Books That Make you: Go Back In Time

Books That Make you: Go Back In Time

Are you ready for an adventure? This week on Books that Make you we travel back in time to the Alaskan Gold rush.

You may recall that we went on an Alaskan adventure with author Neil Perry Gordon, who has written such books as, A Cobbler’s Tale and Moon Flower, The Righteous One, The Bomb Squad, and we have talked with him about his book Hope City. Now Neil Perry Gordon is back with a new historical fiction tale, Cape Nome. It goes a little like this:

It’s 1898, and one of history’s most abundant gold discoveries has shaken awake the desolate city of Cape Nome, Alaska.

This monumental find by John Brynteson, Jafet Lindeberg, and Erik Lindblom earns them the moniker of the Three Lucky Swedes.

News of their good fortune spreads swiftly, and by the summer of 1900, tens of thousands of dreamers trek over land and by sea to the mines surrounding Anvil Creek and upon the Bering Sea beaches, where gold deposits pepper the soft sands.

Cape Nome chronicles the continuing adventures of Percy Hope, following his exploits two years earlier in Hope City. Percy, now a journalist for William Randolph Hearst’s San Francisco Examiner, is sent on assignment to Nome to report on the next great stampede.

Along the way, Percy encounters and befriends the legendary gunman Wyatt Earp and his spirited wife, Josephine, as well as an assemblage of amusing, disarming, and sinister characters, including a sea monster known as the Qalupalik.

Cape Nome is a riveting story of betrayal, murder, kidnapping, and government conspiracies, all of which form the backdrop for Percy Hope’s struggle to uncover the truth in a world poisoned by greed, deceit, and lies.

Join host Desiree Duffy and her guest Neil Perry Gordon Sunday, April 18th at 8 or 11 eastern for Books that Make You on