Sunday, October 2, 2016

Jane Alexander's six favorite books

Jane Alexander is a Tony- and Emmy-winning actress, a former chair of the National Endowment for the Arts, and a conservation activist. Her new book is Wild Things, Wild Places. One of the actor-author-activist's six favorite books, as shared at The Week magazine:
Ada Blackjack by Jennifer Niven

I am a sucker for adventure stories with a woman in the hero's role. In 1921, Ada Blackjack, a 23-year-old Inuit woman, accompanied four men on an Arctic expedition to Wrangel Island. As the team encounters every imaginable nightmare — polar bears, fierce storms, and ice, ice, ice — Niven's account becomes a moving testament to human will.
Read about the other entries on the list.

Ada Blackjack is among M.J. McGrath's five best books on life and travels in the Arctic.

--Marshal Zeringue