Elise Sereni Patkotak Parallel Logic

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A life altering decision found a savvy NY native transported to Alaska's Northern tundra in the 70s to work as a nurse among the native population.
She learned to survive with humor as she faced challenges for which she was unprepared - including the lack of supplies, electricity, and plumbing.
She came to love the state and it's people, and now lives in Anchorage where she is well known for her writing and media work.

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In Parallel Logic Elise Sereni Patkotak demonstrates she is a true humorist and storyteller. In 1972 twenty-two year old Elise made a life-altering decision to leave her family and friends in New Jersey and take a job nursing at the Indian Health Service Hospital in Barrow, Alaska.
Her first years in Barrow were spent in homes without flushing toilets or running water. There was no way in or out of the village except by plane that arrived about three times a week, or boats that came up once a year when the pack ice receded from shore.
Elise experienced things in Barrow she never imagined existed, from spring whale hunts to camping out on the tundra in 20-below temperatures. Humor was necessary for survival when living in a house so small that when your guest went to use the honeybucket, his knees touched the knees of the person sitting on your couch.
This memoir about the northernmost state were the sundoesn't rise from the end of November to the end of January will delight and entertain.

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