This is the book we’ve been reading in class. It’s about two old women in an Alaskan Indian tribe who are abandoned in the middle of winter by the tribe. They must try to survive on their own. It’s a moving book, the writing simple, lean, and muscular. It was very interesting to read about such a vastly different culture existing in such harsh weather and seasonal conditions. I’ve really loved doing the Socratic Seminars on this book. They’re really nice. Does anyone know if we have to write an essay on it?