Compelling essays on Alaskan bears by a writer whose work Publishers Weekly calls captivating, lyrical, and bewitching. In this beautifully written natural history, she describes black, brown, and polar bears and their behavior across a wide range of interactions with each other, their environment, and especially human society.
Sherry Simpson, considered one of Alaska's most accomplished essayists, is the author of two previous books, The Way Winter Comes: Alaska Stories, winner of the Chinook Literary Prize, and The Accidental Explorer: Wayfinding in Alaska. She is an associate professor in the Creative Writing and Literary Arts Department at the University of Alaska Anchorage.
Winner of John Burroughs Medal for Outstanding Natural History Writing (Natural History) 2015.