A father, a daughter, and an unforgettable journey into the alaskan wild.
Alaska's Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, home to only a handful of people, is a harsh and lonely place. So when James Campbell's cousin Heimo Korth asked him to spend a summer building a cabin in the rugged Interior, Campbell hesitated about inviting his fifteen-year-old daughter, Aidan, to join him: Would she be able to withstand clouds of mosquitoes, the threat of grizzlies, bathing in an ice-cold river, and the hours of grueling labor? Their Alaskan adventure- and two more over the next year- would test them and their relationship as never before. At turns poignant and humorous, Braving It is an ode to America's disappearing wilderness and a profound meditation on what it means for a child to grow up- and a parent to finally, fully let go.
"We read books like Braving It to experience what we may never have the particular courage to and share the terror and thrills of those who do.... Campbell has set his daughter on the hero's journey." - Wall Street Journal
"Braving It- tender, wise, translucent- is not just an Alaskan classic, but a parenting classic" - Rick Bass, author of The Lives of Rocks and Why I came West