Books: Rankin Inlet (a Novel)

The Arctic Blog – Most of what we read about the Arctic comes in the form of news articles, foreign policy statements, speeches, and scientific reports. Any books are generally historical recounts of expeditions. However, a novel about the Arctic called Rankin Inlet, by Mara Feeney, has just been published. Feeney became interested in the Arctic after spending a summer there in college, and she eventually learned to speak the language. She moved to the Arctic to work for the government of the Northwest Territories and has worked there for much of the past 30 years, giving her a unique insight into Inuit culture as an outsider.

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  1. Mara Feeney says:

    Hi–a correction. I have not lived in the Arctic for much of the past 30 years. I spent 3 summers there, then several years full-time, but then went to graduate school, traveled the world, worked in Vancouver and Calgary, and eventually migrated to California, where I live now. It would be good if you could revise that last sentence to be more accurate. (You could say “She moved to the Arctic to work for the government of the Northwest Territories for several years, was adopted by an Inuit family, giving her a unique insight…). Thanks!