We are a regional press founded by Journalists from Alaska
What we are
Since its founding in Fairbanks, Alaska in 1988, Epicenter has become the largest publisher of books about Alaska. In that time, Epicenter has published more than 100 titles covering a broad range of nonfiction touching on history, memoirs and biographies, adventure, aviation, humor, true crime, mystery and the unexplained, sled dog mushing, women's stories, Native American culture, and more.
Our Mission Statement
We are a regional press founded in Alaska whose interests included but are not limited to the arts, history, environment, diverse cultures and lifestyles of Alaska and the Pacific Northwest. We seek both the traditional and innovative high-quality trade books and occasional color gift books.
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Dreaming Bears is the true story of the rare friendship that develops between a young medical student with deep roots in the South and an elderly Indian couple in the wilds of northeast Alaska. In 1961, Mike Holloway, his brother Ted, and a college friend set our from South Carolina to spend the summer hiking in Arctic Alaska, intending to live off the land.
On the Edge of Nowhere
His father is a white trapper, his mother an Athabascan Indian who walks a thousand miles in winter to reunite with her family. Jimmy Huntington learns early how to survive on the land. He is only seven when his mother dies, and must care for his younger siblings. A courageous and inspiring man, Huntington hunts, fights bears, survives close calls and he becomes a championship sled-dog racer.
Steeped in authentic cultural traditions and spiritual beliefs, this rich and wonderful historical novel follows the times and trials of a family band of the Schi’tsu’umsh Indians, now called the Coeur d’Alene Tribe in northern Idaho. Through a boy named Sun Bear and his sister, Rainbow Girl, the band’s oral stories are told as it struggles to hold onto what is precious and sacred about life.
Cold River Spirits
Cold River Spirits is a wryly humorous and inspirational story about a proud Alaska Native family struggling to survive in two worlds. Sam and Louise Harper and their ten children make a soul-grinding transition into a modern white-dominated society where they face bigotry, poverty and illness.
The author explores her family's powerful conflicts between the past and the future.
Midnight Sun, Arctic Moon
A young upstate New York woman begins an adventure of a life-time as she moves away from her safe and conventional path. She is unable to resist the excitement and challenge of a chance to become a geological explorer in Alaska, where she maps remote wilderness areas and journeys to the depths of her own heart.
Boom Town Boy: Coming of Age on Alaska's Lost Frontier
A newspaper reporter recalls his youth in Fairbanks, Alaska, a dying gold-rush town that comes alive again with a wild mix of Russian and American pilots, a busy red-light district, and a round-the-clock bar scene in the 1940s war years.
SHIPWRECKED: A Peoples' History of the Seattle Mariners
This is the book baseball people are talking about. In his candid and colorful book reminiscent of "Moneyball," veteran baseball writer Jon Wells asserts that the Seattle Mariners is the only team in the American League never to have gone to the World Series due to its years of mismanagement and obsessively putting profits before pennants.
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