January 2024 Wilderness Book Club Pick

 Two in the Far North by Margaret Murie

Our January book club pick is Two in the Far North– perfect for a cozy winter read, it is a Northern classic and beloved favorite chronicling the incredible story of Margaret “Mardy” Murie, called the Grandmother of the Conservation Movement. At the age of nine, Margaret Murie moved from Seattle to Fairbanks, not realizing the trajectory life would take her from there. This moving testimonial to the preservation of the Arctic wilderness comes straight from her heart as she writes about growing up in Fairbanks, becoming the first woman graduate of the University of Alaska, and meeting-and then marrying-noted biologist Olaus J. Murie. From adventures of traversing over thin ice with dog sleds, camping in woods surrounded by bears, caribou, and other wildlife, to canoeing in streams with geese nearby, and more, Murie embraced nature as a close neighbor and dedicated her life to advocating for wilderness protection and conservation.

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