Vivian Munson American Writer

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Don't Leave Town

Murder mystery set in Anchorage, featuring Alaskan women who look death in the face and walk away from it, or not. Fast-paced & full of surprises. 2019, Cactus Rain Publishing, 186 pages.

10 Reviews from Amazon:

Grips you in the beginning and holds you until the very end.

The physical setting (Alaska) emerges as a convincing and engaging character in the story.

A story about a strong vetted woman.


Instantly popular with adults as well as children. Softcover, 56 pages to read and color, word games, an Alaska animal alphabet, mazes, and the story of a close family living on the Yukon River. CREATED with beautiful images of Alaska Native life, drawn for a bilingual materials program, 40 years ago. Illustrated J. Leslie Boffa.

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Available at the Anchorage Museum Gift Shop and the Denali National Park Bookstore.

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A place for winter : paul tiulana 's story


Paul Tiulana's Story, 1987, CIRI Foundation, hardcover, 125 pages. Autobiography of traditional leader of the King Island people, living on an island in the Bering Sea. Archival photographs by Father Bernard Hubbard, the Glacier Priest. Describes the difficult but successful transition to modern life in Anchorage. Five star reviews on Amazon. Cited in dozens of treatises and bibliographies.


An Inupiat Alaskan's Life, 1998, Franklin Watts [Grolier] as part of its In Our Own Voices series, hardcover, school library edition. 80 pages. Identical pictures and text from A Place For Winter, but includes Pope Jean Paul II's visit to Anchorage, a glossary and ​instructions for writing the stories of elders.  Reviewed by Booklist and School Library Journal on Amazon, and meets National Curriculum Standards for Social Studies. 

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