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Petersburg author preserves history through story


Kyle Clayton / Petersburg Pilot

May's book is already available on Kindle and hardcopies will be available as a hard copy on within the month. The cover displays photos of the individuals in the book who tell their stories.

Local writer Edward May is self-publishing his new book "Sourdough Starter: The Mother Sponge."

The book is a collection of 27 profiles taken from audio interviews May transcribed and condensed for the Anchorage Daily News between 2006 and 2008.

The stories detail the experiences of Alaskans who had lived in the territory before it became a state. May paints the lives of Tlingit fishermen, loggers, trappers and transplants across his pages.

"That's the kind of interview I specialize in," May said. "Trying to get inside of people, inside of their passions."

He writes in his introduction...

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