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Book Review of In a Far Country: The True Story of a Mission, a Marriage, a Murder, and the Remarkable Reindeer Rescue of 1898

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Helpful Score: 3

The mission and the marriage are the true focal points of this book, which chronicles the experiences of two late 1800s missionaries setting up early schools among the natives in Alaska. The reindeer rescue itself was somewhat anticlimactic, but you care so much about the people by the time you get there that it doesn't matter. Very interesting look at native life, including how their justice system works when the murder comes into play. Highly recommended. I thoroughly enjoyed it.