Finding Resilience, Becoming a Musher in the Arctic

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Norway. Svalbard islands. Spitsbergen island. Billefjorden glacier.

Blair Braverman moved to the Arctic at age 18 and learned to drive sled dogs. She recounts the struggles and triumphs of learning to survive in the arctic, and her time as a tour guide on an Alaskan glacier. Her memoir, Welcome to the Goddamn Ice Cube: Chasing Fear and Finding Home in the Great White North,details her coming-of-age experience on the edges of the frontier.