"Simply put, Mardy Murie is a national treasure. Her life has made a certain kind of life possible for the rest of us. Generations to come will feel her imprint, though they may not know it was how she lived her life that allowed them to witness some of the last wild places on Earth. They may not know that it is because of her life that their souls and spirits can be fed by what is natural and wild. I hope those who come long after us will have TWO IN THE FAR NORTH in their satchels as they gaze upon these natural wonders and that they, too, will come away with same resolve she ad to protect these incredible gifts." ---Robert Redford
The book is an indivisible combination of autobiography and nature writing.
After recently visiting Mardy and Olaus' home in Moose, Wyoming, her love of Alaska and wilderness is even more meaningful for me.
Anyone who has been to Alaska, is going to go, or has an interest in wilderness should read this book.
Excellent writing, fantastic history of my new hometown of Bettles Field. Come up and see it in person!! Bettles Lodge!Published 24 days ago by skyskifoxman
Mardy's stories of growing up in Alaska and later expeditions with her renowned biologist husband Olaus are absolutely captivating. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Amy C.
Lovely story. Wonderful couple. But it surely is not a compelling read.Published 4 months ago by Kathleen Susa
This is my second reading and loved it all over again. Reading in ipad great because I could look up the places and everything she made me curious about. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Michaeleen
Margaret Murie grew up with her parents in the interior of Alaska, in the early 1900's. She writes very interesting stories about her life of isolation from the world. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Margaret Robinson
I know people love this, and I have spent a lot of time in the Wilderness, so I appreciate her efforts. Read morePublished 5 months ago by ReviewsFromCA
This is a true and awe inspiring tale of a time that has passed and will never come again. It is a love story of a couple who knew and loved the wilderness. Read morePublished 11 months ago by Craig Caddell
Mardi Murie paints an affectionate picture of Alaska from early childhood to her most senior years. Her descriptions of varying landscapes reflect every color and texture, every... Read morePublished 14 months ago by Eva Rose
Margaret Murie tells her amazing story in a mesmerizing way. The book is full of detailed content and description that transported me to this hostile environment and fascinated me... Read morePublished 15 months ago by Karen Young