Authors always love to see book reviews, and this author is no exception. With a dozen titles currently in print I’ve seen quite a few reviews, but I still smile when one crosses my path, as this review of my latest book, Alaskan Sled Dog Tales, did earlier this week. David Fox gave my book a very nice review for the Anchorage Press, writing: “Relying upon material written from the late 1890s through the early ‘30s, she catalogues how sled dogs provided Alaskan residents the ability to traverse enormous distances, deliver critical supplies and maintain communication from within and outside Alaska. The episodes she recounts are stirring, filled with human and animal bravery. Some are simply mind-boggling, filling the reader with awe and enormous respect for dog and driver alike.”
Yeah, that nicely captures what I set out to do with this book! David Fox shares some examples from my book, and then leaves me grinning with his parting shot: “These trustworthy creatures could be relied upon to do the heavy work, while remaining—as Hegener eloquently reminds us—our most treasured friends.”
Did you see he used that grand word “eloquently?” The Merriam-Webster Dictionary defines eloquent as “having or showing the ability to use language clearly and effectively; clearly showing feeling or meaning.”
I’m grinning all over again. Thank you, Mr. Fox!