Margret Kingrey narrates her journeys filled with romance, travel, and a spiritual quest in “Alaska Stories: A Memoir.” Margret came to the realization that life is more than just death and inertia at the age of 45. She moves away from her family and friends to work as an occupational therapist in Anchorage. Margret, whose ambitions to get married and advance professionally have been dashed, turns to her love of boating and the breathtaking scenery of Alaska to help her understand how valuable she is as a person. Another turn of fate grants her wishes just as she starts to cherish herself as a single woman in her life.
Margret's fascinating account of escaping to Alaska in her early middle age is entertaining and motivational. She yearns for love, adventure, and a new beginning, which makes this book relatable because these things occasionally elude us all. She stands up from her chair and begins to embrace that new life. For those who want to get away from every day, this is a great book to read. Her writing is clear and simple to follow, and it's sprinkled with just the right amount of comedy to have you turning the pages endlessly.
With this personal account, readers go on a fascinating and instructive journey. Margret paints a vivid and lively picture of what life would be like in Alaska by talking about kayaking, fishing, and hiking.
Alaska Stories: A Memoir
Author: Margret Kingrey
Publisher: Your Online Publicist
Published Date: July 2022
Book Genre: Memoir, Travelogue
About the Author:
Margret Kingrey grew up in a small town near the coast of the State of Washington. After earning her Associate of Arts degree, she married and moved to Oregon, then Texas. Upon her divorce she and her son returned to Washington where she attended the University of Puget Sound, earning her Bachelor of Science in Occupational Therapy. After working for several years, she moved to Alaska where she met her husband, Everett. Upon a transfer to New Mexico, Margret earned her M. A. in Early Childhood Special Education from New Mexico State University. She taught in three OT programs before retiring. She earned her MFA in Writing from the University of Nebraska in 2019. She is a member of Pacific Northwest Writers Association, Nebraska Writer's Guild, The League of American Pen Women and the National Association of Memoir Writers.
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