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    Tisha: The Wonderful True Love Story of a Young Teacher in the Alaskan Wilderness by Robert Specht | Book Review

    Tisha Alaska

    Tisha: The Wonderful True Love Story of a Young Teacher in the Alaskan Wilderness by Robert Specht, Anne Hobbs Purdy Genres: Adventure, Memoir, Non-Fiction Original Publication Date: 1976 Source: I purchased this book Goodreads In the unusual memoir Tisha, Anne Hobbs came to teach in harsh and beautiful Alaska in 1927. Running a ramshackle schoolhouse would expose her to more than just the elements. After she allowed Native American children into her class and fell in love with a half-Inuit man, she would learn the meanings of prejudice and perseverance, irrational hatred, and unconditional love. “People get as mean as the weather,” she discovered, but they were also capable of…

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    Don’t Let’s Go to the Dogs Tonight: An African Childhood by Alexandra Fuller | Book Review

    Dogs Tonight An African Childhood

    Don't Lets Go to the Dogs Tonight: An African Childhood by Alexandra Fuller Genres: Adventure, Memoir, Non-Fiction Original Publication Date: 2001 Source: I purchased this book Goodreads Find the Author: Website, Goodreads, Amazon In Don’t Let’s Go to the Dogs Tonight: An African Childhood, Alexandra Fuller tells her story. Fuller grew up on several farms in southern and central Africa. Her father joined up on the side of the white government in the Rhodesian civil war and was often away fighting against the powerful black guerilla factions. Though Fuller’s mother loved her children, she was no hand-holder and had little tolerance for neediness. She taught her daughters to be resilient…