The Final Frontiersman by James Campbell

You can’t get any closer to escapist literature or off the grid stories than The Final Frontiersman : Heimo Korth and His Family, Alone in Alaska’s Arctic Wilderness by James Campbell, narrated by Dan Warren. At the age of twenty, Heimo Korth decided to move to Alaska and stay there for the rest of his life, where he still lives with his wife Edna, in the Arctic Wildlife National Refuge, literally in the middle of nowhere. Heimo’s cousin, James Campbell, a journalist, visited Heimo several times in order to write this amazing and often heartbreaking story about a man driven to build his own cabin, hunt his own food, fend for himself against the dangers of ice-bound winters and swollen rivers, and to find a life he can call his own. Heimo might not be a warm, fuzzy character, and Campell doesn’t avoid his honest opinions about some of the choices Heimo makes, yet the story of this place and this man are compelling, and speaks to a part of each of us that wants to live life on our own terms.

About Sarah Willis

I have been working at Loganberry Books for ten years. Before that I was a writer (four published books with FS&G and Penguin), and now I am a bookseller and a photographer. I research and order new books, as well as do whatever is needed to help make Loganberry Books the best bookstore in Ohio. I am also very good at recommending books. All of us at Loganberry are eclectic readers. Please ask for recommendations if you need or want one!
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