I loved how Shannon Huffman Polson was very real and transparent about the grief she experienced along the journey.
The unrestrained beauty and ferocity of the landscape is such a perfect metaphor for her harrowing and beautifully spiritual journey of acceptance and healing.
If you think your life is difficult--read this book (because it will likely give you some much needed perspective)!
Incredible story! I heard the author speak and she's amazing!Published 3 months ago by Barbara Nielsen
Through her memoir, Polson shares honestly and vulnerably with readers on perhaps one of the greatest struggles in life: death of a loved one. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Lyn
North of Hope is filled with beautiful descriptions of the Arctic wilderness--beauty that defies Polson's grief, defies the act of violence that brings her there. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Alex King
I've never read a memoir before, and I'm glad I started with North of Hope. Polson does an incredible job of not only telling her story, but also becoming a tangible and real... Read morePublished 6 months ago by Carolyn Claussen
Shannon Huffman Polson, in her memoir North of Hope, explores the issue of grief through the lenses of her own experience. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Becky Watts
North of Hope is a deep, personal exploration of grief. Polson takes a journey on an Alaskan river with her brother and his coworker in order to follow her parents' footsteps up... Read morePublished 6 months ago by Allyssa Westerfield
North of Hope by Shannon Polson shares her personal journey retracing the final days of her father and step-mother. Read morePublished 7 months ago by KathleenG