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Brian Payton


Brian Payton

Brian Payton has written for the New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, the Chicago Tribune and the Boston Globe. He is the author of SHADOW OF THE BEAR: Travels in Vanishing Wilderness, which was chosen as a Barnes & Noble Book Club pick, a Pearl's Pick on NPR and a National Outdoor Book Awards Book of the Year. THE ICE PASSAGE: A True Story of Ambition, Disaster, and Endurance in the Arctic Wilderness and his novel HAIL MARY CORNER were published to acclaim in Canada. He lives with his family in Vancouver.

Books by Brian Payton

by Brian Payton - Fiction, Historical Fiction

Following the death of his younger brother in Europe, journalist John Easley heads north to investigate the Japanese invasion of Alaska's Aleutian Islands. While accompanying a crew on a bombing run, his plane is shot down. He survives only to find himself exposed to a harsh and unforgiving wilderness. Meanwhile, John’s wife, Helen, struggles with the burden of his disappearance and is forced to reimagine who she is --- and what she is capable of doing.