The book Water Mask is an adventurous memoir from Monica Devine, who, as an itinerant therapist traveled to villages throughout
Alaska. In these stories, she skis woodland trails with her baby on her back, navigates sea ice with whalers, and whirls two thousand feet above
the tundra with a rookie bush pilot. She negotiates the death of her father, and the near-loss of her family’s cabin on the Copper River. Her journey
is exhilarating—but not without reminders of the folly of romanticizing a northern landscape that both rejects and beguiles. Reflections
on family, place, memory, work, and culture are woven into a seductive tapestry of a life well-lived and well-loved.
About All Ages:
Walk-in program, open to all.
Author Monica Devine is an award-winning author/artist whose stories, poems and photographs have appeared in both books and literary journals. She writes
and creates art inspired by the natural world from her home in Eagle River, Alaska.