers Books that I think you'll be delighted to find:

Stehekin: A Valley in Time: Simply lovely. This is the story of an East Coast couple who stick their finger on the map and end up in Stehekin in the '40s. Readers share a simpler time and plenty of humor.

The Last Step: The American Ascent of K2: Adrenalin tale and inside look at how harsh environments and poor luck can wear down the group dynamics of even the most skilled climbing team. Hard to put down. 

The Bar Mitzvah and the Beast: One Family's Cross-Country Ride of Passage: Really funny and poignant family story. If you've ever wondered what it would be like to ride across the country with kids, this is for you. I loved it.

The Pacific Crest Trailside Reader: Oregon & Washington: An anthology for which you'll read every story. Who knew there could be so many wonderful tales from the trail. Here's proof that there are dozens.

Faith of Cranes: Finding Hope and Family in Alaska: Gorgeous. It's short, but the author's experience of homesteading in contemporary Alaska is original, honest and personal. Definitely heartwarming.

Happy reading!


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