Correcting the Landscape: A Novel

Marjorie Kowalski Cole

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Correcting the Landscape: A Novel

Correcting the Landscape: A Novel By Marjorie Kowalski Cole Correcting the Landscape A Novel The editor of a small weekly newspaper in Fairbanks Alaska Gus Traynor is an independent spirit whose idealism has survived numerous tests When big business interests threaten the breathtaking wilde

  • Title: Correcting the Landscape: A Novel
  • Author: Marjorie Kowalski Cole
  • ISBN: 9780060786076
  • Page: 158
  • Format: Paperback
  • Correcting the Landscape: A Novel By Marjorie Kowalski Cole The editor of a small weekly newspaper in Fairbanks, Alaska, Gus Traynor is an independent spirit whose idealism has survived numerous tests When big business interests threaten the breathtaking wilderness he cherishes, he joins forces with his best friend an often self serving developer to take on the forces of progress Soon, in his determination to preserve the dignityThe editor of a small weekly newspaper in Fairbanks, Alaska, Gus Traynor is an independent spirit whose idealism has survived numerous tests When big business interests threaten the breathtaking wilderness he cherishes, he joins forces with his best friend an often self serving developer to take on the forces of progress Soon, in his determination to preserve the dignity and heritage of his community, Gus is learning than he has ever imagined about the region s colorful mix of opportunists, dreamers, and artists But his mission is complicated by the discovery of a young woman s body floating in the river and by the blossoming of an unexpected love.
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    1. Shelley on said:

      Correcting the Landscape was one of the books I purchased with my new philosophy on buying book read those which win awards The cover of this book is a beautiful images of a snow capped mountain range mirrored in a lake However on closer inspection of the image, you find that the whole image is actually upside down This is representative of what I learned from the story that sometimes the world you look at every day without question is actually upside down from how it should be I really liked th [...]

    2. nomadreader (Carrie D-L) on said:

      originally published at nomadreaderThe backstory Correcting the Landscape won the Bellwether Prize in 2004.The basics In Fairbanks, Alaska, Gus runs a newspaper struggling financially, both for the familiar reasons and because of the local advertisers, who increasingly take issue with the paper s political views and are pulling their financial support.My thoughts I majored in journalism in college, and I have a fascination with stories about journalists I m also fascinated by life in Alaska, so [...]

    3. Laine Cunningham on said:

      I thought this book was better than many of the one and two star reviews note It is about a man s struggle to find himself, really, and to find his own heart All of the other things that were used to market this book the touches of native culture and lifeways, the environmental issues, and even the death of the woman all feed back into this primary concern I feel this utilization of these various threads to enhance and expand the character and to both position him for a change and to push him to [...]

    4. Lisa on said:

      This book was about the death of a small community paper than about the investigation of a girl s death The storyline meandered and for the first half of the book seemed to be going nowhere The dialog was difficult at times since the characters didn t really have their own voices and was not made any less confusing by one of the characters having the nickname of No , which seemed to often occur at the beginning of sentences The main character even notes that No herself mistakenly thought he was [...]

    5. Eric on said:

      Came across this book while weeding the fiction collection in the library where I work Cover blurbs made me want to give it a shot The strength of the narrator s voice and a sense of the fabric of the community in Fairbanks, Alaska were very enjoyable I also liked the exploration of success failure, intimacy, family ties, and sense of place.

    6. Cheryl on said:

      Simple yet effective execution of what could have been an droll and wanky plot That s all Writing this while hearing Michelle Obama s emotional and inspiring speech Go Obama P.S I m looking for Kowalski Cole.

    7. Virginia on said:

      A fun read mystery of an idealistic small newspaper editor as he navigates life through his friend an at times self serving developer and an unlikely indigenous woman facing life after 4 failed marriages.Set in Fairbanks which certainly gave a flavor for the town as it is lived todayl

    8. Shonna Froebel on said:

      Winner of the Bellwether Prize for FictionSet in Alaska, newspaper editor, environmental issues, ethical issues.Extremely well written.

    9. Jasna on said:

      I picked up this book thinking that it was an Erin Brokovich type struggle about a lone journalist taking on big business in trying to defend the land Instead, the book turned out to have a stretched out plot involving an independent newspaper editor publisher who struggles to keep his paper afloat That s part of the book and the other part focuses on relationships to friends, co workers, and a lover All in all this turned out to be a mediocre read The use of language isn t spectacular and most [...]

    10. Theresa on said:

      Another Bellwether award winner This one was very different from the others in that the main character is a man It takes place in Alaska which is a new literary setting for me It is the story of a an independent newspaper editor who is trying to keep his weekly newspaper afloat while opposing big business interests and trying to preserve the Alaskan wilderness and the quality of life for the Native population.

    11. Venessa on said:

      This novel won the Bellwether Prize, which recognizes works of fiction that have a political or environmental statement within them and is the first novel by Cole, as Alaskan writing about Alaskans An editor of the local small paper finds himself in financial difficulties, falling in love, losing his paper, and torn between ethics and friendship in this slim tome which somehow manages to cover a lot of ground within it s pages.

    12. Kae Cheatham on said:

      Novel set in 1980s Alaska Gus Traynor publishes a weekly newspaper in Fairbanks The book was quiet and touched on some environmental and Alaskan Native issues It seemed a good portrayal of Alaskan seasons Competent writing, yet I wasn t overwhelmed with interest and I had to force myself to finish it I love the title and its tie in to the story

    13. Donna on said:

      This book was a winner of the Bellwether Prize for fiction for 2004 At 228 pages, I considered it a novella that didn t go into a lot of depth for many of the characters or the community I liked the protagonist s sense of humor.

    14. Beth on said:

      not my regular type of book, but I enjoyed it than I expected Present day Alaska, people and places were very interesting, well written I was given the autographed copy by Doug, so I gave it a try, and didn t regret it.

    15. Lynn on said:

      I was a bit disappointed in this story I can t put my finger on the reason.

    16. Fritz on said:

      surprising, but clumsy book about damage, pain, and survival i also have a soft spot for novels about contemporary country life in strip mall america.

    17. Darci on said:

      I liked the straight style and the subtleties of the romances, but I m not sure if I got the point as she meant it.

    18. Lisa on said:

      I always seem to enjoy a book even so when it is set in a location I am familiar with.

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