The folks at AbeBooks have put together a light-hearted look at books related to Wasilla, the Alaska town that is home to Republican vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin. Besides Palin's biography, Sarah,  highlights include books about hunting brown bears, Dall sheep, wolves and red-necked grebes. (Ok, so not grebes, they're featured in another kind of book.)

The town of less than 10,000 residents is described as a "publishing powerhouse … well, perhaps not a powerhouse but it certainly leads the way in books about hunting. Aside from putting animals in the telescopic sights, 'Wasilla Lit' covers many parts of the book spectrum – there are publishers, a major cartoonist, and an optometrist who writes about his adventures."

All jokes aside, if you want to read about Alaska and the pioneer spirirt that still drives the state, pick up John McPhee's Coming Into the Country. In this nonfiction account, you'll meet remarkable Alaskans, in stories filled with great writing.

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